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Mocha Mountain Cookies

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Posted to Thread #17710 at 9:20 pm on Feb 13, 2010

Note: I am unsure of the origin of this recipe. It came to me from an EPI member, but I see here that OrigCyn posted it here as her own. At any rate, they are a favorite.

Mocha Mountain Cookies

4 oz. Unsweetened chocolate, c hopped
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into bits
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 T instant espresso powder
2 1/2 tsp. Vanilla

In a metal or glass bowl set over a sauce pan of simmering water, melt chocolate, 1 1/2 cup of the chips and butter stirring until the mixture is smooth. Forget that and melt it in the microwave. Much easier. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs with sugar until thick and pale; beat in espresso powder and vanilla. Fold chocolate mixture into the flour mixture, stir in remaining chips. Let batter stand for 15 minutes. I put mine in the refrigerator to harden.

Drop by heaping T onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or one of those new mats that prevent sticking. Bake cookies in the middle of a preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until they are puffed, shiny and cracked on top. Let cookies cool on baking sheets, transfer them to racks to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen.

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