Decadent Mocha Infused Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Welcome, my coffee-loving friends! As a barista, I have always believed that coffee can brighten up your day. Whether you prefer it bold and strong or sweet and creamy, a cup of coffee can make every moment more enjoyable.

That’s why I am excited to share this recipe with you today- Mocha Chocolate Cookies! The perfect marriage of coffee and chocolate in a cookie. These cookies are soft and chewy with the right amount of mocha flavor to give that kick you need to keep going.

If you’re anything like me, coffee meets dessert is the equivalent of a match made in heaven. So, trust me when I say this – you won’t regret making these mocha cookies. These are a savior for those who need an energy boost and want that sugar fix after enjoying their morning cup.

Get your apron on, grab your ingredients and prepare your taste buds for an indulgent journey – let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Chocolate Cookies
Mocha Chocolate Cookies

As a barista and lover of all things coffee, I am ecstatic to introduce you to this Mocha Chocolate Cookies recipe. Why will you love it? Well, let me tell you.

First and foremost, the combination of rich chocolate chips and instant coffee granules creates a mocha flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more. As you take a bite, you’ll experience the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness- it’s like a hug in cookie form.

But that’s not all. This recipe is simple yet versatile. You can easily adjust the amounts of sugar or cocoa powder to fit your preference, making it easy to create a personalized version of these cookies. Additionally, if you want to get creative, try throwing in some white chocolate chips or drizzling some caramel on top for an extra layer of decadence.

And let’s not forget how easy it is to make these cookies. With just a few staple ingredients like butter, flour and eggs- it comes together in no time. You don’t even need any fancy equipment; just a mixing bowl and a trusty oven.

Lastly, these cookies double as the perfect edible gift for any occasion- whether it’s for Christmas or just because. Packaging them up in a box with some pretty ribbon instantly transforms them into an impressive and thoughtful present.

So there you have it! With its irresistible mocha flavor, adaptability, simple preparation, and versatile uses- this recipe is sure to become a household favorite among coffee and chocolate lovers alike. Trust me- once you try it, there will be no turning back.

Ingredient List

 A delectable treat for chocolate and coffee lovers alike.
A delectable treat for chocolate and coffee lovers alike.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these rich and delicious mocha chocolate chip cookies:

  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
  • White flour (2 cups)
  • Egg (2 large eggs)
  • Brown sugar ( ¾ cup light brown sugar and ½ cup dark brown sugar)
  • White sugar (1 cup of granulated sugar)
  • Butter (2 sticks of unsalted butter cubed, at room temperature)
  • Instant coffee granules (1 tsp)
  • Boiling water (2 Tbsps of boiling water, mixed with instant coffee granules )
  • Cocoa powder (1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • Chocolate chips/chunks (2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chunks or white chocolate chips)
  • Vanilla extract (2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract)

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in the richness of chocolate and the boldness of coffee with every bite.
Indulge in the richness of chocolate and the boldness of coffee with every bite.

Now that we have prepared all the necessary ingredients, let’s get started with making these delicious mocha chocolate cookies. Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature, and preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 1: Dissolving Instant Coffee Granules

Begin by dissolving 2 teaspoons of instant coffee granules in 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Mix well until the coffee granules are completely dissolved. Set aside.

Step 2: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Sift together the dry ingredients to ensure they are well combined. This will give your cookies a smooth texture when baked.

Step 3: Preparing Butter and Sugars

Using an electric mixer, beat 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of unsalted butter until creamy and fluffy. Add in 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and 3/4 cup of light brown sugar gradually while continuing to mix until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Adding Wet Ingredients

Add in the dissolved instant coffee granules mixture from step 1, along with 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 2 eggs, one at a time, while continuously mixing.

Step 5: Combining Dry Ingredients

Add the sifted dry ingredients from step 2 gradually into the wet mixture you created in step 4. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 6: Adding Chocolate Chips

Fold in 2 cups of chocolate chips using a spatula or wooden spoon. You can use any type you like – semisweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even caramel chocolate chips – for added flavor.

Step 7: Preparing for Baking

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a cookie scooper to spoon the cookie dough onto the baking sheets, placing them about 2 inches apart.

Step 8: Baking the Cookies

Place both baking sheets in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Once done, take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

And voilà! You have prepared these decadent and moist mocha chocolate chip cookies that will leave your taste buds craving more. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly baked cookies with a soft and chewy center, and a crumbly edge.
Perfectly baked cookies with a soft and chewy center, and a crumbly edge.

As a barista and a coffee lover, I understand that some of you may have dietary restrictions or preferences that require changes in the ingredients. Fear not, for here are some easy substitutions and variations to help you customize your mocha chocolate cookies recipe:

– Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of regular all-purpose flour. Check if your baking soda and baking powder are also gluten-free.

– Vegan: Substitute an equal amount of vegan butter (room temperature) for unsalted butter, two flax eggs (2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons of water) for eggs, and vegan dark chocolate chips/chunks for semisweet chocolate chips/chunks.

– Double Chocolate: Add ½ cup of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients and replace semisweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips or chunks.

– Mocha Chip Cookies: Skip the cocoa powder and add 2 teaspoons of espresso powder to the boiling water before mixing it with instant coffee granules. Replace semisweet chocolate chips with milk chocolate or white chocolate chips.

– Caramel Mocha: Add ½ cup of caramel bits or chopped caramel candies to the cookie dough before adding chocolate chips.

– White Chocolate Mocha: Substitute semisweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and add 2 teaspoons of instant coffee granules to boiling water.

– Christmas Cookies: Add 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of ginger, and ½ tsp of nutmeg to the dry ingredients. Replace semisweet chocolate chips with red and green colored white chocolate or caramel bits.

Remember that different substitutions may yield different results in taste, texture, and appearance. Keep experimenting until you find your perfect match!

Serving and Pairing

 The ultimate comfort food to pair with a warm cup of coffee.
The ultimate comfort food to pair with a warm cup of coffee.

Oh, these mocha chocolate cookies are simply divine! There is nothing quite like the perfect balance of rich chocolate flavor and smooth coffee undertones. Don’t be afraid to indulge in these decadent treats. As a barista, I highly recommend that you pair them with a freshly brewed cup of hot coffee or espresso. Trust me, it’s the perfect way to take your taste buds on a delightful journey where every sip of coffee brings out the delicious flavors in each bite of the mocha cookies.

For a special occasion or dessert, serve these cookies alongside some vanilla ice cream. The cool creaminess of the ice cream perfectly complements the warm and chewy cookies. The contrasting textures create an exquisite blend that is sure to impress your guests.

If you like to add a little extra sweetness to your life, drizzle some caramel sauce over the top of each cookie. Or, if you’re a chocolate lover at heart (like me), go all-out and make them into double chocolate chip mocha cookies by adding some dark chocolate chunks or white chocolate chips on top.

These mocha chocolate cookies are also an excellent addition to any holiday celebration or event. Make them for Christmas cookies exchange party, and everyone will be asking for the recipe.

Whether you choose to pair them with a warm cup o’ Joe or indulgently sweet toppings, these mocha cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while at the same time tantalizing your taste buds with their bold flavors.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are the perfect gift for your sweet-toothed friends and loved ones.
These cookies are the perfect gift for your sweet-toothed friends and loved ones.

As a barista, I know the importance of having freshly made coffee and treats. However, with busy schedules, it can be difficult to make everything from scratch every time. So, I have some tips for storing and reheating these Mocha Chocolate Cookies that will allow you to enjoy them for days!

Make-ahead: These cookies are perfect for making ahead of time! You can store the cookie dough in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to bake them. Simply roll the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then freeze them until they are firm. After that, transfer the frozen dough balls into an airtight container or Ziploc bag and keep them in the freezer.

Storing: The baked cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 5 days. However, if you need to store them longer than that, you should consider freezing them.

Freezing: These cookies also freeze very well! First, let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container with layers separated by wax paper. Alternatively, you could freeze the dough balls and then bake them when you want a fresh batch.

Reheating: If you like warm cookies, the best way to reheat them is to microwave each cookie separately for 10-15 seconds. You could also warm them in the oven at 350°F/176°C for about 5 minutes. But be careful not to overheat or they will become dry and lose their great texture!

In conclusion, these Mocha Chocolate Cookies are perfect for those who like to prepare things ahead of time or have some leftovers that they want to store properly. By following my storing and reheating advice for these cookies, you can make sure that they remain fresh and delicious even after days have passed!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Take your chocolate chip cookies to the next level with a touch of coffee flavor.
Take your chocolate chip cookies to the next level with a touch of coffee flavor.

As a barista and avid baker, I have experimented with countless cookie recipes over the years, and I’ve learned quite a few tricks for making the perfect batch every time. Here are some tips to ensure that your mocha chocolate chip cookies come out perfectly:

1. Dough consistency matters: The dough consistency is key to the final outcome of your cookies. If your dough is too sticky, it will result in flat, thin cookies, while a drier dough will result in thicker, puffier cookies. To achieve the perfect consistency, try refrigerating the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking.

2. Use room temperature ingredients: It’s essential to use room temperature ingredients for this recipe as it helps the ingredients bind better and results in a more even distribution when mixing. Take your eggs and butter out from the fridge an hour before baking.

3. Don’t overmix: Overmixing can result in tough cookies, so it’s best to mix together just until combined. Once all ingredients are incorporated, avoid mixing any further.

4. Get precise measurements: It helps to be precise in measuring each ingredient correctly, especially baking powder and soda because they affect how much your cookies rise during baking.

5. Try smaller sizes: Smaller cookie sizes bake faster and retain their shape better than larger ones. To make sure your cookies are uniform in size, use a tablespoon-sized ice cream scooper or use a scale and weigh out 1oz of dough per cookie.

6. Experiment with different variations: While this mocha chocolate chip recipe is exceptional on its own, don’t be afraid to try different add-ins such as caramel bits, white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks for different flavor variations.

Following these tips will surely help make mocha chocolate cookies proud-worthy that will impress anyone who takes the first bite!

Bottom Line


As a barista, I can confidently say that the Mocha Chocolate Cookies recipe is the perfect treat for coffee and chocolate lovers. These cookies are delectable, rich, and deliciously flavored with both chocolate and coffee. Not only do they taste heavenly, but they’re also easy to make and require basic ingredients.

The mocha cookies can be enjoyed with a cup of hot coffee or tea, or as snacks on their own. They’re perfect for indulging oneself after a long day or sharing with friends and family during special occasions. Whether you’re making them for Christmas cookies, afternoon tea or just craving something sweet, these cookies are the way to go!

In conclusion, the Mocha Chocolate Cookies recipe is the ultimate dessert that combines the best of both worlds – coffee and chocolate. With this recipe, you’ll get a delightful balance of flavors and textures that will make your taste buds dance with joy. So why wait? Try this recipe today and impress your loved ones with this delicious treat. I promise you won’t regret it!

Mocha Chocolate Cookies

Mocha Chocolate Cookies Recipe

I've made these with mint chocolate chips also -- they're rich and delicious
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 81.1 kcal


  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups white flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl dissolve coffee in the water and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars til smooth.
  • Beat in egg, coffee, and melted chocolate.
  • Combine flour, soda, and salt and mix into batter.
  • Stir in remaining chocolate chips and drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Allow to stand 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 18gCalories: 81.1kcalCarbohydrates: 11.3gProtein: 0.8gFat: 4.2gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 9.5mgSodium: 60.8mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 8.1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, For Large Groups
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