So I guess I can say back in the day now... since we've been around for over six years! Well, back in the day we used to have Signature Cookies for our Ambassadors that were created to be their favorite cookie and you could actually order them. One of our Ambassadors at the time, Austen Sweetin, asked us to bake him an Espresso Peanut Butter Cookie. We kinda raised our eyebrows at this when he asked, but we never knock something until we try it. So we tried it, and we loved it! We loved it so much we're sharing the recipe with you here.
Espresso Peanut Butter Cookies
1 stick (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened
113 grams (1/2 cup) organic packed dark brown sugar
113 grams (1/2 cup) organic cane sugar plus extra for topping
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
227 grams (3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) organic peanut butter
1 organic egg
1 organic egg yolk
142 grams (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) organic all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
14 grams (3 tablespoons) organic coffee beans
142 grams (2/3 cup) all natural peanut butter chips
Method Preheat oven to 375°F. Grind the coffee beans until they are very finely ground.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the butter, sugar, dark brown sugar, ground coffee and vanilla extract. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined.
Add the peanut butter and eggs, and mix on low until combined. Do not over mix once the peanut butter has been added.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and sea salt. Then add to butter mixture and mix on low until combined.
Add the peanut butter chips, and mix just until combined.
On a cookie sheet with parchment paper, start forming your cookie dough balls. When “balling” the cookies, you want your cookie dough balls to be about 2 inches in diameter and look like a round disk. Space them at least 1 inch apart, they will spread a little when baking.
Bake for 11 minutes until cracked and set on top.
Once the cookies come out of the oven, sprinkle with sugar.
Store cookies in an airtight container.
Note: Make sure you are grinding the coffee beans yourself because buying ground coffee will not be ground fine enough for the cookies and they will be grainy. Also, coffee beans and ground coffee weigh the same, but measure differently, so if you are using already fine ground coffee make sure to use the weight measurement and not the tablespoons because that would be too much ground coffee for the recipe.
Gluten Free - Just substitute the flour for 155 grams (1 cup) organic gluten free flour blend, our favorite is Namaste Organic Perfect Flour Blend.
High Altitude - Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes until cracked and set on top.