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May 8 2012

Chocolate Pile-Up Cookies

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    2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
    3/4 cup white sugar
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
    1 cup finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup milk chocolate chips
    1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft and creamy, then beat in the eggs, vanilla extract, and coffee liqueur. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture until well combined. Stir in the hazelnuts, semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips until evenly distributed through the dough. Drop by rounded teaspoons, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are slightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.