It’s not that the first recipe attempt was bad. In fact, the First Reader preferred it to the second recipe. The problem lay in the cosmetics – it just didn’t photograph as pretty as the second. They were a lighter brown, and I was aiming for as dark as it gets without resorting to food dyes. But the flavor packs a punch, and they actually have nuts in them, and…
They taste good, they aren’t pretty. But then again, are you gonna look at that cookie, or eat it?
The coffee flavor in this is not predominant, but the flavor is very dark, almost (but not quite) bitter. Like super dark chocolate. The First Reader says they are sweet but not overpowering, excellent chocolate cookies.
We’ll be making these again – he’s not prone to rave over chocolate recipes!