I was going to make oreos today. Until I saw these on Bakergirl’s gorgeous blog.
Hello chocolate chip coffee bars.
They smell fantastic while they are baking. And they taste even better.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COFFEE BARS
Adapted from Bakergirl.
220g unsalted butter, softened (1 cup)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp instant coffee
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (I used a mixture of milk and dark and it was great)
Preheat the oven to 190 C and line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper (or grease it).
Bash up your coffee in a mortar and pestle (or something) so its nice and fine (important! Otherwise you’ll end up with bitter lumps of coffee).
Put the coffee, butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of your electric mixer and beat until combined and creamy.
Add the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder and mix on low until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
Eat some dough. It has no eggs in it so you can eat it raw. Do it. Its YUM.
Let the bar cookies cool in the pan before cutting into squares. Makes 20 bars.
Go and make some. You’ll be glad you did.