Today´s recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie group is for Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies. The recipe for these fabulous cookies was contributed by baker Rick Katz.
The ingredients for these cookies are plain flour, instant coffee powder (I like to use freshly ground coffee instead)…
…baking soda, some salt, unsalted butter, granulated sugar and dark brown sugar, eggs, vanilla (I like to use homemade vanilla sugar), chocolate chunks (I used only dark chocolate with 70 % cocoa solids), and coarsely chopped dried apricots – although apricots are an optional ingredient in this recipe, I decided to add the dried fruits because I found very nice, sweet and plump, dried organic apricots at my favorite health food store.
The combination of granulated and dark brown sugar is a common one, the former adding crunch, the latter a caramel flavor. And the addition of bicarbonate of soda is the most common raising agent in chocolate chip cookies. Overall, a nice and easy recipe.
Of course, you should go for good quality dark chocolate too – the more cocoa there is in it, the more cocoa butter content you will have and the uneven chunks created by chopping your own chocolate gives a better result than even chocolate chips.
These are the ultimate comfort cookies, they are crisp on the outside, chewy and soft on the inside and the addition of dried apricots is quite nice, the dried fruit adds a nice flavor and texture to these cookies. And they are really simple to make with ingredients that, maybe except for the dried fruits, you usually have in your pantry.
To see how the other Doristas fared with this recipe, please do click here.
The recipe can be found at Peggy´s blog - Galettista - "Thank you for hosting today´s recipe, Peggy"!