My sister, Laura, and I made these so that my parents’ house would smell super-amazing. You see, my parents are trying to sell their house, and cookies help dreams come true.
These are divine. They get a crinkly top like brownies get, which is much more flattering than a muffin-top. Basically, these are brownies in cookie outfits.
So pretty much, these suckers are just the thing to round out your christmas cookie list, make your house smell dreamy, and bring you and your sister together in the baking BFF way.
- 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 T butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 t espresso powder
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 1/4 t kosher salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- powdered sugar for sprinkling, or pecans for topping or a glaze for drizzling*
- In a double boiler, or in the microwave, gently melt butter and chocolate together. To avoid over heating stop heating when the butter is melted and stir until chocolate is smooth.
- In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs until thoroughly combined. Add the melted chocolate mixture and then stir in remaining ingredients: espresso powder, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips. Place the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until it firms up a bit and is easier to handle.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 325°. Lightly grease two or three baking sheets and drop the cookie dough by the tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Leave about 2″ between the dough balls as they’ll spread while they bake.
- Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes, until their tops are shiny and crackled. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
* If you’d like to, you can place a pecan on top of the cookies halfway through baking. It’ll make them extra fun. Or whisk together a teeny bit of milk with a bit of powdered sugar and cinnamon to drizzle it on top, or just keep it real and sprinkle them generously with powdered sugar.
The ones on the right will hopefully sell my parents’ house.
The ones on the left were the super models.