Monday, 25 June 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Chewy Brown Butter Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies



I can't believe it's Secret Recipe Club Group D reveal day again. This month has really flown by and I'm barely keeping up with my blog posts. It's my fault for taking part in so many challenges this month! The secret recipe club is one of my favourite and I always have fun choosing which recipe to make from my assigned blog.

This month I have been assigned Healthy Delicious. Lauren and I have been paired previously for secret recipe club. She chose to make my earl grey tea banana bread and I'm really pleased that I now get an opportunity to make a recipe from her blog. She says she has been cooking for as long as she can remember and initially started her blog as a weight watchers blog. I love this quote from her blog "if it isn't delicious, it isn't worth eating" - definitely a motto I can live by! Most of her recipes take a maximum of 40 minutes to make so it's healthy, delicious and speedy!

I shortlisted quite a few recipes including crispy salted chocolate chip cookies, soft & fudgy chocolate peanut butter cookies, bruleed orange butter cookies, mini pineapple upside down cakes.  As you can tell I was in a cookie mood which is how I came to finally choose these chewy brown butter espresso chocolate chip cookies.

I love baking with brown butter as it has a slight nutty, salty flavour.  The espresso smells amazing here and it's choc full of chips, no pun intended ;) A really good recipe and one that I will definitely be making again. The only change I made to the recipe was reducing the sugar amount and increasing the chocolate chips as it was easier to use the whole bag than to weigh it out!



 brown the butter

 add espresso powder

 ready to go in the oven 

 I wish you can smell this! 

 Yum!! 

Recipe from healthy delicious

113g butter
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
250g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
150g brown sugar
85g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
200g dark chocolate chips (you probably only need 150g) 

  • Preheat the oven to 185C.
  • In a small saucepan, brown the butter over a medium heat. 
  • Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  • The butter should turn a nice golden brown colour and will have a slight nutty aroma. 
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the espresso powder. 
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the brown butter mixture, sugars, and vanilla. 
  • Beat in the egg.
  • Gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients — the dough will be very soft but should hold its shape. 
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop rounded teaspoons of dough into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the centers are just set. 


40 comments:

  1. Those look fantastic!

    And I love the quote - how true :) Gave you a stumble and a pin!

    Happy Reveal Day!

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    1. Thanks for the stumble and pin. I love the quote too! Off to check out your SRC post :)

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  2. These cookies look great! I also made your earl grey tea banana bread - its awesome!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks and I'm glad you like the earl grey banana bread as well :)

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  3. They look great - I'm in a cookie mood too! Must try baking with browned butter, that's definitely on the 'to-do' list!

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    1. Browned butter is amazing!! Definitely add it to your 'to-do' list :)

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  4. Oh my! I am all over this cookie recipe!!! I too have recently discovered how much I just LOVE baking with browned butter. Such a wonderful flavor. The addition of espresso powder totally appeals to me too! YUM!

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    1. This recipe is seriously amazing - brown butter + espresso + chocolate chips = heaven!

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  5. These look so gooey and delicious!

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  6. Wish that I could grab one of those cookies right now, they look divine.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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    1. I'd send some over but they are long gone - barely lasted the day! Heading over to your site now :)

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  7. oh my, these sound wonderful! i love brown butter, too, + i bet these cookies are absolutely amazing. YUM!

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    1. These are seriously good cookies!

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    1. I thought the same when I saw the recipe :)

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  9. These chocolate chip cookies look awesome. The browned butter sounds amazing.

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    1. Thanks! The browned butter makes a difference :)

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  10. These cookies look great..I've never made anything with browned butter..must give a try! Great SRC pick!

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    1. Definitely give it a try - you won't regret it! I've tried it in a few recipes now and it's really good :)

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  11. They seems pretty and crispy, exactly what i like! I will to make some today, i got free time :)

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    1. I hope you made some and enjoyed them :)

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  12. Those cookies look devilishly delicious !
    I wish I could get my hands on a few right now.

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    1. I wish I still had some to munch on but they're all gone :(

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  13. Gosh! I must try these heavenly espresso cookies! Looks absolutely delicious & tempting!

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    1. Thanks I hope you do try them as they are really good :)

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  14. These look LOVELY Ros and I have always loved chewy style biscuits too.....I am LOVING this SRC involvement, great to see what you chose to make! Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! I've noticed a trend with my SRC posts - first peanut butter then espresso and chocolate chips! Wonder what I'll make next month? xx

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  15. I have a complaint to make - I am trying to lose weight and reading this wonderful recipe it is going to make me slip...oh well I think it will be worth - I love chocolate chip cookies and these sound great

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    1. It will definitely be worth it :) I'll try and post a less tasty recipe next time ;-)

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  16. Ooooh these look so good!

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  17. it's true - if it isn't delicious i usually pass on a dish. why would i want to put something icky or bland or mediocre in my mouth? a work colleague made a comment to me once (jokingly) "oh honey! a moment on the lips and forever on the hips" as i chowed down on a poutine gone wrong (i work as a server in a restaurant)... and it was from that moment on: if it isn't fabulous - i'm not eating it. if it is fabulous, bring on the extra hip poundage! haha..

    happy src reveal, friend!

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    1. Totally agree with you and I also live by the 'moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips' motto :) This was definitely worth the extra hip poundage :)

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  18. These cookies sound amazing. Darn SRC reveal days and all the delicious cookies that pop up, looks like I'll have to bake something to satisfy my sweets craving!

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    1. LOL you really have to try these as they are truly amazing! My bookmark lists grows exponentially on each SRC reveal day :)

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  19. Wonderful choice! (Visiting you from SRC Group D.)

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  20. .thanks for sharing

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  21. Oh this sounds lovely, thanks for sharing!

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