Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Baking With Julia- Mocha Chocolate Chips

Mocha Chocolate Chips by Teckelcar
Mocha Chocolate Chips, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
This week's Baking with Julia challenge is Mocha Chocolate Chips. As always there is a full run down over at the challenge's host blog, Galettista. Now on to the cookies.

One baker commented that this recipe was pretty close to the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe, and by gum she was right. Shave off a 1/4 of flour and add apricots, extra chocolate, and coffee from the Tollhouse cookies and there go. Which made this week's baking dead easy for me.

I normally add only 2 cups of flour so it was just like making my tried and true chocolate chip cookies. Of course I didn't follow the recipe perfectly. I don't like apricots so I substituted white chocolate chips, I didn't feel chopping chocolate so I used regular chocolate chips, and I baked them at 375 instead of 350.

They came out marvelous.

I only used 2 tablespoons of instant coffee because all I had was instant espresso powder and I did not want to go overboard. I think next time I go for three, a stronger coffee flavor would have been nice. I also will leave out the extra 1/2 pound of chips, it was just too much. This is the first time that my substituting chocolate for an unwanted ingredient, apricots in this case, did not work out. Interestingly a fair number of bakers had an issue with the cookies spreading too much, but that is never a problem for me. These are delightful cookies and will do the mocha variation again.


Have Apron....Will Bake said...

I too used two tablespoons of espresso as well and think I would add more next time. These were really good cookies though. Your cookies look great dotted with the apricots.

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Oh, it was your chocolate chips dotting the cookies, not apricots! Still lovely looking.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Lovely looking cookies. I enjoyed them with the apricots. I used three tablespoons espresso, still was not enough. Hmmm. Strange.