Chocolate Mocha Sugar Cookies

Today I decided to try to use up some of the ingredients I had sitting in my cupboard. So, I picked these cookies. Now, we were out of eggs, so since I only needed one, I used a substitute I found online. It worked fine…the cookie dough was a little crumbly, but maybe that’s just the nature of the cookies. They turned out delicious! I ended up making a sort of glaze for the top of them out of peanut butter, maple syrup, and honey. Then I decorated them with sweet little snowflake sprinkles from Williams-Somoma. See below for the recipe and some photos!

Chocolate Mocha Sugar Cookies

Makes 2-3 dozen

Dust these cookies with equal parts powdered sugar and sweetened cocoa powder, if you like.

Nutrition:
Per serving (1 cookie/17g-wt.): 70 calories (25 from fat), 3g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 10g total carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 1g protein

Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups flour, plus more for rolling out cookies
1 tablespoon instant coffee
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
In a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg until well blended. In a separate bowl combine flour, instant coffee, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. With mixer at low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture to blend well. Divide dough in half and shape into two discs. Wrap in waxed paper and chill until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Dust work surface and rolling pin lightly with flour. Working with one disc of dough at a time, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick and cut out cookies with floured cookie cutters. Transfer cookies to parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart, and bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Decorate as desired and store in an airtight container.

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4 Responses to “Chocolate Mocha Sugar Cookies”


  1. 1 Michael 7th November 2009 at 1:54 am

    they look nice!
    check out my food blog and tell me what you think:
    http://thegodscake.wordpress.com

    Michael

  2. 2 Momma 7th November 2009 at 9:11 am

    Sweet and yummy. Did Derek indulge? I was thinking he didn’t care for sweets. Your apron is so cute too. XOXO

  3. 3 Dani 8th November 2009 at 9:14 pm

    nice apron mel. you are a champ

  4. 4 Momma 9th November 2009 at 8:00 am

    Just noticed that you need to put some kinda picture in your blog banner. I don’t remember how to do it, but it’s pretty easy. It will make your blog more personal – to who you are. Miss you! XOXO


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