Friday, March 11, 2011

Cappuccino Cookies


Coffee in a cookie?  Um, yes please!  This cookie hardly needs an introduction, but if you are of the camp that doesn't really care for coffee, this cookie reminds me of a gingersnap or a molasses cookies, just less spicy.  So, break out the espresso powder!  These cookies are yummy!


Cappuccino Cookies
Source:  Joy the Baker

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
1 cup white chocolate chunks

Directions:
Place racks in the center and upper third of the oven and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and instant espresso powder.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.  Stop the mixer and scrape down the butter mixture with a spatula.  Add the egg and egg yolk and beat on medium speed until mixture is fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes.  Stop the mixer and add the dry ingredients, all at once to the butter mixture.  Beat on low speed until just combined.  Stop the mixer, add the chocolate chunks and fold together with a  spatula until well combined.  Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

 
Scoop cookie dough by the heaping tablespoonful onto the prepared baking pans.  Bake for about 12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.  Remove from the oven, allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store cookies in an airtight container.

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