Let’s make some chocolate cookies. Be aware they are extremely addictive.
Recipe is adapted from (adapted from LilaLoa)
- 2 sticks room temperature butter 1cup butter =226grams
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 140grams
- 1 cup 200grams granulated sugar
- 1/2 tbl vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbl almond extract
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 tbl espresso powder
- 2/3 cup dark baking cocoa powder 70grams
- 3 cups all purpose flour 450grams
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
Beat butter and sugars, for about 2 minutes, until fluffy, scrape down the bowl.
In a small dish bread the eggs, add extract and whisk until egg are broken up.
Gradually add egg mixture into the butter mixture, beating well after each addition.
Sift together cocoa powder and coffee powder.
On low speed add cocoa powder mix, on low speed mix well until combined.
In a large bowl sift together flour salt and baking powder.
Gradually add flour mix to the butter mix, on low speed in 3 additions.
Scrape out all of the cookie dough into a bowl. Knead for 30 seconds until no flour streaks are present. Dough will be soft.
Also I use electric oven, gas oven may act little differently and baking time may vary. Cool cookies completely. Decorate as desired.
Store in the airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze undecorated cookies between pieces of wax paper in a large freeze safe container, for up to 2 months. Decorate cookies as desired with royal icing or other medium that you use.