Thursday, April 1, 2010
On Thursdays we go to story time at our local library. The kids get to hear a few stories then make a fun craft. Afterwards they play and have fun. My daughter has befriended a few of the kids there - they've kinda got their own gang going on. Its adorable to watch them play and friendships develop. Since the weather has been warming up we've all taken to hanging out at the playground after story time is over, and with that comes picnic lunches. And cookies. Delicious yummy cookies.
Which brings me to the point of my post. Nicole is one of the moms at story time and it turns out that she's a talented baker. Today she surprised us by bringing cookies for the group. They were amazing. Chocolate cookie nirvana. Nicole was kind enough to bring the recipe as well and I told her that I'd be blogging about it, soon!
These cookies are insanely good. They are rich, dark and chocolate laden. I can not say enough good things about these cookies! I did have to exercise some self control and saved one so I could photograph it for you all. And now that the photo shoot is over, its cookie time!
Triple Chocolate Cookies
By Nicole from my story time group
makes about 30 cookies
1 c AP flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c unsalted butter, at room temp
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs at room temp
1 t vanilla extract
1 T dark roast instant coffee powder (Starbucks VIA Italian roast would be awesome!)
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. In another bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
Combine coffee powder and melted chocolate, add this to the butter and egg mixture. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Fold in chopped chocolate.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake until edges are dry, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople Recipe Calculator
30 cookies, 1 cookie per serving
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 22.5 mg
Sodium 43.8 mg
Potassium 31.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 10.0 g
Protein 1.7 g