On February 1st, I posted about fabulous Mocha Swirl Cookies made with instant coffee granules stirred into the batter to give the coffee flavor. It was an amazingly easy technique to get the wonderful coffee flavor ... and I told you all in that post - "Now stay tuned ... because this method gave me an idea that I just have to try. It's coming soon!"
Okay, so almost six months later may not exactly be "soon." But ... I did finally give my idea a try! With success, I might add. And so these Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies were born!
After making the Mocha Swirl Cookies, I wondered if the same instant-coffee-granules-technique would work to transform regular chocolate chip cookies into coffee chocolate chip cookies.
Well, yes, ... yes, it does.
I tried several different amounts of coffee granules. With 1 tablespoon, you get a nice subtle coffee flavor that was just right for me. One of my
If you want a stronger coffee taste, add a little bit more coffee granules.
To prep the coffee granules for the batter, I smooshed them into a powder. I didn't want to bite down into a big ol' hunk of a coffee granule ... like this:
See how big those granules are? So I put them in a zip-top baggie and smooshed them with a meat mallet. Ahhhhhhh, much better.
Mix the coffee in when you mix in the chocolate chips, and then bake 'em up just like you would regular chocolate chip cookies.
Then enjoy a big ol' stack with a glass a milk. Unless you like your coffee black, that is!
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Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Adapted from Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies & inspired by Sprinkle Bakes' Mocha Swirl Cookies
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. butter, room temperature
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 to 1 1/2 T. instant coffee granules*
1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. Place instant coffee granules in a small zip-top plastic bag. Using a meat mallet or the bottom of a drinking glass, gently crush granules into a powder. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in coffee granule powder, and then stir in chocolate chips.
4. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
(For soft cookies, the cookies should still look a bit uncooked in the middle when you take them out of the oven.) Let cookies stand on the pan for about a minute before removing to a cooling rack.
*I use 1 T. instant coffee granules for a there-but-subtle coffee flavor.