Cookies, yes, that’s always a good baking project. Every time I taste a sad, store-bought cookie, I get the urge to bake a batch of authentic homemade cookies — they’re infinitely better. From all the cookies I like to bake for myself and the ones around me, my favorite are mocha chocolate chip cookies.
Imagine crumbly but chewy cookies that taste like coffee and chocolate; that’s mocha. My favorite flavors combined in one good cookie. Read on and find the recipe below!
Cookies should never be too complicated to make; they should be easy. Well, these are just that, they’re fast and easy to make, and that’s what I like about them the most.
You’ll need a few kitchen staples — butter, brown sugar, regular sugar, vanilla extract, flour, salt and baking soda. Where things get interesting is when you add some instant oats to the mixture, they help keep the cookies crumbly but in one piece.
The flavor comes from high-quality cocoa powder and delicious freshly brewed coffee. Just under a cup of coffee is enough to infuse a batch of 18 small cookies, and you can really feel the mocha flavors coming through!
I also add a fistful of chocolate chips to give the cookies a more decadent feel and give them some fudginess. Don’t skip the chocolate chips.
These cookies are lovely gifts, by the way; they’ll please chocolate lovers and coffee enthusiasts alike. In my case, that’s most of the people I know, including me! How about you?
Let’s head on to the recipe and make a large batch of mocha chocolate chip cookies. What’s not to love?
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and incorporate the sugar until you get a fluffy mixture. Add the egg and vanilla extract.
Add the flour, oats, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, coffee and chocolate chips.
Scoop the batter with a spoon over the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until firm and browned.