Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 1: Mocha Truffle Cookies

Welcome to the 3rd annual 25 days of cookies! I needed to start slowly, so an easy recipe, that is also easy to please.

Crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. Exactly how a cookie should be!

Mocha Truffle Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
  • 1 ounce milk chocolate, melted

Directions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in coffee granules until dissolved; cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Add the sugars, egg and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in toffee bits.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with melted milk chocolate. Yield: 15 cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 152 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

2 comments:

cheechsgirl said...

Okay where is your take on this cookie? You slacking this year? I want to know how it tasted!!! Oh and I love love love the new layout!

Housewife In Training said...

they were good! i told you, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. and the taste was kinda like a dunkaccino.