There are days when the minutes fly by so fast, I have all I can do to avoid a Jessie Spano-style meltdown. No time. There’s never enough time. Three times out of 10, I usually don’t make it all the way to the “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so … scared” part.
So what does an iconic 90s sitcom scene have to do with that stack-o-chocolate goodness up there? Absolutely everything.
Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies are for the troubled multitaskers in this world—those that can’t find the time to eat a cookie and eat a brownie and drink a cup of coffee, all in one sitting. I feel your pain. And these cookie brownies ease that pain, one chocolatey, chewy, caffeinated bite at a time. Just imagine the texture of a brownie, but in cookie form. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking…
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/8 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- In a double boiler (a small pan set within a larger pan of simmering water), combine the unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of chocolate chips and butter, stirring until melted. Remove the smaller pan containing the chocolate from the double boiler and set it aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs, sugar and instant coffee granules on high speed until very thick and mixture forms a ribbon when whisk is lifted, about 3 minutes.
- Slowly add the chocolate mixture to the bowl, whisking just until combined.
- Turn off the stand mixer. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and stir just until combined. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips.
- Portion heaping tablespoons of batter about 2 inches apart on a parchment- or Silpat-lined baking sheet. (See Kelly's Notes.)
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are cracked and puffed on top. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- The batter will be much looser than your average cookie dough. If you're making multiple batches, keep the batter in the fridge in between batches.
- When in doubt, underbake the cookies, as they'll continue firming up as they cool on the cookie sheet.
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Recipe adapted from Gourmet.