Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cookies

We needed cookies, plain and simple.  I had it in my head that I wanted to make these mocha cookies.  I love the taste of chocolate and coffee, and these particular cookies have a really wonderful frosting that reminds me of Texas Sheet Cake with a hint of mocha.  The cookies are soft and moist with chocolate chunks filling each bite.

I had received a gift card to Sur La Table for my birthday and have been itching to spend it.  I got online to stake it out and thought I knew what I wanted to buy.  I was planning on buying some fancy pants chocolates just for these particular mocha cookies!  I was so happy, I was a woman with a plan!

There is a store near our church, since I was going to be volunteering on Sunday, I figured I could take the opportunity to shop BY MYSELF!!!   You don’t know how rare that is!!!  I love my kids dearly, I really do, but I hate shopping with them!  They are extremely impatient and nag me incessantly until I just give up and rush through my shopping, inevitably forgetting half my list!  Sometimes they just hustle me for stuff like candy or silly toys.   I couldn’t have them dragging me down on this trip, I needed total concentration!

Usually, when I receive gift cards, I spend so much time deliberating as to what to by myself, that I get flustered and end up making poor decisions.  Well, I fear it happened again.  Sure La Table is so dang overwhelming!  Where do I look first????  Do I want pink, frilly little cupcake wrappers?  Do I want a mini tart pan?  An extra-large pizza cutter?  How about a pastry brush?  Perhaps I need ice cream molds?   Crap, it’s just all too much pressure!  I glanced at the Guittard Chocolates for the mocha cookies, but changed my mind.  Thought about espresso powder, but knew I could use coffee for my cookie recipe.  The ladies who worked there repeatedly asked if I needed help.  I either looked completely lost or very suspicious.  After milling inside there for well over an hour,  I left with a sifter, a bowl, a spatula and another set of measuring cups.   I got in the car feeling a bit deflated.  Once again, I purchased poorly.

I made my mocha cookies when I came home and I am happy to report that they tasted divine!  I am sure it’s because they were made in my new bowl, with ingredients measured in my new pink cups and mixed by hand with my new rubber spatula!  Perhaps it was a successful trip after all!

Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cookies
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 11.5oz chocolate chunks
  • For the frosting
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup hot brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar.
  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugars until smooth. Add vanilla Mix in eggs one at a time, until completely blended. Slowly add in flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  2. Drop by large tablespoon fulls onto a lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Frost with mocha frosting.
  3. For the frosting
  4. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Stir. Slowly whisk in powdered sugar stirring until completely smooth and thick enough to spread.

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Recipe adapted from Southern Living

37 Responses

  1. Chocolate cookies covered in chocolate. What bliss!

    • Thank you! They fulfilled my need for chocolate!

  2. Also a big chocolate and coffee fan! :) These look YUMMY! And I enjoyed reading about your trip to Sur La Table. 😉

    • Maybe I could convince myself these are breakfast food with the coffee and all!

  3. The cookies look yummy!

    Your story reminds me of my own gift card crazy purchase. I had taken the kids shopping for necessities — something about growing means they get new wardrobes just about quarterly! Anyway, I had a gift card and had purchased nothing for myself. So, I went to “mommy’s store.” Nothing really struck me, but I just didn’t want to go home empty-handed. Sigh. I bought a top I would never have spent so much of my own money on… and while I like it, I wonder what I might have found that I LOVE if only I had waited.

    You may file my comment under “Misery Loves Company.” :)

    • I don’t know why gift cards add so much pressure??? I love misery lives company!!!!

  4. These sound and look amazing! It was nice to read just how passionate you are about cooking/baking…good for you.

    • Thank you! I do love to bake especially, I just cant shop for baking supplies!

  5. Oh these look wonderful, I am pinning so I can make!

    • Thank you. I hope you make them and that you enjoy!

  6. Those just look d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Oh wow these look so yummy. I think I may have to cave from my healthy food kick and make some of these. MMMmmmm they look great!!!

    • You have to make them and try one! You can always give the rest away!

  8. Looks soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Thank you! I thought they were rather tasty!

    • Yeah, I spent way too long in there! I’m so indecisive!

  9. These look insanely delicious!

  10. I am the same way when I am shopping with or without a gift card:-) I debate and debate and then when I get home I think I should have gone with the other one. Now these cookies…I wouldn’t hesitate one minute to bite into…they look amazing!!!! I love chocolate and coffee together!!!

    • Thank you!!! I’m glad I’m not alone with this shopping paralysis!

  11. My husband loves cookies and coffee so these would be perfect for him! Can’t wait to give them a try.

    • I hope you get to try them! My family gobbled them up!

  12. These cookies look delicious, especially the mocha frosting! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  13. These would be a great surprise for my other half
    He loves mocha flavor!:)

  14. Can I make these using salted butter and eliminating the salt called for in the recipe?

    • You could, you definitely have more control of the salt when you use the unsalted butter and add it into the recipe. If you do try it, I would love to hear how it turns out!


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