You know me...looking for the best chocolate chip cookies. I think I may have found them. But, it is not your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. I would call it an amazing "adult" chocolate chip cookie called a Mocha Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Recently, I have been looking for cookies that would stand up well as a cookie for an ice cream sandwich. The reason was a project at work. I work for a company called FUN Enterprises, Inc. We provide interactive novelty entertainment to educational, corporate and private events. We bring an experience to the PARTY! As a part of the project, I was investigating costs for a food truck. We decided to go with a very niche food truck and were going back and forth between specialty ice cream sandwiches and clam chowder. We have an opportunity to use a food truck as part of our entertainment services.
When we were investigating the specialty ice cream sandwiches, we were going to offer 6 different types of cookies with 6 different types of flavors. We were looking at it from the perspective of a mix and match ice cream sandwich. As we looked at the different types of cookies we would offer, they had to be somewhat crunchy, freeze well and be strong enough to be pushed together with ice cream.
With this is mind, I was looking at a few different types of cookies. As I was thumbing through my FINE Cooking Cookies Cookbook, I came across this recipe for Mocha Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies. The ingredients looked good - chocolate, coffee and cinnamon - and you rolled them in sugar before baking them, which would give them an added crunch. As I looked at the final ingredients, I noticed there were no eggs. First thing I did was look up the recipe online to see if there was a mistake or comments. The reason I did this is because there are a few recipes I have started and half way through, I have noticed a major ingredient is missing. Eggs in cookies, for me, would be a major ingredient. But, as the recipe was written, there were no eggs and the reviews were great. I took out the butter and began baking. These cookies were very easy to make and within 30 minutes I had them baked and on cookie racks. The house smelled so GOOD!
The cookies have a nice balance of coffee and chocolate with just a hint of cinnamon. They were crunchy and sweet; for me, they were perfect. As much as I am always searching for "the best chocolate chip cookie", these were one of the best I've tasted.
Now, onto my next project - Cinnamon Ice Cream. I think that would be a great combination for an ice cream sandwich cookie. How does this sound - Mocha Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cinnamon Ice Cream? Heavenly? Follow the next blog article, the Cinnamon Ice Cream will be there!
If you are looking for a cookie that's crunchy and has a really nice mocha blend, you will love these. Perfect to dip in coffee or hot chocolate and of course, there are no eggs in the recipe.
Mocha Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from FINE Cooking)
- 1-1/4 cups of butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons of instant express (or 4 tablespoons of instant coffee)
- 1 cup of confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1-1/2 cups of chocolate chips
- 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar for dipping cookies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and kosher salt. Set aside.
3. In a large mixer, beat the butter and espresso powder until blended 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the confectioner's and light brown sugar, mix until blended.
5. Add the dry ingredients and once blended add the chocolate chips.
6. Place 1/2 cup of sugar in a shallow dish.
7. Roll dough into tablespoon sized balls and slightly flatten. Then, roll in sugar,
8. Place on cookie sheets two inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden and the tops are dry.
9. Remove from oven and allow them to sit on the tray for 5 minutes before putting them on a cookie rack.
Makes about 36-40 cookies. They freeze very well.