22 December, 2016
Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies
I absolutely could not pass up putting this recipe for Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies in my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! Found on Beer Girl Cooks (blogger after my own heart), this cookie is a bit more complex than most I have made so far…but a complex recipe leads to complex flavor, which is AWESOME!
We are big craft beer drinkers here, so of course, this was my hubbys favorite cookie recipe so far. BUT, believe me, this it is not just for beer drinkers. It’s also for people that love a good cookie.
Start out by combining flour, cocoa powder (unsweetened), baking powder, baking soda, salt and powdered sugar in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and a coffee based porter beer. Now, I used Vanilla Java Porter (Atwater Brewery) and that my be why my cookies were so damn good. Be selective in your beer choice! Combine chopped unsweetened chocolate and butter, in yet another bowl, and microwave until melted. I usually micro for 20 seconds and stir…20 seconds and stir…until chocolate is melted. PLEASE let the chocolate cool off a bit before adding to the sugar/egg mixture. If you add too soon, your eggs may curdle. Stir in flour mixture and refrigerate for at least a half hour.
When you are ready to roll your cookies, prepare a plate of powdered sugar and a plate of granulated sugar. My dough was still sticky, even after chilling for an hour and a half. What I did was wet my hands after every couple of cookies I rolled. Coat each cookie in granulated sugar and then in powdered sugar and place on your baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes and leave on sheet for another 5 minutes.
The taste of these cookies is so layered, more than any other cookie I have tasted! I was worried, using so much unsweetened chocolate, that the cookies wouldn’t have any sweetness. Boy, was I wrong. The unsweetened chocolate simply highlighted the coffee and vanilla flavors of the beer. And the sugar coating…WOW. It made the cookies slightly crunchy and added a sweet “kiss” that combined all the flavors perfectly. If you can’t tell, I loved this one!
And P.S, they turn out as pretty as the picture!
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