⅓ cup granulated sugar
⅔ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla bean caviar
1 tablespoon flax seed
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon coffee grinds
½ teaspoon baking soda
1¾ cup flour
1¼ cup chocolate-covered açaí berries
14 tablespoons butter, divided
It’s Not Rocket Science
Baking these out-of-this-world bonbons is no rocket science. All you need is a little gumption and less than half an hour of self-restraint (believe me, those tantalizingly tempting chocolate-covered açaí berries will taste light-years better in these cookies than by the fistful on their own) to concoct comet confections in your kitchen.
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- Melt 10 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium high heat till melted. Continue cooking for a couple more minutes till butter is golden brown with a nutty fragrance. Watch carefully so that it does not burn. Pour into a heatproof bowl and add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir till melted. Meanwhile, chop chocolate-covered açaí berries and zest orange.
- Add sugars, then vanilla and mix till combined. Stir in egg and flax seed and water. Add baking soda, salt and flour and mix till combined. Stir in chocolate-covered açaí berries and orange zest.
- Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie and roll into a ball. Place dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or till cookies are golden. Press 2 or 3 chocolate-covered açaí berries into warm cookies to garnish. Cool on rack. Makes about 24 cookies.