Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A Little Zap of Caffeine

For some reason, my chosen class to bake for this year is not as interested in eating as last year's choices. I wonder if it's because break is at 10:30 as opposed to 3:30. Anyway, I just baked for them & it's a morning-sounding treat, in name if not in practice. They taste just like a mocha cappuccino.

Cappuccino Chunk Cookies
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted & cooled
4 oz. white chocolate, 3 oz. coarsely chopped
1/2 c. chocolate-covered espresso beans

Mix the dry ingredients together. Beat butter, sugars and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add melted chocolate. On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir 3 oz. chopped white chocolate into dough along with the espresso beans. Chill at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Shape dough into 1" diameter balls. Place 2" apart on cookie sheets. Bake 13 minutes. Melt remaining oz. white chocolate and drizzle onto the cookies. Let stand 1 hour.

This recipe came from an old issue of Ladies Home Journal.