Day 10... only a few more cookie recipes to go! This is a pretty traditional cookie, but oh my, are they delicious! Don't skip the coffee in them - even if you aren't a coffee drinker, you will like these cake-like cookies. But you will need a napkin to clean up the powdered sugar moustache!
Mocha Crackle Cookies
from One Ginormous Adventure, originally from Taste of Home
yield: about 5 dozen
1/2 cup butter, cubed
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
In a sauce pan (or in a microwave-safe bowl), heat the butter, chocolate and coffee until chocolate is melted; cool slightly. In a bowl, beat the eggs and salt; add sugar and brown sugar. Stir in chocolate mixture; mix well.
Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture to form a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
Roll dough into 3/4-in. balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar; place 2 in. apart on greased (or parchment lined) baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.REVIEW:
These are so tasty, even if they are a tad messy to eat. I made the dough ahead, and after rolling into balls, I flash froze them and stored them in a Ziploc in the freezer for a week. The night before baking, I moved them to the fridge and baking was a breeze.