Warm chocolate chip cookies + a mug of milky coffee. Can you think of a better thing to munch while you binge-watch your favourite TV show or devour a new book?
I mean, now that we’re in the middle of summer and it’s scorching hot out there, it might be wise to eat those cookies at room-temp AND also sub in iced coffee. (I love that stuff!)
Luckily for me and unluckily for my dog, who is terrified of thunders, there’s a big storm happening out side right now which makes eating warm cookies and coffee 100% acceptable in my books. Would you guys want to join? Because these cookies are so easy to make that you could be enjoying your very own batch in under an hour.
Now, that sounds like a heavenly plan!
I absolutely adored how these cookies turn out. Thick and crispy, with a buttery center – they’re only made better with the addition of extra dark chocolate, a shot of espresso and a bit of maple syrup. This combo is really the stuff dreams are made of!
As big of a fan of plain chocolate chip cookies as I am, I sometimes find myself craving something different, featuring more intriguing flavours, like the Gourmesso Honduras Pura Forte espresso: super intense with a slight hint of cocoa. Am in love? Yes.
If you pals know me, you know how big of a coffee aficionado I am. My favourite thing to drink is strong black coffee, no sugar, no anything. Though you really have to use quality coffee to get the perfect brew! These Gourmesso capsules are a favourite of mine, no doubt. I adore how big the variety range is, and the fact that they’re all certified fair-trade and harvested to purely ecological guidelines. And let’s not forget they’re compatible with espresso machines as well!
To make these cookies, I decided to use one of the most intense capsules, but if you aren’t a fan of dark, strong coffee, you may use a lighter version. The vanilla pods are so nice, and they work super well in recipes like my Espresso Almond Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks.
You can get both the Honduras Pura Forte mix and the Soffio Vaniglia one on the www.gourmesso.co.uk website.
Back to the cookies, this recipe is super easy to customize as well! If you don’t like maple syrup or simly don’t have it on hand, you can use rice or agave syrup. Not a fan of dark chocolate? Milk or white chocolate are both lovely options, and you could even replace the chocolate altogether with some of your favourite nuts (I’m thinking pecans would work SO well!).
I wanted to use half wholemeal flour, half all-purpose flour so the cookies would turn out a bit more nutritious, but if you don’t have any on hand, using all white flour will also work! And, if you’re looking for an even healthier, fancier version, using spelt flour will yield fantastic cookies as well. See? This is such a great cookie recipe to add to your repertoire. Every bit as good as a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie, with and extra something that will make people go crazy over them (and they’ll probably love you a lot too!).
Still in the mood for more cookies? (Can’t blame you, cookies are great). Feel free to check out one of my favourite vegan cookie recipes by Oh, Ladycakes. Those turn out so delicious every time I make a batch!
Just don’t forget to dunk them in some coffee! Almond milk coffee is a lovely option, or so I’ve heard 😉
Hope you guys enjoy this recipe!