The holiday season has begun, and one of my favorite things to do is get in the kitchen and bake cookies and treats. This one is my all-time-favorite. I have begun to incorporate this recipe into my life throughout the year too. Since it contains coffee, it is perfect for late night events or brunches. For instance, it has become my go-to cookie that I bake during tech week.
It also is a PERFECT cookie to serve Santa Claus on Christmas Eve to give him energy as he pulls the ultimate global-all-nighter.
Coffee Crunch Bars
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 Tbsp Instant Coffee (regular or decaf)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Salted Butter (two sticks), softened
- 6 oz Chocolate Chunks (or chips)
- optional: Chopped Nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first five ingredients (dry) in mixer and combine on low. Add vanilla and butter and mix on medium speed until crumbly. Add chocolate chunks and/or nuts and mix until just combined.
Put dough into two 11X7 glass pans (or one large jelly roll pan), and press down. Should be about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes (less time if they are thinner, more time if thicker).
Remove from oven, cut into pieces and let cool before removing from pan.
Nutrition Information: – Per 2 Cookies: 130 calories, 1 g protein, 7.5 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 16 g carbohydrate, 0.5 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 80 mg sodium, 15 mg cholesterol, 9 mg caffeine