After showing up empty handed on mother’s day following the cupcake bouquet debacle, I knew I had to pull through for my Grandma’s birthday that was only a few days after mother’s day. So for my chocoholic Grandma, I made these double chocolate espresso cookies
The recipe comes from Martha, and I was really happy with it. They were chewy and fudgey, without being too doughy and had a great kick of espresso flavor. My Grandma has coffee every night before bed (no idea how she sleeps!) and I knew these cookies would make a perfect late-night snack for her.
Since she lives 3 hours away, I packaged them up tightly (and cutely!) so they’d keep their freshness for their journey in the mail. It’s also built-in portion control, which is something I know I could definitely use with these cookies! They say coffee is addicting, well how about coffee baked into delicious double chocolate cookies? I’m gonna need rehab…
Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart
1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extra
1 tbsp instant espresso powder
8 oz bittersweet chocolate (4 oz melted and 4 oz chopped)
Sparkling sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt
- In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla
- Combine espresso powder and melted chocolate; beat into butter mixture.
- With mixture on low, gradually add flour mixture and mix just until combined
- Gently fold in chopped chocolate
- Use a medium-sized ice cream scoop to drop dough about 2 inches apart and bake for about 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
- Sprinkle cookies with sparkling sugar if desired
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. (This recipe makes 22 cookies, but I halved the recipe and they still came out great)
To grandmother’s house we go!