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Cocoa Coffee Cookie

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Cutting down caffeine is the golden rule if you are pregnant. I’ve been drinking at least a cup of coffee since….forever I think. And I’ve tried really hard since I’m expecting from having decaf to totally zero coffee. Yet my crave for coffee just keeps visiting me!

These cookies absolutely satisfied my craving. They have strong coffee and cocoa flavors, and they are huge. One piece or two definitely helped beat my unwanted visitor!

Good that I’m not a chocolate freak. Or else I think I would’ve died already.

Ingredients (12 cookies):

1/3 cup unsalted butter, soften
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 egg whites
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Sift in cocoa powder, coffee, baking soda and cinnamon. Beat until combined.

Beat in egg whites, yogurt and vanilla until incorporated.

Slowly fold in the flour and mix until well blended with the mixture.

Hand roll golf-size balls from the dough, place on baking trays about 1.5 inch apart and flatten slightly.

Sprinkle granulated sugar generously all over the cookies.

Bake cookies for 15 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

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