Monday, March 9, 2009

Mocha Orange Wafers

Mocha waffers
Yes... I am still on my chocolate binge
Yes... I have added coffee to this binge
Yes... I made these the second the last of the other chocolate cookies were eatten (by me)
Yes... they are a deep dark chocolate shortbread.
Yes... I practically doubled the cocoa that the recipe called for.
Yes... I ate these as a meal today.
Yes... they will satisfy your chocolate craving, for the moment.

Mocha Orange Wafers
adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookies book

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. finely ground espresso
1 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Coarse sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Beat together butter, confectioners' sugar, orange zest, and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, cocoa, salt, and espresso until just combined. Transfer dough to a 12-by-16-inch piece of plastic wrap; shape into a log. Roll the wrap around the log, and twist the ends. Chill at least ½ an hour to overnight. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; transfer to baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Brush tops with water; sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake until set, 9-11 minutes.


Heather said...

They look so yummy. I love sugar coated treats! Fabulous photograph too!

Coco Bean said...

Thanks Heather. I am starting to become a sugar coated addict... although..sugar on brussle sprouts? Maybe not that far.

Siri said...

Wow- these look awesome. All my favorite things wrapped up into one cookie!

Coco Bean said...

Siri, that's exactly what I thought and had to make them!

A.D said...

MMMmmmmmmm well so I would be going had I had some and not have to drewl over the pic... "sight"


Shannalee said...

That picture is simply stunning.

Coco Bean said...

Thanks Shannalee, they taste as good as they look!

Sébastien said...

You had your *worst cookie ever* day? I had mine tonight. I mis-read the ingredients and added 1-1/2 CUP of expresso instead of TSP... Anyone up for an All-Nighter? O_O (i made another batch but i'll leave them in the fridge for the night and cook them tomorrow)

Coco Bean said...

OH MY!!!!! I am kind of afraid of what became of those "cookies". Keep them away from Ian, he becomes a humming bird when he has too much coffee! Do you have the sugar to go ontop, if not I can send some with Ian tomorrow. I had a hard time finding it but it really makes these cookies special.

Sébastien said...

Oh, I'd love to have that sugar. i couldn't find it anywhere. I'll need some for my 3rd attempt. My 2nd try isn't too good because the dough is not holding together when rolling in a log... try to imagine how bad my 1st batch was (almost like sand)
I wont give up untill i succeed :D

P.S. where did you find that sugar?

Julia said...

These looks so rich, perfect! I love the orange in it.