|Cooling on the wire rack|
This recipe is not too sweet, not one of my favourite cookies but apparently the relatives whom I gave the cookies to liked them very much as they are not overly sweet and they requested for these a few times ^_^.
- 100g butter, softened
- 1/2 cup firmly packed soft brown sugar (add a bit more sugar if you want it sweeter)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp instant coffee granules
- 1/2 tbsp hot water
- 1 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
|The cookies flattening themselves in the oven|
- Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water and add to the mixture.
- Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; add to butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts. Place the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up. Meanwhile, preheat oven at 180°C.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal portions or more (with tablespoon measurement, this makes about 30) depending how big each portion is shaped.
- Flatten the dough and form a disc. Repeat with the remaining dough. Space the cookies 5 cm apart on ungreased baking sheets; bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes (if you like chewy cookies) or 25-30 minutes (if you like crispy cookies).
- Leave the cookies to cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered.
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