Since becoming pregnant I have realized just how much I really miss coffee.
Now there are two things that I do know regarding this situation: one, decaf is a possibility. I know this and hate decaf with a passion – the flavor is off and I just don’t like it. And two, I know that I am allowed to have limited amounts of caffeine – something I have taken advantage of once or twice to cure a headache.
But when I say I miss coffee I mean I miss the big-‘ol-mug-a-joe, the over-sized cup from Starbucks (to be fair I can hardly finish a tall from there – but still, I miss it), the massive plastic cup from home filled with homemade iced coffee. THAT’S the thing that I miss when I say I miss coffee.
Oh, and the buzz. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss that because, well, it sure is nice to wake up with that.
The other day Nate was telling me that I never ever make him chocolate chip cookies. HA! That guy – what a joker. So in order to prove him wrong I made a big batch of chocolate chip cookies and then stirred in a some über-concentrated coffee. Bake ’em up nice and fluffy and we had a plate of cookies that neither of us could put down.
Who says you need a cup of coffee to give you a buzz?
- 2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbsp instant coffee or espresso powder mixed with 1.5 Tbsp hot water until dissolved
- 2 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and sugars. Add the vanilla, eggs, and coffee powder mixture and mix until combined. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt and mix into the wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until the bottom is just browned slightly. Let cool for about 5 minutes before removing to a rack or eating.