Soft + Chewy = Delicious!
For an added punch try adding some instant coffee grounds for a more grown-up taste.
Dark Chocolate Cocoa Cookies
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/2 t. baking soda
pinch of salt
6 T. butter, softened
1 c. sugar, plus extra for rolling
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. instant coffee grounds (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla (and coffee grounds if using) mixing well. Add dry ingredients a little at a time mixing well between each addition. Dough will be firm.
Using a one inch cookie scoop form dough into balls. Roll dough balls in sugar, place on a silpat lined baking sheet and flatten slightly.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooling rack.