Irresistible Mocha Nut Cookies: A Perfect Treat

My dear coffee lovers, welcome to my world of sweetness and warmth! My name is Gabriel, and I’m a barista who believes in turning coffee into an art. Today, I’m excited to share my recipe for the ultimate comfort cookie – Mocha Nut Cookies!

Imagine biting into a soft mocha cookie and feeling the rich taste of nutty goodness with a hint of chocolate. These cookies are perfect for every occasion, from afternoon tea to potlucks, to those cozy winter nights by the fire. They are the comfort food that will remind you of home, family and joy.

What makes these cookies truly special is their recipe. We use only the best-quality ingredients like instant coffee powder, walnuts and pecans, cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate chips. The combination of these ingredients creates an unparalleled chemistry of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds.

In this recipe article, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make these delicious Mocha Nut Cookies in no time. Trust me that once you’ve tried them, you’ll never want to go back! So let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Nut Cookies
Mocha Nut Cookies

Step right up to hear about the seductive and utterly irresistible Mocha Nut Cookies recipe. I guarantee that this recipe will knock your socks off with its earthy and toasted flavors that will warm your heart and soul in one bite. What’s not to love about a little nutty crunchiness, a soft and chewy sensation, a hint of coffee sharpness, and a sweet chocolate embrace?

If you’re anything like me, then you need more than just an average cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth before bedtime. You want a cookie that oozes flavor and character in every bite, one that will make you swoon with pleasure from the first nibble to the last crumb. But here’s the thing – this Mocha Nut Cookies recipe isn’t your plain jane cookie recipe; it’s the ultimate cookie recipe suitable for all occasions, whether for birthdays or holidays.

What sets this recipe apart from the rest is the magic marriage of nut butter, cocoa powder, and instant coffee powder that makes this cookie stand head and shoulders above any run-of-the-mill recipe out there. Trust me; you’ll fall hard for this recipe’s soft, yet crunchy texture that will give you the ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ feeling that’s purely divine.

I can say with certainty that these Mocha Nut Cookies won’t last long once they come out of the oven. The heavenly scent of freshly baked cookies wafting through your kitchen will attract family members like moths to a flame. So why wouldn’t you add this recipe to your baking repertoire as soon as possible? I assure you that everyone around you will be begging for more, but don’t worry; you’ll have plenty of cookies to go around – maybe!

Ingredient List

“Indulge in the perfect combination of mocha and nutty goodness!”

Here’s a complete list of ingredients you’ll need to make these Mocha Nut Cookies. Take a look at each item to make sure everything is present in your pantry before jumping into the baking process.

Basic Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nut Mixture

  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup mocha nut butter

Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

Chocolate Chips (Optional)

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Note: If you’re not a fan of nuts or want to switch them up, feel free to substitute the pecans and walnuts for another nut of your choice.

The Recipe How-To

“Our Mocha Nut Cookies will have you reaching for another one.”

Now that we have gathered all our ingredients, let’s dive into making these delectable Mocha Nut Cookies!

Preheat the Oven

First and foremost, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This will give your cookies a crispy edge and a chewy center.

Creaming the Shortening and Sugar

Grab two mixing bowls. In one bowl, cream 1 cup of softened butter (you can also use shortening if you prefer) and 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar until light and fluffy. In the other bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Add in the Dry Ingredients

Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Create your Dough

Stir in 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of boiling water, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract to create a soft mocha dough. Fold in 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts or pecans and mix until combined.

Forming Cookie Balls

Using a tablespoon or a cookie scoop, shape into small balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar to completely coat.

Baking Time!

Place each ball on an ungreased cookie sheet or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set.

Let it Cool and Enjoy!

Allow your cookies to cool on the pan for around 5 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack. Once cooled completely, enjoy your delicious homemade “Mocha Nut Cookies” with family and friends over a hot beverage!

Substitutions and Variations

“These cookies are so good, you won’t even want to share with Santa.”

One of the pleasures of baking is being able to experiment and play with different ingredients, so I’ve compiled a few substitutions and variations for your Mocha Nut Cookies.

Firstly, for those who prefer a bit more crunch, you can swap out the pecans for almonds or hazelnuts, or even add some macadamia nuts for a little bit of extra oomph. Secondly, if you’re not a fan of walnuts, you can just increase the amount of pecans instead or substitute it with other nuts such as cashew nuts or pistachios.

For an extra chocolatey experience, try mixing in some chocolate chips when preparing the batter for your cookies. For a richer taste, you might even consider adding white chocolate chunks into the mix as well.

If coffee isn’t your thing, you can always omit the instant coffee powder and simply use cocoa powder instead to make classic chocolate nut cookies. Alternatively, swap out the mocha nut butter for almond butter or peanut butter to create an entirely different flavour profile.

For those who enjoy adding fruits to their cookies recipe, consider stirring in some dried cherries for a tangy touch. You could even combine cranberries and orange zest to give your cookies an aromatic twist.

Remember that these substitutions are only suggestions, so feel free to experiment and develop your own unique version of this recipe!

Serving and Pairing

“A little bit of caffeine and a little bit of crunch in every bite.”

Ah, serving and pairing…now we’re in my wheelhouse. After all, what’s the point of baking delicious mocha nut cookies if you’re not going to serve them in the best possible way? I’ve got a few ideas for you.

First and foremost: milk. You can’t go wrong with milk when it comes to cookies. It’s a classic for a reason. Warm up a glass of milk and dunk away to your heart’s content. The sweetness of the cookies perfectly compliments the coolness of the milk, making for a delightful treat.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing these cookies with a bold cup of coffee. After all, these mocha nut cookies are packed with cocoa powder and instant coffee, so they can definitely hold their own against the robust flavor of a good brew.

Alternatively, if you prefer tea, try steeping some chai or any other spicy tea on the side. I find that the nutty and spicy flavor profile complement the warm notes in these mocha nut cookies beautifully.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, pair these bad boys with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream for an indulgent dessert that’ll have everyone asking for seconds. The creaminess goes exceptionally well with the crunchiness of walnuts and pecans.

Overall, these mocha nut cookies make an excellent accompaniment to just about any drinks or other dessert options which are sweet or spicy enough to balance out their slightly bitter edge while complimenting its robust flavors. Trust me—you won’t be disappointed whichever way you choose to indulge!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Treat yourself to a cozy night in with some fresh-baked Mocha Nut Cookies.”

If you are planning to host a holiday party or want to add something special to your regular dessert selection, then my soft and chewy Mocha Nut Cookies will be the perfect treat for you. The best thing about this recipe is that you can make them in advance and store them for several days without compromising the texture and flavor.

To make ahead, shape the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can freeze these dough balls for up to 2 months by placing them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. When you are ready to bake, simply let the cookie dough thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.

When storing the baked cookies, make sure they are completely cooled before placing them in an airtight container. These cookies can last up to 5-7 days when stored properly at room temperature. If you want to extend their life span, you can store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze them for up to 3 months.

To reheat, if necessary, all you need is a microwave oven or a preheated oven at 350°F. Place the cookies on a microwave-safe plate or baking sheet and heat them for about 10-15 seconds or until they reach your desired temperature.

With these tips and recommendations, your Mocha Nut Cookies will remain fresh and delicious no matter when you serve them – this recipe is perfect for gift-giving too!

Tips for Perfect Results

“One bite will have you feeling like a coffee-sipping cookie connoisseur.”

Making the perfect mocha nut cookies requires precision and attention to detail. Here are some tips to ensure that your cookies turn out perfectly every time.

Firstly, make sure to accurately measure and sift all dry ingredients. This will help prevent clumping and ensure that everything is well-distributed in the dough. In particular, be sure to properly measure the flour, as too much can result in dry, crumbly cookies.

Secondly, when creaming butter and sugar together, make sure that the butter is at room temperature but not melted. Creaming softened butter with sugar helps to create small air pockets in the dough, which results in a lighter texture.

Thirdly, do not overmix the dough. Overmixing can result in tough, flat cookies. Mix until just combined and then stop.

Fourthly, it is essential that you chill the dough for at least an hour before baking. This helps to solidify the fats in the dough, which prevents spreading during baking and ensures a uniform shape.

Additionally, for those who love a little extra crunch in their cookies, you can coat your cookie dough balls with chopped nuts before baking them for a nuttier flavor and crunchier texture.

Finally, preheat your oven for at least 15 minutes before baking your cookies. A hotter oven will help prevent spreading and produce a more well-formed cookie.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with perfectly moist and soft mocha nut cookies with a delectable flavor of coffee and nuts that will melt in your mouth with every bite!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a perfect combination of rich chocolate and decadent nuts, then look no further than the Mocha Nut Cookies recipe. With its simple yet indulgent ingredients, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your cookie rotation. Whether you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth or an indulgent treat to impress your guests, these cookies won’t fail to delight.

So next time you want to bake something that’s not just another ordinary cookie, remember the Mocha Nut Cookies. With its simple recipe, you can easily whip up a batch and impress everyone with your baking skills. The versatility of this recipe makes it suitable for any event whether it’s Christmas, Easter, a birthday or just a cozy night-in.

So grab your apron and get ready to make some mouth-watering soft mocha nut cookies that will elevate your baking game. Don’t forget to experiment and make them your own by adding chocolate chips or cherries. This recipe is bound to become your family’s favorite!

Mocha Nut Cookies

Mocha Nut Cookies Recipe

This is another 1983 Farm Journal recipe.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 72 cookies
Calories 40 kcal


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder


  • Cream together shortening and sugar.
  • Add egg and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in chocolate and nuts.
  • Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture,blend well.
  • Divind dough in half and shape into rolls.
  • Wrap tightly in wax paper,chill in refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Cut dough into 1/8 inch slices,place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and cool on wire rack.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 601gCalories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 4.5gProtein: 0.5gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 2.9mgSodium: 14.3mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Christmas, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Fruit, Nuts
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