These cookies are so rich and delicious, you'll think you died and went to Chocolate Lover's Heaven. Adding the coffee and the chocolate liqueur deepens and heightens the flavor of the chocolate. I'm sure Forrest Gump meant to say, "Life is just a box of Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Chip Cookies"!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon instant or espresso coffee
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon Godiva chocolate liqueur or vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa, (I either use Hershey's or Ghirardelli's)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips or peanut butter chip
1 cup chopped toasted pecans, walnuts or macadamia nuts (optional)
Note: Do not soften butter in microwave, the consistency of the batter is thinner.
Note: If using a large cookie scoop, the baking time will be a few minutes longer.