Saturday, March 12, 2011

Espresso Infused Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week is the celebration of two things: 
1. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week 
2. Finals. My FINAL finals ever. 

That said, I wanted to make a really great little sweet treat that would make finals just a little bit more bearable. And these puppies, yes they make it so much sweeter! 


Simply Sweet Note: I made these with whole wheat flour, you don't have to do that, but their texture is so wonderful... A little bit grainy and just so nice. :) 

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 package instant pudding (I used vanilla, chocolate would be tasty too) 
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (or you can use sour cream) 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (or white should you prefer) 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons espresso powder 

Directions:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 f. 
  2. Beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy. 
  3. Add the egg, yogurt, and vanilla and beat thoroughly. 
  4. Add the pudding, flour, salt, baking soda, and espresso powder. Mix together completely. 
  5. Add the chocolate chips. 
  6. Use a spoon to scoop the batter into one inch balls and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  7. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes. (This is a little more difficult with the whole wheat because you can't tell if the cookies are browning... Keep an eye on them so they don't over bake!) 
  8. Enjoy with a glass of milk! 

IMPORTANT! These little treats are full of caffeine... I ate three after I made them and was bouncing off the walls. Keep out of the reach of children (or you may have a major price to pay) and please consume responsibly.

This recipe makes about 30 so make sure that you have friends or neighbors to share with! :)

3 comments:

Ashley Slater said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a unique recipe! I have never heard of chocolate chip cookies with yogurt! I will for sure be trying these. I am always in search of something in even better than the best recipes I have in my arsenal.

Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to read YOUR letters too!

have a great weekend!

-ash

savoringsarah.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum girl!!!! These look ahhhhhhhhMAZING!!!!

Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

hahaha so funny you got a caffeine buzz! i would never have thought that would happen. makes total sense though!