Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cookie Break

From time to time you just need a cookie break.  If you are a fan of chocolate and coffee, then this just might be the cookie for you.  It's the official cookie of The Coffee Cup . . . LOL!

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons finely ground espresso beans
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets.

In the top of a double boiler, melt together the unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the butter.  Stir occasionally until melted.  In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and light.  Stir in the espresso.  Add the chocolate mixture and mix well.  Sift together the flour and baking powder, fold into the egg mixture.  Carefully fold in the chopped nuts and remaining chocolate chips.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.  Cookies will have a crackled appearance when done.  Cool on baking sheets.

Set up camp, invite your friends over, and take a cookie break!

"Camping, Coffee & Cookies . . . Life Is Good!"

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