CHOCOLATE CHIP ESPRESSO BEAN COOKIES
When you want to classic cookie, but not necessarily a classic cookie taste, these Chocolate Chip Espresso Bean Cookies will be a real eye-opener.
Servings: 42 cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1½ cups chocolate covered espresso beans
Preheat the oven to 375-degrees Fahrenheit.
Cream the softened butter, packed brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy (approximately 2 minutes). Use a spatula to scrape down the bowl.
Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture and blend until thoroughly combined.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Blend the flour mixture (half at a time) into the butter and egg mixture until just blended (scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed), but be careful not to overmix the dough.
Add the chocolate chip and coffee beans to the batter and blend lightly to combine.
Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to evenly drop the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets (12 cookies per sheet) and bake in a preheated oven for 9 - 11 minutes rotating the cookie sheets halfway through baking.
Cool the cookies completely on wire cooling racks before serving.
The dough may be frozen for up to 3 months prior to baking. Thaw in the refrigerator and bake as per the recipe instructions.
Baked cookies may be frozen for up to 3 months in an air-tight freezer container.
If desired split the cookie dough in half (before scooping and baking) and add the chocolate-covered espresso beans (decreased to 1 cup) to half of the dough only.
Serving: 1 | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg