It wasn't until a few days later that I got an email saying that I wasn't eligible to participate because I didn't have enough recent food-centered posts on the blog.
So that's cool. I didn't get a refund of the money I donated (only 4$, but still kind of silly since I wasn't allowed to partake) and I sure as heck didn't get a refund for the money I paid for the ingredients to bake the cookies that were in my freezer.
Needless to say, I was popular with my patients that week. I brought in the cookies and shared them among co-workers and among the patients on the units.
I thought I should share the recipe regardless. Because you know, I like to post about food once in a while. ;)
Espresso Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (source)
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 4 tablespoons instant espresso powder
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp ground flax mixed with 1/4 cup water for flax egg
- 1 1/2 packages dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, corn starch, and baking soda; set aside. In a small bowl, stir together espresso powder, vanilla, and a tablespoon of water; set aside. Mix flax with water and set aside.
Cream butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flax egg; mix until incorporated. Add espresso mixture; mix well, scraping down the sides of a bowl with a spatula. At low speed, add flour mixture in small batches, mixing until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts.
Form 1 inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on baking sheet. The cornstarch prevents the cookies from flattening out too much, so they turn out nice and puffy, almost brownie-like. Bake until cookies are set, about 18 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool completely before removing cookies.