tasty tuesday ~ cappuccino spice chocolate chip cookies...

this cookie is like a little latte in a cookie...
It's Day Thirteen of our 25 Days of Christmas Treats Extravaganza!! Wahoo...we are halfway there. So why not celebrate with a little pick me up. A little latte in a cookie. Oh yes indeed my friends this little chocolate spice gem is filled with espresso and cinnamon, two of my favorite flavors on the planet. 

It's a dreamy drop cookie packed with an espresso punch!

Happy Baking!!

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Cappuccino Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies 
(recipe form the Wilton Cookie Exchange Cookbook)

5 t instant coffee or espresso
2 t Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
3/4 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups milk chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  

Dissolve coffee granules in vanilla extract, set aside.  In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  In large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and coffee mixture, mix well.  Add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by teaspoonfulls onto prepared sheet, about 2 inches apart.  

Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown.  Remove from oven; cool cookies in pan 3 minutes.  Remove to cooling grid, cool completely.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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