I love me an espresso. There’s something about that petite little cup and rich aroma that makes me feel oh so fancy. I can imagine myself sitting in a Parisian cafe, wearing the latest fashion, and sipping on a freshly brewed espresso. Damn…my alter ego is chic. But here’s the incredibly sad and embarrassing truth. I can’t brew espresso to save my life. The grinds, the filter, that cup, the machine, it’s all so overwhelming.
So I take my fancy self to the instant coffee section of the grocery store and buy the fanciest instant espresso powder I can find. Maybe once my kids are grown and I have more than 0.5 seconds in the morning to myself I’ll learn how to brew a proper cup of espresso. But for now…I’m just going to sit here and drink my ever so fancy cup of instant espresso and imagine a very high-fashion European version of myself while doing so.
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These cookies will whip up in a snap and with no-chill time required you can be eating your morning espresso before you are even drinking it. Can I get a “incroyable!” 🙌 (That’s French for amazing.) First, start by creaming the butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on high until light and fluffy. This will take approximately 2 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix on high again for another 2 minutes.
Next comes the dark molasses. I adore me a dark molasses. The rich nutty and slightly sweet flavour complements the robust espresso in these cookies beautifully. Molasses is also high in iron so you know…health. Third in line, add in all the dry ingredients except for the dark chocolate chips and mix on low until fully combined and a dough is formed.
Add in those glorious dark chocolate chips and this cookie dough is ready to bake. “Sensationnel!” (That’s French for wow.) Into a 350 degree oven for 9-10 minutes and ta-da: an ultra-easy but totally ultra-fancy espresso molasses cookie. Now go grab a book, a hot cup of espresso, a few of these cookies, and imagine yourself sitting in a quaint but chic Parisian cafe. Oh and don’t forget your beret. 😉 Santé