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Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies

23 Dec

Okay. Did you see the title of this cookie? Espresso – yum. Dark Chocolate – always. Coconut – amazing. Put it all together? AMAZINGLY AMAZING!

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Now, I wondered what espresso powder was, since I don’t remember seeing it in the supermarket. I googled it and found out that Williams Sonoma was the easiest and most reliable place to get it – so I just went there. Boom.

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Look at all those flakes of coconut and chunks of chocolate chips.

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OMG look how amazing these babies look……They taste so delicious – espresso and coconut. Even if you aren’t a coconut fan, these are just spectacular. You have to try them.  And if you ARE a coconut AND a chocolate fan? OMG this could be your version of what heaven tastes like.

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If you are thinking of making chocolate chip cookies with a twist, MAKE THESE NOW!!!!! I made these last Christmas and they were so awesome, I repeated them for this Christmas!  IMG_1359

 

Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. espresso powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder. Whisk to blend and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars and beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla and coconut extracts.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips and coconut with a spatula.
  • Use a large dough scoop (about 3 tablespoons) to drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. (Note: I tried three different shaping methods for this dough and preferred the cookies made with the dough scoop to the others.)
  • Bake for about 14-16 minutes or until just set, rotating the pans halfway through baking.
  • Let cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 Nov

I wanted to make something fall-ish and pumpkin-y….are they words? I dont think so, but we’ll just go with it!

The batter came together easily and as soon as I whipped them up and doled them out on cookie sheets, I knew they would be good.

They are very cakey in texture. I think the pumpkin taste could be a bit stronger…..maybe a smidge more of the nutmeg maybe?

This batch of delicious goodies went with me to work for some team meetings…..And it was devoured in 2 days. ‘Nuff said.

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1  3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1  1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate large bowl or stand-mixer, cream butter. Then slowly add  larger dry flour/sugar mixture in batches.

Add the egg and pumpkin. Then the rolled oats and chocolate chips.

Drop heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake 10-12 minutes.

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