Saturday was a great day. The perfect weekend day, really.
I went to a yoga class in the morning and in the afternoon, Adam came over to fix one of my kitchen cabinets that had gotten unhinged and to be my official cookie taster. He left, I curled up on the couch to watch Love, Actually (how have I never seen that movie before?!) and then he came back over to pick me up for our weekly date night.
You know what the very best part was though??? Not those mussels, not the fries and not even that amazing garlic aioli that literally melted on my tongue. Nope, the very BEST part was when Adam took one bite of these fudgy cookies and told me they were the best cookies he’s ever tasted in his entire life.
These cookies are SUPREMELY fudgy and chewy, and full of dark chocolate chips, peppermint and instant coffee. Friends, if there’s anything I love more than coffee, it’s a caffeinated chocolate cookie. And these do the trick juuuuuust fine. I got the idea to make these after one too many peppermint mocha trips to Starbucks. I was in a caffeinated stupor and thought, why not? I’ll dump coffee in my cookie dough. And some extra chocolate chips for good measure.
You can never go wrong with extra chocolate chips, folks.
These cookies are best eaten straight out of the oven when the chocolate chips are still melted and gooey. Oh, and that white chocolate drizzle? It’s pretty. Isn’t that reason enough?
Chewy Peppermint Mocha Cookies
makes about 20 cookies
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 tbsp instant coffee
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add peppermint extract.
In another bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, coffee, baking powder and salt. Add to wet ingredients and fold in chocolate chips.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto lined sheet trays and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool completely.
Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave (stirring after each 30 second interval) and scoop into a small plastic bag. Snip off end and drizzle cooled cookies with white chocolate.