Mocha Cookies

Yield: 38 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Mocha Cookies are bite-sized soft and chewy espresso chocolate chip cookies coated in cocoa powder and dusted with a snowfall of powdered sugar. A great Christmas cookie recipe! Click here to download my 10 Favorite Christmas Cookies!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Perfect mocha flavor without too much sweetness.
Texture: The cookies are soft yet chewy.
Ease: Super easy, just a little messy when it comes to coating in cocoa and powdered sugar. But it’s the best kind of messy!
Pros: Delightful Christmas cookie, especially for a more adult group.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Yes.

Oh how I wish I still had at least one of these small but flavorful Mocha Cookies leftover as I’m writing up this post!!

I actually created this recipe a few weeks ago. Since I’ve been making so many other Christmas recipes for you guys I haven’t gotten a chance to re-make these babies yet.

Chocolate chip espresso cookies

That’s the weird part about being a food blogger. I rarely make the same recipes over and over again. I’m always coming up with new ideas and experimenting with new recipes that I sometimes even forget about past favorites.

Chocolate Coffee Cookies with cocoa powder

If you like chocolate + coffee then these cookies might just become one of your favorites. They’re great for serving a crowd because they’re small and one batch yields almost 40 cookies. You could even double that if you wanted!

I’ve also made these cookies without the chocolate chips and they were still really good. But if you know anything about me it’s that there’s never enough CHOCOLATE.

Mocha Cookies are bite-sized soft and chewy espresso chocolate chip cookies coated in cocoa powder and dusted with a snowfall of powdered sugar. A great Christmas cookie recipe!

More Christmas Cookie Recipes:

Be sure to check out my Christmas Headquarters page for more holiday baking recipes! 🎄
Mocha Cookies are bite-sized soft and chewy espresso chocolate chip cookies coated in cocoa powder and dusted with a snowfall of powdered sugar. A great Christmas cookie recipe!

Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

How to make
Mocha Cookies

Yield: 38 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Mocha Cookies are bite-sized soft and chewy espresso chocolate chip cookies coated in cocoa powder and dusted with a snowfall of powdered sugar. A great Christmas cookie recipe! Click here to download my 10 Favorite Christmas Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (75 grams) corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (318 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup (130 grams) mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (43 grams) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup (31 grams) powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup on medium-high speed until very well combined, pale, and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder and beat until just combined. Add in the chocolate chips. The dough should be thick and slightly crumbly.
  4. Shape the dough into 2-teaspoon sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes
  5. Place the cocoa and cookies in a large deep bowl and toss until completely coated. Return to the pans, tapping off excess cocoa. Dust with a fine coating of powdered sugar. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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One Response to “Mocha Cookies”

  1. #
    Linda — December 25, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Hi, Tessa. Just wanted to say I made these and they look beautiful. I haven’t gotten any comments from partakers yet but I really liked the recipe. Instead of the cocoa after I rolled mine in a homemade espresso/chocolate sugar before baking. Then I did a light toss in powdered sugar and shook most of it off so they were lightly powdered but the darker cookie showed through. Hopefully they are received as well as they smelled and looked in the kitchen and I’ll get some good feedback. Thank you for the recipe! Hope you have a great Christmas!

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