Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Cookbook Contest!

There’s a super cookbook giveway at the end of this post, but first a little rant.

I really really wish I liked to drink coffee, but I just don’t like it. It would be SO much more convenient. Coffee is pretty much everywhere you turn, and us poor second class citizen tea drinkers are doing great if we can find some lukewarm hot water and a tea bag. It’s my favorite part of going to London…I am for once in the majority, hot-beverage-wise. Even though the last time I was there it seemed like there was a Starbucks popping up ominously on every corner. Fight back, my London friends!!

However, I mysteriously DO like the taste of coffee when it is baked into things. Say, for example, chocolate chip cookies. Say, for example, chocolate chip cookies made with a mix of dark and white chocolate chips. Say, for example, chocolate chip cookies inspired by the ever-fabulous Julia Child.

Which leads me to the awesome contest, because I have not one, not two but THREE copies of this to give you guys:

Yes I do. And it includes recipes for all kinds of fabulous Julia-inspired baked goods, including these…

There’s few things in life better than a full cookie jar on your kitchen counter, don’t you think?

So here’s what you do: leave me a comment on the bottom of this post telling me what your favorite kind of cookie is, and you will be entered into the drawing for one of these cookbooks. As always, my beloved email subscribers can enter by clicking the title of the post, which will flip you over to the actual website – you can comment there. I will announce the lucky lucky winners next Saturday, February 13, at 7pm. So bring on your cookies, and in the meantime, here’s the recipe for mine!


Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Cookbook Contest!
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter, cut into chunks
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound chocolate chips or chunks -- any variety you like.
  1. Whisk the flour, coffee, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  2. Beat the butter in a mixer until lightened. Add granulated sugar and beat for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat for another 30 seconds. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and beat until blended.
  3. Turn mixer speed down and add flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Add chocolate and mix until evenly blended in.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for several hours to overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat. Drop a heaping tablespoon full of dough onto sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Cool on racks. Make very very sure you eat one while they are still warm.


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  1. Gina says

    These look so good!

    I have never met I cookie that I DON"T like :) But, if I had to choose one, it would be chocolate chip! Oh dear. Now I want a cookie!

  2. mkmangrum says

    My favorite kind would have to be homemade oreos, but my grandma makes the best date nut cookies and i have found that snicker-doodles have healing powers. I guess I really have three favorite cookies. :)

  3. Ashlie says

    Choosing one cookie is soooo difficult. Simple shortbread is probably #1, but I also LOVE almond biscotti and ginger cookies and you really can't go wrong with chocolate chip (ooh with nuts!)

  4. Saira says

    personally i love chocolate chip cookies, without the chocolate chips. but add some walnuts or pecans… mmm. cowboy cookies are also AMAZING.

  5. SCF says

    i like oatmeal chocolate chip from the Joy of Cooking cookbook, but i use chunks of Dove dark chocolate instead of chips- i would love this cookbook!!

  6. Denise W says

    My favorite is the traditional underbaked, chewey Toll House chocolate chip cookie, but I'm such a fan of cookies (over most other baked goodies) that I rarely turn down a good cookie! In addition to ice cream, and dark chocolate anything, you've hit one of my top three my dessert weaknesses. :-)

  7. veggiecath says

    I've to say I'm not a huge fan of eating cookies but I love to bake them (I know it's weird!). I think my favorite cookie to bake is the basic chocolate chip :)

  8. Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry says

    Chocolate chocolate chip with a peanut butter filling, courtesy of Martha. The mocha chocolate chip look fantastic though!

  9. Veronica M. says

    I love brown butter chocolate chip cookies. After making the most recent batch,I devoured 20(!) of them in a row, while they were still warm, which is why I don't bake them very often. I have no will-power or self-restraint when it comes to brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

  10. Hannah R says

    Hate to be standard, but I also have to go with chocolate chip. But I'll have to try these – I agree, coffee as a beverage is just unappealing, while I love it in baked goods.

  11. says

    Martha Stewart has a recipe for chewy gingerbread cookies which are the best I've ever tasted. D'Amico's in Mpls also has some molasses cookies which are full of spice and awesome.

  12. viagra online says

    Hate to be standard, but I also have to go with chocolate chip. But I'll have to try these – I agree, coffee as a beverage is just unappealing, while I love it in baked goods.

  13. SugarCooking says

    I made these last week and they were so good! Everyone raved about them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  14. Shumaila says

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Baked them and they were great. Put it up on my site and have posted a link back to your site. Thanks!

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