Chocolate Espresso Cookies & Viking Bakeshop Basics

Chef Colby

Caking Baking

I would love to take all of the credit for making these soft chewy chocolatey cookies but that would be a lie. I made these in the Bakeshop Basics class at the Viking Cooking School.  Baking has always been fun for me. Cakes, cookies, cobblers, you name I like to bake it. Yeast breads, however, have been my nemesis.  A few years ago I went through a bread and pizza dough baking phase that ended miserably and I’ve been afraid to try bread  ever since. One of my goals for this year was to get over my fear of yeast so I decided to take the Bake Shop Basics class at Viking. What fun ! It was 5 hours of hands on instruction from Chef Colby Durden. We made six different recipes that covered both savory and sweet baking. Chef Colby was alot of fun and extremely patient. She gave us some some great baking tips and some delicious recipes that I’ll be adapting and remaking through out the year.  The best part of the class is that we got to divide up everything we made and take it home.

Classmates Kim and Avalyn

This is one of the recipes we made and it was fantastic. These cookies are soft and chewy with a strong chocolate flavor. If hazelnuts aren’t your thing, you could substitute another nut or leave them out.

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