Less Noise, More Green: Rhode Island Coffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Rhode Island Coffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

This cookie recipe pays homage to my adopted state of Rhode Island. 

There is nothing more Rhode Island than coffee syrup, which is a strong coffee and sugar reduction. In fact, coffee milk is the official state drink. To be a true Rhode Islander, though, you have to say it correctly: 

"I'll have a cawafee cabinet, because cawafee syrup is wicked good."

Translation:  I'll have a coffee milkshake, because coffee syrup is really delicious.

Now if you ever find yourself in Rhode Island you'll blend right in.


Coffee syrup is made by a company called Autocrat and you can find it everywhere in RI. Cross state lines (which Rhode Islanders don't do unless its as emergency) and it becomes harder to find. Amazon carries it, but it is actually very easy to make. Very strong coffee and sugar is heated and reduced to a thick syrup. Folgers Coffee has an easy recipe.

Needless to say, these cookies a great with coffee. This weekend I served them with homemade coffee ice cream and yes, it was wicked good! I used milk chocolate chips in this recipe because I didn't want the chocolate to over power the cawafee, I mean coffee, taste but semi sweet chocolate would work as well.


RI Coffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
4 Tbsp. coffee syrup, or more to taste
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and grease two cookie sheets

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat. Add the vanilla and coffee syrup and thoroughly beat in.

Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into the butter mixture and beat until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and fold in with a spoon.

Drop by tablespoon on to the cookie sheets. Mixture should make two dozen cookies. Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are brown around the edges. Wait until completely cool before removing from the sheets.

See you in the kitchen.



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