Love Potion – Chewy Chocolate Espresso Cookies
6 Tablespoons of all purpose flour sifted
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces of high quality semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
3/4 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder (Medaglia D’Oro or Ferrara)
2 large eggs
2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract (good quality)
1 cup high quality semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat such as Silpat. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt with a fork in a small bowl, set aside. Melt the 8 ounces of chocolate chips and the butter over low heat. Remove from the heat. In a medium bowl add the sugar, espresso powder, vanilla and eggs, using an electric mixer, beat until well blended. Stir the sugar/egg mixture into the warm chocolate mixture using a spatula or wooden spoon. Stir in the flour mixture and the 1 cup of chocolate chips, mix well.
Drop the cookie mixture by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the tops crack but the cookies are still soft. Cool 5 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. Transfer cookies to a rack for further cooling. Makes 2 dozen cookies.