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Cafe Mocha Cookies

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To say I love coffee is an understatement. Every morning, I wake up and the first thing on my mind is, “ugh, gotta go to work, but I get COFFEE.” So sad, isn’t it? Coffee makes it so much easier to get through a workday. Some days, I wish I could have an IV hooked up to me that gave me shots of coffee every 3 hours. I used to not be so bad with coffee – like those caffeine headaches, I thought those were for people who were highly caffeinated  every day, like 4-5 cups of coffee a day kind of people, but no, they’re for anyone drinking coffee regularly and I slowly started to realize that I do get those headaches too! I have a threshold of 2-3 hours. If I don’t have coffee within the first 2-3 hours of waking up, I’m so done for for the rest of the day. I’m like useless. I just lay lifelessly in bed and pray my pounding headache goes away. I love coffee so much though that there is no way I could give it up!

I’ve always been OBSESSED with the smell of coffee. When I was in high school, I wanted to work at a bookstore because there was a coffee shop in there. I really wanted to work at Starbucks but I knew I couldn’t handle all those strange coffee orders that some people had. Alas, none of those happened and I ended up working at a BBQ restaurant, haha.

Not only do I love the smell, I obviously LOVE the FLAVOR. If there was anything mocha or coffee flavored, I’d immediately order it. Coffee ice cream is SO good.

The first time I ever had coffee in a cookie was when I made my Anderson Cooper Compost Cookies. I believe that is the cookie that changed my life. The coffee grounds MAKE the cookie. Which is why I came up with this cookie – the cafe mocha. If you love remotely anything about coffee, you will simply adore these cookies. They’re the perfect amount of coffee flavor and they smell so good. I think I ate more batter than I care to admit. It was really hard to resist. I’m a die-hard coffee lover and these cookies hit the spot.

Grab a glass of milk and you could potentially make these a cafe mocha latte cookies? :)

Cafe Mocha Cookies

The best of both worlds: coffee AND cookies together!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Servings: 3 dozen
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Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups bread flour, you may use AP flour instead if you don't have it on hand
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ heaping tbsp coffee grounds, fine or coarse
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, add flours, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and coffee grounds. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat for 2 more minutes.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until all combined and well-incorporated.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. They will look super soft but they continue cooking after you remove them from the oven.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before you move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 2 cookies | Calories: 399 kcal | Carbohydrates: 51 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 20 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 29 g

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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie recipe
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