Espresso CookiesUser Submitted Recipe
1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch cocoa
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
a pinch of kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, espresso powder and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla together on medium-high until light and fluffy. Turn mixer on low, gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture, scraping down sides of bowl if necessary.
Roll 2 tablespoons of dough between the palms of your hand to form a ball. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment or silpat; repeat with remaining batter, spacing cookies two inches apart. Using a dinner fork, press tines into dough. Bake cookies until just firm to the touch, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.