Friday, June 4, 2010

Chocolate Chunk – Mocha Cookies



It’s FRIDAY! Don’t you just love four day weeks at work?!? The week just goes by so much smoother and faster. So, I decided to make these cookies on a whim over the weekend. I wasn’t expecting anything more than a chocolate cookie, which I guess is a good way to be pleasantly surprised. This cookie was definitely chocolaty , so much so that if I ate more than two at a time I would go into shock! Just kidding, but seriously this cookie is full of goodness, very similar to a brownie, but in cookie form. Each bite is a pillow of chocolate with chunks of more chocolate, topped with even more chocolate…get the idea!

Chocolate Chunk-Mocha Cookies

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For the Cookies:

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, room temperature

¾ cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks

For the Mocha Frosting:

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa

¼ cup hot strong brewed coffee

¼ cup butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted

To Make the Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

In another bowl, beat butter, sugars, and vanilla extract at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, being just until blended after each addition. Gradually add in the flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chips/chunks.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until puffy. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Let cookies cool 30 minutes or until completely cool. Spread cookies with Mocha Frosting.

To Make the Frosting:

Stir together cocoa, coffee, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until creamy.

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