Spiced Mocha Chip Cookies

Recipe by Muffin Goddess
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 5 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Lightly grease cookie sheet (I like to use multiples, no waiting for cool time) In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar together until light and fluffy (this may take several minutes, depending on the strength of your mixer).
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  • Mix in extracts.
  • Combine instant coffee and water in a small bowl and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Mix coffee into butter/sugar mixture.
  • Gradually mix flour mixture into butter mixture.
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of morsels (for sprinkling and making the cookies pretty), and stir remaining morsels into dough.
  • Drop by cookie scoop (or by rounded teaspoonfuls) onto prepared pans.
  • For visual effect, sprinkle a few of the reserved morsels onto each cookie.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges look done but centers appear slightly underbaked (I find that after the first batch, consecutive batches may take as little as 6 minutes to bake- I watch them carefully to prevent overbaking).
  • Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling (be sure to eat at least one cookie while still warm!).