November 10, 2011

White Chocolate Mocha Cookies + 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

Today I'm linking up to 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies again.  Go check it out!

 

I thought of these delightfully chewy cookies right before I fell asleep.

My latest go-to drink at Starbucks (shh. I'm not proud of it.) is a White Chocolate Mocha.  So I thought, what if I add coffee to chocolate chip cookies and then add cocoa powder?  While you could certainly melt up some bittersweet chocolate, I generally don't mess with a lot of different kinds of chocolate.  I guess I don't care enough to.  Probably not going to win me any fans in the blogging world, but I know we can all agree that simplistic is usually best.  This is simple.

I waited all of the day to make the cookies (oh, the trials and tribulations of employment).  After school, and after cleaning up the messy kitchen from the previous night, I began.  They came together in no time.  I didn't even measure ingredients exactly.  (I subscribe to the Rachael Ray idea of "feeling" your way through cooking.  Despite what she says about needing to measure when you bake, my haphazard method of guesstimating sugar and flour has not let me down yet.)

Anyway...by the time they came out of the oven, it was too dark to get a decent picture.  Even on the windowsill with my DSLR, pictures were not coming out without a flash.  (With a flash, food usually looks pretty horrendous.)

So I had to wait until the next afternoon to get a decent picture.  I think it came out just fine.


This is reason #487 not to live in Alaska.  No decent daylight in the winter.  Oh, yes.  It's already winter here.


White Chocolate Mocha Cookies
makes 3 dozen

3/4 cup Crisco
1 egg
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T. strong (cold) coffee
1T. vanilla

4 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 t. baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Cream together the Crisco and the sugar.  Add in the egg, coffee, and vanilla.  Blend for a few minutes until well combined.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add to the wet mixture in 3 batches and mix well to combine.  With a spoon, stir in the chips.

Dollop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Also sharing at:
Sweet Treats Thursday
Coffee and Conversation Thursday
Friday Food
Sweet Tooth Friday
Seasonal Inspiration
Strut Your Stuff Saturday 
Sweet Indulgences Sunday 
Tea Party Tuesday 
Tasty Tuesday
Crazy Sweet Tuesday

7 comments:

  1. See we think the same, I avoid melting chocolate if I can and I don't measure when I can help it too. Just because I am lazy and don't want more dishes to wash. These look great.

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  2. These look awesome - love the addition of coffee to the dough - genius!

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  3. These are beautiful! I love the flavor combo! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  4. I love all your cookie recipes, so many good ones to try. :o)

    We're an Army family as well, almost PCSed to Wainwright in September, but at the last minute, my husband's orders switched and we came to Carson instead. We're OK with that, liking Colorado so far and Carson is a nice base. ;o)

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com last week!

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  5. Yum, these sound (and look!) delicious. I always have a few tablespoons of coffee left over, now I know what to do with it. :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  6. this looks fantastic! Thx for linking up last week, sorry for the delay in visiting but sure glad I didn't miss this!

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