Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Traditions

This post is going to wrap up the BOC Open House event for this fall. Don't forget, the super special 30% off open house discount will continue to be in effect for all purchases on my website through tomorrow, Monday the 25th when you use the code fallopenhouse in the coupon code box at checkout.

So since I love to cook and bake I thought I'd share my ultimate cookie recipe with all of you... Mmm, cookies... (espresso cinnamon chocolate chip to be precise). This is essentially Alton Brown's "The Chewy" chocolate chip cookie recipe but I've thrown in a couple of twists that I think make this cookie perfection:


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Mixer


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.

Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk, espresso powder, cinnamon and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

If you make them I'd love to hear what you think!

Now if you're not a baker, these

might need to become a tradition... I do own a tequila collection though so I suppose I'm partial to the third skull combination!

What are your fall traditions? Please share!


  1. I'm not much of a baker. But I actually think I could make these cookies. They sound sooooo good.

  2. These sound great! I'm a tea drinker..think I can substitute the expresso with another flavor??

  3. Anonymous5:04 PM

    mmmm I would love to try and make this! Thanks for sharing! I read all your posts and congratulations on that necklace! Glad I had a chance to learn more about you

  4. Wow they are delicious! Want to try this. We own a Wall Mirrors ecommerce site and are always looking for great content to share and help inspire. Thanks.


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