So...my husband and I bought a house! We've honestly waited for this moment for the past three years. It's not easy being a small business owner trying to buy a house in this crazy market. But it FINALLY happened! We're so excited for this new chapter.
Now, we're still settling in, but our kitchen is coming together, so I decided I wanted to try my first baking experience as a way to honor our new space (and to see what it felt like to move around my new kitchen!). I went to ol' faithful Pinterest to search recipes, and I chose this one from a website called Stephanie's Sweet Treats because it was comprised of two of my favorite things - coffee and chocolate chip cookies! Perfect,
I'm SO glad I made these. They were some of the best cookies I had in very a long time (and I have baked a lot of cookies over the years). My husband could NOT stop eating them...and now asks me everyday when I'm making them again. Which is probably very soon.
My favorite thing about this recipe, you ask? There's no chilling required AND I didn't need to get out the clunky stand mixer. It took two bowls to whip these up, and it was so simple. The original recipe made 18 large cookies, but I made them a tad bit smaller to get closer to about 24 of them. The smaller the cookies, the less time in the oven they will need, so keep that in mind if you're altering the size in any way. My recipe below is for medium sized ones that made about 24 cookies.
Another important thing to note: you should take your dairy ingredients out of the fridge to sit at room temperature about an hour or two before baking. This way you'll be ready to go!
These cookies are lusciously soft, and feature a perfect bite of chocolate chips with all the right notes of smooth coffee. A true match made in heaven. Paired with a glass of milk, and forget it. You won't be able to stop eating them. I warned you.
Magickal Ingredients Featured:
Coffee: Known to promote good luck and abundance, and it is also said to have protective properties.
Cinnamon: Prosperity, love, protection, healing.
Chocolate: Self-love, romance, friendship, balance, fun.
PREP TIME: 20 mins COOK TIME: 13 mins TOTAL TIME: 33 mins
Here's What You Need:
2 tablespoon Instant coffee good quality (measured then blended)
2 ½ cups All-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 cup Unsalted butter melted and cooled
1 cup Brown sugar packed light brown sugar
½ cup White granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
2 Large eggs, room temperature
1 ½ cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Here's What To Do:
Using a food processor, blend the instant coffee into a powder. In a medium bowl, sift the flour. Add the instant coffee, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
In a large bowl, add the melted butter (it needs to be cooled to room temperature), brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and eggs.
Add the dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips (leave some extra for additional topping if desired) and mix.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Let the dough sit while the oven preheats. This allows the gluten absorbs into the wet ingredients.
Use a cookie scoop (around 2 oz.) and scoop the cookie dough. Scoop cookie dough balls onto the sheet about 1/2 inch or so apart from each other. Top the cookie dough balls with extra chocolate chips.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the middle is slightly underbaked.
Let the cookies sit on the hot pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
NOTES *Flour - Make sure flour is spooned and leveled or use a kitchen scale. Compacted flour can dry out the cookies and cause them not to spread. *Pull out dairy ingredients 2 hours before baking.
*If your dough seems way to warm, you can chill it for 5-10 minutes. It should be at about room temperature or slightly cooler when put in the oven.