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Mar 19, 2013

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies | Tuesdays with Dorie

I am in serious love with these cookies.

There is nothing new about them.. other than that they contain a large amount of instant coffee in the dough.. and a pound of chocolate vis a vis two cups of flour. Love the ratio.

These cookies are from the book Baking with Julia edited by Dorie Greenspan. This particular recipe was contributed by Rick Katz. I can't stop eating them. I had no idea that mass quantities of coffee in a chocolate chip cookie would taste so good.  Seriously good. I expected that the coffee flavor would be too strong. It's not. I'll probably use more next time.

What did I like about this recipe?
  1. The flavor. Ah-maze-ing. 
  2. After three days these cookies remained as chewy as the day they were baked. So good. 
What didn't I like?
  1. That they bubbled up in the oven and then collapsed once they were removed. I'm guessing that I used less flour than the recipe required. I like to weigh my flour and used 9 1/2 ounces. Maybe more would give these cookies a little more body. 
What did I do differently from the book?
  1. Instead of instant coffee, I used 2 T of espresso. 
  2. I didn't add the apricots. (That doesn't mean that they wouldn't be a nice addition.)
  3. I used 1/2 pound of semi sweet chocolate chunks, 1/4 pound of milk chocolate chips, and 1/4 pound of cappuccino chips.  
  1. If you have kids in your house, use decaf. They will not understand why they can't have more cookies.
  2. Smaller cookies turn out better than larger. The recipe says it yields 48 cookies. Go with that. 
  3. Make these. Seriously. Make these. 

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  1. I totally second you: "Make these cookies!".
    I love your pictures: cookies and milk: the perfect combo!

    We all loved these Mocha chocolate chips: a winner in our house.
    I've doubled the ingredients (with some changes), split the dough into 4 portions and added different ingredients (such as orange, pecan+walnuts, dried cherries, almonds): delicious!

  2. Love the cappuccino chips! So perfect with the other flavors. I loved them too and that´s saying a lot. And I agree that small are better.

  3. Yup, mine looked puffy and perfect coming out of the oven, then collapsed. I'll add a couple extra tablespoons of flour next. Beautiful photos, Karen.

  4. Your cookies look lovely!!!! Perfect for a breack with simplicity!!
    I enjoy this recipe too, the combination of all these ingredients give a unique flavor to these cookies, I'll probably make it again with different dried fruits and some nuts for new fantastic cookies!!!!

  5. Wow, your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and make me want to grab one of your cookies right from the screen!

    I also absolutely loved these cookies and all of the different chocolates, glad to bake with you!

  6. I agree about these needing more espresso; the mocha flavor did not shine through. I really liked the apricots - made a nice contrast to the sweetness of the cookie. Your photos are beyond fabulous! Absolutely love the first photo.

  7. Thanks for the tip about the extra flour. I found that mine spread out a bit too much. I loved the ratio of chocolate to cookie dough too!

  8. I am so glad you enjoyed the cookies as much as you did. It is nice to find a recipe that is a downright winner. Great job!

  9. These were a hit at my house too! Love your pictures and the post1 :)

  10. I really liked the coffee flavor too. Your cookies look delicious.

  11. Beautiful photos. And I agree... these were amazing! :)

  12. Yes. Make these.
    These were a huge hit here.
    Great pictures!

  13. Great post and fantastic photos. Wow, those photos looks wonderful. I loved these cookies too. I used instant espresso and I thought it was great in the cookies. I would make these a heartbeat.

  14. The more time that goes by, the more I love them. I omitted the apricots too and even the coffee and they were still delicious! And I love your photos!

  15. I want just grab one of those cookies and have it with cold milk. Mine went rogue, alas, and became mini mocha bites. But they were tasty anyway. I also loved the coffee and apricot combination.

  16. Your cookies look gorgeous and sound even better! Beautiful! Glad you enjoyed them! Can’t wait to give these a try…I posted my croissants finally!

  17. Did you use liquid espresso or powder? When I used two T espresso powder, they were inedible. Help! Did I totally goof?

    1. Hey Tammy, I used the dry powder from King Arthur Flour and it was not too much. Hmmm. Maybe it's not as strong as some.

  18. I have to agree on the flour I think that is what happened to me as well, I ran out of flour so I used a tad less than required. Makes so much sense now .. you are awesome .. and your cookies of course look great.

  19. I loved these cookies too. I think they were meant to be quite flat. Yours turned out perfectly - such an even size!


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