Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies; or, I should really be getting to class about now...

These mocha chocolate chip cookies were my back-on-the-horse cookies after cremating that batch of M&M cookies.  I'm proud to say that they were baked without issue. (I have a witness).

I don't drink coffee anymore.  This is practically sacrilegious considering most of my jobs have been as a barista.  Sometime last year-- and I'm sure this is a result of consuming grotesque and unhealthy amounts up at school in particularly heinous semesters of yore-- my stomach revolted and decided to try to kill me whenever I had a cup.  I'm not one to engage in power struggles, especially not with my intestines, so I switched to tea.  Tea and my stomach are great friends... for now.

But I could never completely give up the bad shit when it came to baking.  My cupboard now contains several types of tea, and some instant coffee.   Chocolate loves instant coffee, and I love them together.  So how could I resist making some mocha chocolate chip cookies when I stumbled across the recipe?  I couldn't, because I can't really resist much, especially when it comes to dessert.

So be like me and save your will power for fast food, smoking, hookers, or whatever your vice, because these cookies are worth giving in to.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups flour
3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, cut into chunks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound chocolate chips or chunks

1. Whisk the flour, coffee, baking soda and salt together. Set aside. 
2. Beat the butter in a mixer until lightened. Add granulated sugar and beat for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat for another 30 seconds. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and beat until blended.
3. Turn mixer speed down and add flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Add chocolate and mix until evenly blended in.
4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for several hours to overnight.
5. Preheat oven to 350. Drop a heaping tablespoon full of dough onto sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
6. Cool on racks. They're best when warm!


  1. Delicious. I drink a lot of coffee right now...and I'm beginning to think that my stomach isn't too happy about it! I will have to think of switching to tea myself. But of course, these cookies would be acceptable!

  2. Leanne - I love the huge bite taken out of the cookie in the first pic!

    I have been trying the past few days to give up coffee, but it's really hard! As I write this, I'm drinking green tea, which i love for its own reasons... but is not a replacement for coffee. hhaha

  3. Great pics and they sound just awesome. in fact I could really use one right now.

  4. personally i could really use a hooker about now, but i suppose that's besides the point..

  5. I've spent the last couple minutes trying to decide how to convey the fact that I found this post awesome and hilarious.. but I find conveying laughter on the internet completely awkward.. I'm not much of an "lol" person, and when you type "ha ha" it just sounds sarcastic and insincere...
    needless to say... I read, I laughed, and I left wanting cookies...

    You're awsome

  6. I'm new to your blog but ohmygod I need to make these next weekend. Coffee and I are besties and making a cookie to match would be epic. And delicious.

  7. Monet, you will not miss coffee too much! Tea is so great, and there's so much variety.

    Roxan: It was actually like two combined bites haha. tiny mouth, big cookie

    Thanks, Elizabeth!

    Asia: seems about right.

    Thanks, Lindsay! I have the same dilemma re: expressing laughter on the internet. The worst is when people type "heh". wtf is that?! and no, YOU'RE awesome.

    Welcome Alisha! Let me know how they turn out :)



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