MOCHA TRUFFLE COOKIES
- Cooking Time: 8 to 10
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbs. coffee syrup**
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- ** Coffee syrup: In a small bowl combine 1 heaping Tbs. instant coffee granules and 1-2 tsp. hot tap water. Stir until dissolved.
Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
Line sheet pans with baking parchment paper; set aside.
In a large heavy clad pot over low heat melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips, stirring until smooth.
Remove from heat.
Whisk in coffee syrup and both sugars; stir until incorporated and smooth; about 2 minutes.
Let mixture cool for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile in a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.
Into cooled chocolate mixture, whisk in eggs, and vanilla extract.
Using a wooden spoon, stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture.
Add remaining 1 cup chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheet pans spacing cookies 2" apart.
Bake in oven for approx. 8-10 minutes or until cookies are puffed and dry looking on top.
Cookies will be soft but do not over bake!
Let cookies cool on sheet pan on cooling rack for 2 minutes.
Remove cookies from sheet pan to cooling rack. Serve warm.