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Thursday, January 15, 2015

mocha cookies

we're still eating leftover christmas cookies at our house.  we're almost done with them.  i think cookies must multiply around the holiday season.  i don't know where they all come from!

these mocha cookies were one of the types cookies that we made for christmas this year.  they are specked with grated chocolate and espresso granules which makes them both delicious and pretty.

these cookies came together in no time.  they were so easy to make, and they were so good!

mocha cookies
prep time: 10 minutes
baking time: 8-10 minutes
yields: approximately 60 cookies
adapted from very merry cookie party

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup grated bittersweet chocolate
1 tablespoon instant espresso granules
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk

preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  cream the butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  add the sugar and beat well until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).  beat in the egg yolk and vanilla.  mix in the grated chocolate and espresso granules.  gradually mix in the flour and the milk.

scoop 1 teaspoon sized balls of dough and roll them between your hands to make balls.  place the balls of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.  bake for 8-10 minutes, until they are golden.  once baked, allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

love, laurie

1 comment:

ma pa camlet said...

These cookies had a nice coffee and chocolate flavor. Two tastes that I like together. Christmas cookies do seem to multiple in the tins.