Mocha Truffle Cookies
Bonnie Hunter, Pembroke, ME
Roundabout: 2008 Technique of the Month Class
½ cup margarine or butter
½ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. instant coffee granules
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
⅓ cup cocoa
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate chips
In large saucepan, melt margarine (or butter) and ½ cup chocolate chips over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in coffee granules. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in sugars, eggs, and vanilla
In mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir into coffee mixture. Add remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and stir. Dough will be stiff.
Roll mixture into small balls using rounded tablespoons of dough. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Let cool 1 minute before removing from sheet. Do not overbake. Makes 2 ½ to 3 dozen cookies.
NOTE: The cookies will look a little like "dried-up brownies," but the taste and texture is surprisingly "mouth watering!"