This version is modified slightly from the original found on the Neiman Marcus website.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds).
Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.
In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.
Using a 1-ounce scoop or a 2-tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon* to spread out into a 2 inch circle.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges.** Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.
*I found it was easier to use my fingers to lightly flatten the cookie
**I also found that if I waited for the cookies to be “nicely browned around the edges” they turned out too crispy. I stuck with the 20 minute recommended baking time and they turned out perfectly.
***One final note about baking in a home kitchen in Hawaii – the humidity in the islands can affect the end result. A friend of mine who lives on the east coast tried this recipe and all her cookies were crispy without the slight chew and she was disappointed. Any number of things could have affected it including the differences in oven temperatures. You may need to play around to find the right temperature and timing to get the results you prefer.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Cookies
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 175.23
- Sugar: 14.48 g.
- Sodium: 87.46 g.
- Fat: 8.32 g.
- Saturated Fat: 4.92 g.
- Carbohydrates: 23.3 g.
- Fiber: 1.13 g.
- Protein: 1.93 g.
- Cholesterol: 18.58 g.
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