Chocolate Coffee Cookies

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I should probably be posting salad recipes right after Halloween, but these cookies really need to be shared!  And of course there is no such thing as too much chocolate is there?

These are our latest house favourite.  So rich and intense!  The good thing is, they are rich enough that you only need one or two to feel sated.

The key to success is high quality chocolate.

Recipe

  • 400 g good quality dark chocolate
  • 125 g butter, chopped
  • 1 T dried espresso coffee grounds
  • 1 3/4 caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 c plain flour
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 1/2 c dark chocolate chips (optional)

Heat chocolate, butter and coffee in a saucepan over a low heat until melted and smooth. Use a metal spoon to stir.  Remove from heat and leave to cool.

Beat sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl on high speed until thick and pale. Add chocolate mixture and beat until combined. Sift dry ingredients over the chocolate mixture and beat until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. The dough is very soft so it is important that you keep the dough refridgerated between batches.

Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. Drop heaped teaspoons of mixture onto prepared trays, allowing room for spreading. Bake 1 tray at a time for 10-12 minutes or until cookie tops are set.  Stand on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to complete cooling.

Adapted from “Family Circle“, December 2008, p75

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About baking bohemian

My name is Jen and I am the baking bohemian. My blog identity comes from the cultural background of my mother’s family, (Bohemian), and my mother’s more left wing lifestyle (bohemian). The big ‘B’ Bohemian refers to the rich cultural heritage of our family that emigrated from Bohemia when it was still its own country (it now comprises two thirds of the Czech Republic). Food featured prominently in the family and broader social life of that part of my family. No social interaction was without sustenance, and any celebration, large or small, was an invitation to cook up a storm. My own family emigrated from the United States to Australia when I was a child. For the most part we lived with our mother, and my dad eventually moved back to the US. The little ‘b’ bohemian relates to the semi-alternative lifestyle we led with our mother. I hesitate to refer to her as a hippy, for that conjures up so many misconceptions, but certainly she was on that side of the fence. She was probably more eccentric than radical at the end of the day, but she could really cook. We always set extra plates at the dinner table because inevitably people would visit at dinner time. I started cooking when I was about eight. Cookies. Obviously I was motivated by desire! I loved cooking, I loved that the kitchen was always, in every way, the heart of the house, so I was always part of anything else that was happening while I was cooking. I loved people loving my food. With all the different things that I have done in my life and am interested in, food has remained my most consistent and enduring passion.

10 responses »

  1. Jen, two of my favorite words – coffee and chocolate! I love this recipe and the cookies look sensationally delicious!! WOW! And dark chocolate and coffee are good for you : )

  2. Those look so dark and delicious! I’d be secretly afraid that the coffee component would keep me up if I had these late at night, but would have some anyway!

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