Caffeinated cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 48 cookies
Caffeinated cookies

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.


Cream the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy; scrape down the sides of the bowl often. Beat in the espresso powder, then the egg, then the Kahlua. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and whisk to blend. Gradually beat into the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.


Drop the dough by well-rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until firm around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. (Do not overbake.) Let stand 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool.

If you want more chocolate flavor, add 1/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa with the flour. Espresso powder is sold at Italian markets and specialty stores.

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