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Monday, October 17, 2011

Chunky Mocha Zebra Cookies

Well, I guess they aren't technically Zebra cookies because they don't have stripes but you get the point. My husband and I have been on a serious coffee kick recently and I've been looking for ways to incorporate our addiction in other more solid forms. These cookies pack a serious coffee punch with 3 Tablespoons of coffee but surprisingly the coffee taste is not overwhelming. The flavor is offset by chunks of chocolate- semi sweet and white chocolate but had I had any milk chocolate on hand I would have put that in too. The cookies came out with what I think is the perfect cookie texture- crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside and oozing chocolate and the little caffeine buzz I got from them was nice too :). All in all, can't go wrong with these beauties. Enjoy!

2 1/2 cups flour
3 Tbl instant coffee
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa
2 sticks butter (or margarine) at room temp.
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 bar (100 grams) white chocolate, chunked (or 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips)
1 bar (100 grams) semi sweet chocolate, chunked
1 bar ( 100 grams) milk chocolate, chunked

Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl mix together the flour, coffee, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa. With a mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until creamy and smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and the vanilla. Gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Fold in the chopped chocolate. Roll the dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove them when they are still soft and seem not quite ready- they will harden slightly as they cool.


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