Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chocolate cappuccino cookies


I'm not a hoarder. You know someone who buys things they don't need and keeps things they never use. Although if you looked in my closet at the moment, you may disagree...haha. Definitely time for a good spring cleaning in there.
I do however find it hard not to buy interesting food products. Sauces, olive oils, chocolate, etc.. I find myself buy these things with no real idea of what I'm going to do with them but figuring out ways to use them is half the fun. The food sections in stores like Big Lots and TJ Maxx are some of my favorite places.
I came across these cappuccino chips while pillaging in our local Big Lots. I love the food section at Big Lots because it's a bit like a scavenger hunt, you never know what you might come across. I've found all sorts of things from chutney's to chocolate, all at really great prices. Yes you have to scrounge around a bit but you can find some really cool stuff. There's only one downside, you may never come across the same product twice. So if you fall in love with some product, it may never be there again! Oh well, time to try something new, I guess.


I wanted to make these chips into cookies and I thought they'd be really good with a chocolate cookie. I couldn't find a recipe that was exactly want I wanted so I adapted a recipe for chocolate chocolate chip cookies. I added a little cinnamon and some espresso powder to the these cookies. I think that a little coffee added to chocolate really adds depth of flavor to the chocolate and would be good with the cappuccino chips. The next time I make these, I think I'll do half cappuccino chips and half chocolate chips, just because I'd like them to be a bit more chocolaty. Well that's my plan if I can find the cappuccino chips again!

Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies

Method

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp espresso powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups cappuccino chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another large bowl stir together butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, espresso powder and cocoa. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Mix until combined. Stir in cappuccino chips (and walnuts, if using) until they are evenly distributed. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake about 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.




16 comments:

Maria said...

I have never tried those chips. they look so good!!

oneordinaryday said...

I've never even seen those chips but I'm really intrigued.
I think I'd like to try your recipe even if I had to sub all chocolate chips instead. It still sounds great to me.
Michelle
http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

Elyse said...

Wow! I love the idea of a cappuccino chip! What a fabulous find. I love the combo of cinnamon, espresso, chocolate and these chips. How totally fabulous! Now, if I can just find these chips, I can try the recipe!

RecipeGirl said...

That is a great find. I love to try out interesting products too. I especially love the cinnamon chips! Haven't seen these yet, but will keep my eyes peeled!

apparentlyjessy said...

Cappuccino chips? I am certain I would never be able to get those in Australia...I will just have to make do with drooling over the beautiful cookies in your photos!

Eliana said...

I'm not a chocolate or coffee fan but when you put the two of them together something magical happens. I always put a little touch of coffee flavor in my chocolate desserts and people go mad.

5 Star Foodie said...

I have not seen cappuccino chips - I must find some right away - these cookies look awesome!

Kelly said...

I saw those chips at the store the other day and almost got some. I may have to stop on the way home now. :) They look crazy tasty!

Grace said...

mmm...cappuccino chips! those are up there near cinnamon chips as the best morsels ever! great cookies. :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your cookies look terrific. I must confess however, that I am a hoarder and a collector. It runs in my family so I say as an excuse, I inherited the trait.
Sam

J.Danger said...

You are so funny. I tell myself the same thing. "I'm not a hoarder, but..."

breadchick said...

I'd be hoarding those!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I keep hearing about those Cappuccino chips. I'll have to look for them. Your cookies look great.

Miranda said...

Awesome site!!! I am glad a came acrossed it!!!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Oh thank you! I have cappuccino chips and haven't yet figured out how to use them - now I have something to try!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

OMG! I'm going to Big Lots right now!

I even got my boyfriend addicted to going with me to Big Lots and TJ Maxx to look for great food stuff! :D