Monday, March 18

Triple Chocolate Irish Coffee Cookies

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you had a good green holiday yesterday. This was the first year that we celebrated it with our 3 yr old. He wasn't too impressed. Hopefully after incorporating a bunch of "learning time" activities over the next few days about who St. Patrick was, and some geography will cement this whole Ireland/Irish holiday concept into his head as cool. At dinner, we had the typical Irish food minus the green coloring, although I was sorely tempted. It was the first time I ever made corned beef. It was very very yummy. Don't know why we wait until March to make it. Totally looking fwd to leftovers. The Irish beer bread was also delightful. Will share the recipe on a later date I promise. 

I have to tell you about the dessert we had. Okay so we had two desserts tonight. I wasn't planning on double desserts it just happened. The first dessert was some regular, plain jane, chocolate chip cookies. I whipped up the dough during nap time so my son could have some cookies after dinner. Then we shared the cookies with the neighbors to emphasize how St. Patrick shared God with the people in Ireland and we can share with people too. Not very green or St. Patrick's Day themed, but kids love cookies. It went over well with him and the neighbors. I was very proud of my son for sharing with others. 

Now The second dessert after our son went to sleep we had some "adult" chocolate chip cookies. This is the amazingly yummy part. These. Cookies. Were. Incredible. I had never had Irish whiskey before so when I saw a recipe incorporating it I was intrigued. I call them adult cookies because unlike cooking on the stove with wine I am not sure if the alcohol burns off in the oven. This super chocolate-ly inspiration came from a similarly tasty oatmeal raisin recipe at Check it out by clicking here

This is a MUST TRY. 

Here's what I used to make a half batch of cookies 
(since there is only two of us adults): 

3/4 cup of white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 oz unsalted, softened butter, organic if you have it
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar (will cut this down to 1/4 cup next time)
1 egg, room temperature
1 Tbs freshly brewed super strong coffee (instant coffee would be better)
1 cup old fashioned/rolled oats
1/2 cup choc chips, semi sweet
1/2 tsp cocoa powder (will increase this next time)
1/2 bar of white chocolate 2 oz, coarsely chopped
scant 1/2 of a bar (4 squares/ 1.5 oz)  of dark chocolate bar 70% cocoa, coarsely chopped
1 & 1/2 Tbs Jameson Whiskey


1. Mix flour, powdered cocoa, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. 
2. In another bowl, mix the sugar and butter until well combined. Then add in the coffee, the egg, and whiskey one at a time.
3. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until well blended by hand or using a mixer. Scrap the sides as needed. 
4. Stir the rolled oats, choc chunks, and choc chips into the mixture with a large spoon. 
5. Cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hr. 
6. Once the dough feels firm to the touch, preheat the oven to 350. Line baking sheet with silicone mat or wax/parchment paper. 
7. Bake the super yummy cookies for 8-10 minutes depending on size. Space them apart they do spread while cooking. 

From my kitchen to yours :) 

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