"A coffee and chocolate bite!"
These cappuccino cookies have been a part of Italian cookie recipes collection for almost 30 years!
This is an EASY drop cookie recipe. It's made with chocolate morsels, walnuts, and instant espresso.
Don't panic on the instant espresso powder - I've been making it LONG before INSTANT espresso powder was around. You can see how to modify that in the substitutions section below.
If you are looking for a type of coffee dessert recipe, you may be interested in:
Best Tiramisu Recipe
(I mention the tiramisu because it can be modified to use espresso instead of kahlua. Too, it's the most viewed recipe on my site.)
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* 12 ounce pack of semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
* 1 1/2 tablespoon of instant espresso
* 1 teaspoon of boiling water
* 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup of sugar
* 1/2 cup of brown sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
* Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate morsels over double boiler. (And for pity sake - PLEASE USE A QUALITY CHOCOLATE!)
* Dissolve the instant espresso with boiling water, set aside.
* Combine flour baking soda and salt in a separate bowl, set aside.
* In larger bowl combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and instant espresso mixture, beat until creamy.
* Add egg and melted morsels, mix well.
* Gradually add flour mixture.
* Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups of morsels and walnuts. Mix well.
* Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet.
* Bake 10-12 minutes.
Where's the vanilla or almond extract?
It's not a typo that it's omitted! Believe me - you don't need it.
What?! You don't have instant espresso?
The original cappuccino cookies recipe (which I think was in a Good Housekeeping Magazine from the 1980's) called for coffee, and these were the ratios:
Where can I find instant espresso powder?
Look in the coffee section of your store - or the International food section. It comes in a tiny jar.
Dean and Deluca and other stores like that will carry it too.
And I'm not a big huge coffee house fan - but I'm betting that they have them somewhere. Although I can tell you, I went on a re-con mission and asked Starbucks - sorry, they don't have it. But, we always got the internet right? Shop and click away.
What's the difference between espresso and coffee anyway?
Two things - the bean is different. And they are both roasted differently. Espresso beans are roasted until they are oily and dark.
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Memorial Day and Warmer Weather Treats!
It's finally warming up! In my neck of the woods we had SNOW on May 2nd. Now were on to the warm weather sweet treats!
I started celebrating by having a Sangria last night. Sangria is so easy to make - and the trick to making it spectacular is - following the super easy procedure. IF you need a brush up see:
How to Make Sangria
As for Memorial Day Goodies - I bake the LESS sticky stuff if I have to travel. And something that the kids can grab with their fingers as they cruise by the dessert table and run off to their next game. Cookies and brownies work the best for this!
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