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Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

The combination of espresso and dark chocoolate give these cookies a complex flavor, and a jolt of caffeine you never knew you need!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour 301 grams
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking power
  • 1 1/3 sticks salted butter, melted 150 grams
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar 150 grams
  • 1 1/3 cups light or dark brown sugar 150 grams
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder

Instructions

  • Melt the salted butter in the microwave, add the espresso powder and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a large mix together all the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt.
  • Once the butter has cooled, add the white sugar, and brown sugar, and let sit for about five minutes.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla to the mixture and mix on medium speed for another 3-4 minutes. The batter should be light-colored and fluffy at this point.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix well until all the dry mixture is combined with the wet ingredients just until combined. Don't overmix.
  • Add in the chocolate chunks and fold into the rest of the batter.
  • Divide the batter into equal balls of dough (I use an ice cream scooper to help). The dough usually makes about 16-18 cookies, depending on the size.
  • Place mixture in the fridge for at least 2 hours (ideally overnight).
  • Pre-heat oven to 325F degrees.
  • On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, place cookie dough balls at least 1.5 inches apart.
  • Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 12-16 minutes. The sides should start to brown on the sides but the center will look soft.
  • Remove from oven, and rap the cookie sheet on the counter to get that rustic cookie look.
  • Leave in the cookie sheet to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  • The cookies will be too soft when they are fresh from the oven and will harden as they cool