Thursday, October 22, 2009

Heavenly Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Heavenly Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 1/2 dozen

3/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 package semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup walnut halves, toasted

Combine butter and coffee in a small saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until butter melts and coffee dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Combine butter mixture, sugars, egg and egg yolk. Beat at medium speed until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12 to 14 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheets. Remove from wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!

We first tasted these cookies at the house of a dear friend who is an excellent cook. Mr. H. immediately fell in love with them! She shared the recipe with me so I could have some fresh out of the oven when Mr. H. returned this evening from a week long hunting trip. Thank you Mrs. T! :-)


Kerri said...

I have two more care packages to send out to Dean! These would be appreciated by his squad I think!! :)

Mrs. T said...

You are welcome Mrs. H! Thank you for the compliment!