1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 1/8 cup flour 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract or bean paste 1/2 cup cocoa (not dutch processed) 1/2 to 1 tsp cayanne (as comfort levels dictate) 2 tsp finely ground coffee 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
Sift all dry ingredients, cream in butter, egg, vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into 1.5-2" balls and place on greased/floured or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven (375ºF) for 10-12 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Maximum Strength for Extra Smooch-Inducing Power!