Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Today I bring you Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies, perfect for a rainy day. I have been reading the Hannah Swensen Book Series by Joanne Fluke, in each book Joanne includes several recipes for desserts as well as a few main courses. I have been wanting to try a recipe but had not had the chance until two weeks ago. A friend of ours had a family emergency so I offered to bring over Dinner and some dessert for the whole family.

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

This recipe makes somewhere in between 8 to 10 dozen cookies, if that is to much to eat at once feel free to freeze the extras 🙂 The recipe calls for espresso powder, I used Greek Nescafe Classic, next time I think I will try Coffee Extract.I did make a few changes to recipe to accommodate my taste. I absolutely love this recipe, I know I will continue making it for years to come! Enjoy 🙂

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

Cappuccino Chocolate Cookies via LashesandDashes

 

Ingredients:

4 sticks, (one pound) unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup espresso powder

1 TBL 1 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups white granulated sugar

3 eggs, beat in measuring cup

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

3 cups milk chocolate chips (A bag plus half a bag of chips)

5  1/2 cups all purpose flour, measured with the scoop and level method

 

Directions

Mix into melted butter the espresso powder and vanilla extract, continue mixing until espresso powder is dissolved. Add in the sugar, eggs, baking powder, and baking soda, mix well. Add in the flour one cup at a time mixing until evenly distributed, continue until all flour has been added in. Mix in chocolate chips using a spatula. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop unto parchment lined cookie sheet, 12 to standard sheet pan. Flatten each cookie with a two inch flat surface (I used a small ramekin bottom). Place cookie sheets into a preheated 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. After they come out of the oven leave on pan for two minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

 

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One Bowl Healthy Coffee Cake

One Bowl Healthy Coffee Cake via LashesandDashesAfter spending most of the day making homemade bread I decided to make a simple One Bowl Coffee Cake for dessert. I used my Great Grandma’s recipe for Chocolate Applesauce Coffee Cake but made it a little healthier. Even though I never met my Great Grandma I just know we would have been kindred spirits. When I look through her old tattered Cookbook I see where I get my love of sweets from!

Original Recipe

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My Recipe

One Bowl Healthy Coffee Cake via LashesandDashes

All of the dry ingredients in the bowl.

One Bowl Healthy Coffee Cake via LashesandDashes

Topping spread on top of batter.

Ingredients 

1 1/2 cups Unbleached Flour (you could also use Whole Wheat)

1/4  cup of Sugar or sugar substitute of your choice

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup applesauce

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup Greek Yogurt

1 TBS vinegar

2 tsp Vanilla

Topping

1 TBS melted butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl put all of the dry ingredients, mix together. Stir in wet ingredients continue until dry ingredients are moist. Grease 8×8 square baking dish, scoop half of batter in dish, spoon half of the topping onto the batter, scoop the rest of batter into the dish and spread the rest of the topping onto the batter. Using a spatula spread the topping so that it covers the batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes.  It is super moist and will become a favorite in your house!