Tuesday, February 22, 2011

M: Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cookies

So before I get to these incredible chocolatey-mocha gems of goodness I just wanted to share a few photos from a MUCH needed day spent together with the hubs on Saturday. First up, a beautiful afternoon on the beach (as you also saw from Erica’s post on Sunday!)


And some pretty awesome sand art courtesy of the hubs:


And an AMAZING evening spent at 17 North sitting outside listening to some fantastic live music (yes that is Bryan is roasting marshmallows in their outside dining area where they have a fire pit and free s’mores fixins) =)


Ok, enough about that, now onto these cookies. Now, I will warn you, they are a little rich. But, what do you expect from a cookie named “chocolate chunk mocha cookies”? Ya gotta like chocolate and ya gotta like a little coffee!


These are seriously out of this world good. I love the coffee hint the icing provides and the chocolate cookie is one of my faves that I’ve tried yet! Let me just take you through this real quick =)


Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl (I usually whisk)


Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks.


Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lined baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes or until puffy.


Cool completely on wire racks. In the meantime, combine icing ingredients in a medium bowl and gradually whisk in the powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want. Ice your cooled cookies and enjoy every bite!


Chocolate Chunk-Mocha Cookies

from Southern Living


2 1/4 cup AP flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 package semisweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl

Beat butter and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until puffy. Cool on baking sheets a couple of minutes and remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread cookies with mocha frosting (recipe below).


Mocha Frosting:

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 cup hot strong brewed coffee

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted (I suggest using a little less than this – mine got a little too stiff)

Stir together first 4 ingredients until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until creamy.



GF Gidget said...

Great photos! I bet one of those unfrosted cookies would be amazing crumbled a top some pumpkin puree!
PS- Did you ever get your ham sandwich? ;)

Gen said...

Man those look delish!
Too bad I'm the only one who likes coffee and chocolate together.....maybe I'll bake myself a batch?

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I MISS South Carolina beaches!!!! Looks like a great weekend was had!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oo those beach pics make me so jealous of your nice weather, but glad you are enjoying it! Looks like the perfect evening! And the cookies? Yes please!! ;-)

thehealthyapron said...

sounds like the perfect chocolate fix! Yum! Glad you had a fun weekend!

Carly said...

Oh I love 17 North! We went there a few weeks ago for my boyfriend's birthday - was great! Those cookies look delicious too! :)

brandi said...

ooh, those cookies look so good!

Anne Marie said...

Those cookies look so awesome! I'm jealous of the weather-it's snowy in Philly!

salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

those cookies look amazing!!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! I love chocolate and I love coffee... :) I would totally eat a couple of these beauties :)

ceecee said...

These look fantastic!

Annie said...

coffee and chocolate are definitely the best combos!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

MMmmmmmm....love coffee and chocolate together...each one compliments the other so well! they look beautiful! Yours and Ericas beach photos has me thinking about our annual sc beach vacay!

Britne @ Shabbott's Habits said...

Great cookies! I just visited Charleston this past weekend and ate in some amazing places! Beautiful city.

Laural (bhealthier) said...

oh yummy! I love the combo of chocolate and coffee, especially in cookie form! Southern Living is one of my favorite recipe sources too!

Megan D said...

Such cute sand art!! And those cookies look so amazing... for some reason I like chocolate chunks better than chips =P

Simply Life said...

oooh those do look way too good!

teresa said...

what amazing flavor, i love these cookies!

the pictures are so pretty!

Aggie said...

These look so yummy! Like little brownie bites.

Love the beach pics!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Oh my gosh! These look amaaaazing!

And how sweet is your hubs?

Anonymous said...

mmm cookies look awesome! I am going to have to try those

Pound said...

these are def on my list! i love sweets with my coffee :) thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

I loved this post! If you get bored this week you can totally send some of these cookies my way! Hehe :)

Kerr said...

Yum! I want one of those cookies right this minute.

Mission Outreach Team said...

Love these cookies! Great stuff. You should check out the S'Mores Nachos in our Eat Interesting contest (some of our favorite bloggers sent us new twists on Mexican classics!). Link is below. thanks and have a great day!