TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

                        Cocoa, chocolate chips, chocolate covered almonds and coffee beans. Cookies.
        

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We adore them. It’s the BEST!- I’ve heard( not too humble huh..). I can’t restrict myself in calling them the best.

If there’s one thing kids ask(almost demand) when they come to our place, are these cookies. Now coming to think of it, I’m not too sure it’s just them asking or one chocoholic teen who makes them ask…

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The cookies are slightly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, little like a cushioned brownie. They are quite chocolaty with hints of crunch from the almonds and coffee beans. 

The idea of using coffee beans came from the beautiful Chef Giada De Laurentis, she used them in her cookie recipe and I thought it was an ingenious idea.

I’ve bought chocolate covered coffee beans(now try saying that 5 times:)),..ate it all even before it made to the batter.  This time  I bought my chocolate covered coffee beans last and added it first.

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We couldn’t  wait for it to get out of the oven, it’s one of those things which tastes out of the world crazy good when it’s warm.

Turn on a movie, .Sit in your spots, warm up the cookie a bit and close your eyes and take a bite, it is perfect..

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It’s OK, all the craziness with chocolate but what’s  NOT OK was, I had a boy bouncing off the walls. What remained was boxed for later.

What is YOUR favorite cookie?

I leave you with this chocolate heaven. Hope you all have an awesome weekend.  

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
(lightly adapted from Food Network)
Makes 24 cookies
300 degrees for 12 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup All purpose Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cocoa powder(I used Hershey’s)
1/3 cup chocolate covered coffee beans/almonds
4 tbsp or 1/2 stick unsalted butter
4 ounces  semi sweet chocolate baking barks/squares 
1  large egg
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract( I used Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract)
2 tbsp brewed coffee 
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Method:

1. Mix all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, chocolate covered almonds/coffee beans,cocoa powder together and keep aside.
2. Melt butter in a microwave till it melts and note not to burn it.  
3. Chop the Semi sweet chocolate squares and add it to the warm butter and mix well until it is smooth.
4. Whip butter, both the sugar well. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well, add 2 tbsp of brewed coffee.
5.  Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well using spatula.
6. Add the chocolate chips to it.
7.  Use a small ice cream scoop to make portions.
8.  Use parchment sheets so the cookies don’t stick to the baking sheet.
9. Bake at 300 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Leave it to sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
ENJOY!!

Note:
 Please do not over bake these..
They will be a bit soft after 12 minutes, leave it on the tray and carefully transfer.
If using a darker cookie sheet, it might take a little lesser time to bake.
If you want to make it egg less, it’s also perfect without the addition of 1 egg, just add 2 tbsp of either flax seeds powder or 2 tbsp apple puree.
If you want to omit the chocolate covered beans( for kids) or you feel it might get stuck in the teeth(it did a bit), please go ahead, doesn’t change the flavors a lot. You can just use chocolate covered almonds.

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