Chewy Cocoa Mocha Cookies

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My daughter started her Christmas list already…..because she’s my daughter and is always thinking 14 steps ahead. Whenever we’re out at a store and she asks for me to buy her something, instead of saying “no” flat out, I say “that would be a great thing to ask for Christmas!” So, inevitably, she started her list.

Among other things, she’s asking for ice skates, Elsa and Anna wigs, an Anna dress, girl legos, a pink princess watering can and a morticadenza pony.

No, that is not a typo. She wants a morticadenza pony.

I asked her to explain to me what exactly that was because obviously ponies have gotten more sophisticated since I was a child. Basically it’s a pony with wings and a spiral horn {not to be confused with a unicorn because allegedly they are two very different creatures}. This breed of pony is dark purple and pink with sparkles that speaks english and is everyone’s friend. I think he/she also wears red lipstick?!

Needless to say, Santa’s got his work cut out for him this year.

So, that should be fun to figure out in 5 months. I’ll keep you posted on what happens.

Anyways.

I made cookies for you…..and I guess for me too. They are sweet, chewy, chocolaty concotions with a hint of coffee flavor. All good things, all good things.

To be clear, I don’t drink coffee; never have, never will. #gross I do however know and love coffee extract. That’s what I used in this recipe. You can omit it to make just chocolate cookies, or find some lovely replacement such as instant coffee granules. OR! Try something adventurous like orange or peppermint extract! Talk about a party in your mouth, yo.

#ilovecookies

Give this recipe a go this weekend and let me know how you like them. We devoured these like there was no tomorrow! Such tasty little devils……

Here’s how to make them:IMG_0591

Start by creaming butter and sugar together…..simple enough, right?

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Plop in an egg,

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a little vanilla extract,

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and coffee extract, or a different extract flavor or instant coffee granules. {Not to be confused with actual ground coffee.}

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Whip it all together until it’s light and fluffy.

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Measure out and stir in all the dry ingredients and then…

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…add in some mini chocolate chips. Or regular chocolate chips. I like the mini ones because they disperse a little more evenly throughout the cookie dough, but regular chocolate chips are fine too. I’m not a hater. Chocolate is chocolate, yo.

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Oh, hello gorgeous!! Feel free to skip anymore steps from here on out and eat this with a spoon.

I may or may not have done that…..ahem.

ANYWAYS.

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Scoop the dough into cookies and bake for 8 minutes on the nose.

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And just like that, you’ve got some chewy, gooey, fabulous cookies.

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Ladies and gents, I give you the perfect cookie.

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Do you see the chewy goodness in there? AMAZING.

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Have I mentioned how much I love chewy chocolate cookies?! Cause I’m 94% sure I’m in a straight up love affair with them.

Um, what?

Anyways, here’s the awesome printable. Give these a whirl soon 🙂 You won’t be sorry!

Have a great weekend, friends!

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Chewy Cocoa Mocha Cookies

Chewy, double chocolate cookies with a hint of coffee flavor. These will knock your socks off.

Yield: 20 cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract*
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Add in egg, vanilla and coffee extracts until light and fluffy. Scrape sides and stir again. Measure all dry ingredients into the batter and stir until just incorporated. Scrape sides again and stir briefly. Add in chocolate chips and mix another 10 seconds. Scoop into rounds on prepared baking sheet and bake 8 minutes. Cool cookies 5-10 minutes on hot baking sheet to finish baking, then remove to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

*instant coffee granules can work in place of the coffee extract; you'll just have to dissolve it in the egg and vanilla extract before adding it to the dough.

 

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  1. I love these cookies enough to forgive you for the fact that you don’t drink coffee. 😉

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  2. NO coffee? I’m impressed! My addiction is real. The center of these cookies look amazingly chewy and gooey. Just my style!

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  3. Swoon!! Love how chewy they are!!

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  4. Coffee extract!? Hook me up :). I don’t drink coffee either but the extract I’ve gotta try! These cookies look amazing!

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  5. As someone who loves to enjoy a hot mocha every now and then, I know I will love these cookies! They look so delicious!

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  6. Sound yummy! And as the mother of a 4 year old girl, my guess would be Princess Twilight Sparkle from My Little Ponies- she was a normal unicorn until she turned into an alicorn which is a unicorn with wings. She’s purple with a purple and pink mane and tail, and her cutie mark is a pink sparkle thing.

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    • Actually, I changed my mind- there’s another princess who they call Princess Cadance, but her real name is Princess Mi Amore Cadenza. She’s also an alicorn, and her horn is twisty. Her coloring is similar to Twilight Sparkle’s as well.

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  7. These look good. So much so that my husband is asking that I do NOT make them. HA! That’s because he has no restraint whatsoever when it comes to sweets and/or chocolate. 🙂

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  8. Just made these, yummy!!! They’re delicious! Question though, mine are not nearly as flat as yours. Mine didn’t spread so they’re smaller and poofier. Any thoughts as to why? Thanks !

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    • Mine didn’t spread either so I just used the back of a spatula to press lightly on them just after I took them out of the oven. I let them continue to cook/cool on cookie sheet….came out perfect! Hope that helps! 🙂

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  9. You totally had me at mocha! That coffee extract is my absolute favorite! And now I want cookies like crazy 🙂

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  10. Oh these will be popular at my boyfriend’s work! A whole team of IT guys (and girl) their blood is practically pure coffee 🙂
    And who doesn’t love a chewy cookie. Thanks Lauren.
    Err (as a non parent, yet) good luck with the Santa list. Especially the horse thingy…

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  11. This recipe looks AMAZINGLY SIMILAR to one I created and have shared with only one other cookie person on facebook. My cookie page is The Community Cookie and you will find that I have been making this cookie for years.

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    • Like I mentioned on my Facebook comment, all my recipes are original unless otherwise stated.

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    • Hon, grow up. Two cookie geniuses could come up with a similar idea on their own without even knowing that the other person with the same idea exist. ( source: I am a psychologist) just because Lauren came up with the recipe that resembles yours, doesn’t mean you can degrade her and hog her recipe as your own. You aren’t the only one who can come up with a recipe and your claim sounds very much like a call for attention. Also, Lauren is awesome. And we all should be united together with the love of food, not arguing over stuff like this. Ciao

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    • Sounds like an accusation. It’s just a cookie recipe. Get a grip. I’m sure there are recipes you “think” you have created, only to find out that it was done 10-20 years ago. Bringing it up on her blog was downright rude.

      I would have been curious to check and perhaps follow your blog, but you can forget it now and I will let all my foodie friends know to boycott your blog as well.

      Lauren was nice enough not to shout you out but we have her back! Like Erin said…”GROW UP!”

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  12. Hi Lauren, I just came across this recipe. I just left the grocery store a few hours ago! Wish I had seen this recipe before I left! I need to get me some coffee extract! I was even looking for vanilla extract and wish I had seen the coffee.

    I can’t wait to try these!!!!!! OMG!!

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    • Just one more thing…lol

      I laughed at this posting. You’re so witty!! I follow you on FB and Pinterest. I haven’t given any other blog my email (too much junk email, don’t want to be bogged down with more!) but you will be my first blogger who gets my email!

      Can’t wait to get your posts in my inbox! “o)

      Su

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      • Woohoo!!! You just made my night, my friend 🙂

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  13. I made these but they never flattened out they just stayed as mounds. What did I do wrong

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  14. This is my new Favorite cookie!! Just made a batch for my hubs to take to work for a meeting. I hope they last until Monday! I was out of cocoa powder so I used a few tablespoons of semi sweet chocolate chips melted. This are so, so amazing!

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