After being inspired by making cherry vanilla coca-cola cupcakes a few weeks ago, I decided to try another soda flavored dessert. To be honest, I tried a few types of desserts, including coca-cola brownies that wont seem to turn out the way I want no matter how hard I try! Maybe someday I will figure those out. In the meantime, I decided to try my hand at some chocolate coca-cola cookies. And these turned out absolutely perfectly.
As I’ve mentioned before, Coca-Cola is my favorite type of soda. And that is why I keep making fun desserts with it. This time I’m using the classic flavor of Coke, so I thought I should use the classic flavor of chocolate to go with it.
These cookies have a crispy outside, are chewy and fudgy inside, and are a very rich chocolate flavor. And that makes these some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. I’ve tried these cookies without the cola and they taste ok, but the coca-cola makes them truly outstanding!
For this recipe the coca-cola is boiled down to a thicker syrup that makes the cola flavor a lot stronger. The coca-cola syrup adds a depth of flavor in these cookies that doesn’t exist without it. They don’t end up being too sweet though, which is important.
Besides being really delicious, they are also incredibly pretty. I loved taking photos of them, especially with the bright red Coca-Cola can next to them. I may have overdone it with the photos, but its still true that they are very pretty. If you give these out to other people they are sure to be impressed by both their flavor and their appearance.
Chocolate Coca-Cola Cookies
- 1/2 cup coca-cola
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a small saucepan heat the coca-cola until boiling, then lower heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half. Put the reduced soda in the fridge for about 15 minutes until cool
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
- Add the butter and chocolate chips to a large microwave safe bowl, and heat in 30 second increments until the butter and chocolate have melted, stirring every 30 seconds (it took me about 90 seconds total). Stir together until smooth.
- Stir the sugar and cocoa powder into the butter mixture until combined. Add the vanilla extract, egg and coca-cola and mix together. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until well combined.
- Use an ice cream scoop to scoop tablespoon sized balls onto ungreased nonstick cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then cool completely.