Since the kids are done with school tomorrow, I wanted to make them a special treat for their last full day of school. Now coffee is usually not something that comes to mind when thinking of treats for kids, but my kids love coffee. Weird, since I only drink it a few times a year myself so they are not around it a lot, but kids are strange that way. Anyway, these cookies turned out fantastic. They are seriously hard to stop eating. This recipe was adapted from my Maxwell House Coffee drinks and desserts cookbook. I hope you get a chance to try these!
Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cookies
1 large egg
1 tablespoon strong instant coffee
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 12 oz. bag chocolate chunks or 1 8 oz package semi sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Stir egg, instant coffee, and vanilla in a small bowl until blended. Set aside.
Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric beater on medium until fluffy. Mix in egg mixture. Beat in flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon on low until blended. Stir in the chocolate chunks and nuts.
Drop by rounded tablespoon full 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Cool 2 minutes then remove to cool completely on wire racks.
"Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised."
-Star Trek: Voyager