Thesr are great cookies for an exchange a bit different.
Chocolate Chunk Espresso Bean Jumbies
2 Cups large walnut pieces
2 Cups plus 2 Tb flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 Sticks butter, room temperature
3/4 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Cups coarsely chopped milk or semi sweet chocolate chunks
2 Cups dark chocolate covered espresso (coffee) beans
toast nuts on a baking sheet until fragrant Cool
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a blow. Beat butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs then vanilla. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture until well combined. By hand stir in the nuts, chocolate and coffee beans.
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Using a small ice cream scoop, drop mounds of the dough, about 1 3/4 ounces each onto parchment lined baking sheets, about 8 cookies per sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. (Rotate the pans halfway through the bake time.) Remove to wire racks to cool.
Spicy Chocolate -Orange Cookies
3 Cups flour
1 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2 tsp orange zest
3 sticks butter, room temperature
1 1/2 Cups sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 egg white
1/2 tsp orange juice
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix flour, cocoa, cinnamon, salt and peppers in a bowl. Add zest.
Beat butter and sugar un bowl of electric mixer, use paddle attachment if using a stand mixer, beat until creamy. Scrape down sides of mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time scrape down bowl between additions. Add flour mixture on low speed until fully incorporated.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass, making a slight indent in the center of each cookie.
Bake 8-10 minutes; cool on baking sheet then transfer to wire rack.
Combine confectioners sugar, egg white and orange juice mix until smooth. Spread icing in the center of each cookie. Allow icing to set.
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