Mocha Walnut Christmas Cookies

"As featured in a 1985 issue of Ladies Home Journal"
photo by Derf2440 photo by Derf2440
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  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Melt over hot (not boiling) water, 1/2 cup chocolate morsels.
  • Stir until smooth; cool to room temperature. In small cup dissolve instant coffee in boiling water; set aside.
  • In small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl combine margarine, sugar, brown sugar and coffee; beat until creamy.
  • Add egg and melted chips; mix well.
  • Gradually add flour mixture, stir in remaining chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Belloo
    I have been making these cookies for Christmas for many years. We love them. I was about to post the recipe when I saw that Tonkcats had already done so. Thanks.
  2. Derf2440
    My DH thought these were the best of the best!! Double chocolate!! he said, and I must say they smelled out of this world!! Even though I can't eat them, with a reaction like that from DH they deserve at least a 5*!! I got 46 cookies and I used veggie shortening, I will be making these again, before Christmas unless I can find a hideing place!!! than ks for posting.
  3. Tarpot
    My husband would give these a 5, I'm sure, but my issue was HOLY COW they are so SWEET! I had a sore mouth after eating two. They were super-easy and fast to bake. NExt time I think I might reduce the amount of sugar (maybe to half) and up the nuts, but I'll chop them more finely next time so they mix better through--Lots of my cookies turned out to be walnut-free (and I love walnuts). Thanks for the really interesting combination of flavours!)
  4. KellyMac6
    These were great, and so easy! I also just brewed some coffee because I didn't have the instant, also I just microwaved the chocolate chips for 45 seconds. Thank you for this delicious recipe
  5. Dragonfly Cafe
    I added the Mocha Walnut cookies to our Christmas cookies list this year, and my husband nearly finished them off all by himself. When he asked if we could have these year-round instead of just at Christmas, I knew we had a winner! I didn't have instant coffee, so I used brewed some extra-strong coffee and used that. It seemed to work fine.


  1. sourdough
    The staff at my wife's school loved them. but a stack of chocolate cookies, an inservice meeting first thing in the AM. Hardly a fair test. I used the Nestles Mocha syrup instead of instant coffee.



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