Adapted from Eating the Beats
Coffee/chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with chocolate-coffee filling
3 cups whole wheat flour;
1 1/2 tsp baking powder;
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt;
1 tsp baking soda;
1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened;
2/3 c dark brown sugar;
2/3 c granulated white sugar;
3 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 2 tsp vanilla;
2 c chopped dark chocolate OR 2 c mocha chips if you want a stronger coffee flavor
1/2 c heavy cream;
1 c chopped chocolate;
4 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 3 tsp vanilla extract
Assemble the sandwiches!
TV on the Radio is an all-around awesome band, whose electro-rock makes me think of college dance parties, and the sea of fist-pumpers that flooded Grant Park at Lollapalooza a few years ago. Their album Nine Types of Light closes with a song called "Caffeinated Consciousness", while Return to Cookie Mountain was the title of their excellent 2006 release—hence the double inspiration behind these heavenly caffeinated treats!
Laura Leebove is the Brooklyn-based writer and self-taught home cook behind Eating the Beats. Her full-time gig is in the editorial department at eMusic, and she spends most of her free time in the kitchen of her Bushwick apartment. Follow her on Twitter at @leebovel.