Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 shot espresso, cooled
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cookies fresh out of the oven:
I found the espresso flavour was actually stronger in the raw dough than in the finished cookies. It mellowed out through the baking process but still highlighted the sweetness and smoothness of these cookies.
There's a gorgeous close-up for the texture of the cookies - very buttery and chewy.
Now for the beats. Since I described the espresso as being bitter but also emphasizing the sweet in the cookies, my mind automatically jumped to one song: Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve.