Double Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies
Double the chocolate plus coffee all packed into one cookie? Sign me up.
If you have been following along on KenzieSaidWhat for any amount of time, you know I love a good cookie. You can find several different cookie recipes on this blog. It’s a weakness of mine. I’ve probably tried hundreds of different variations of cookie recipes in search of the perfect one.
I tried a new recipe a few days ago and as I was finishing up the dough I literally sent a text to my husband squealing with excitement that I thought I had found my new favorite recipe. As I was putting the ingredients into my mixer, I was watching this dough come into the most perfect shape and texture and I knew it was going to be amazing. I think these are probably signs of being a cookie addict.. but I’m not ashamed.
The recipe is fairly straight forward and simple. But I did pop a new ingredient in these cookies that I believe was the reason that the texture was so perfect. Cornstarch! This made the cookies hold their shape absolutely perfect and they were nice and fluffy in the center and crunchy on the edges. As far as flavors go, I packed these bad boys full of chocolate. They were double chocolate, meaning they had cocoa powder turning the actual dough into chocolatey goodness PLUS chocolate chips. Now, to balance that sweetness, I also added some ground coffee for a little bitterness and then I added sea salt to the top for a nice salty bite.
When you bite into this cookie you immediately get smacked in the face with all the flavors. Lots of sweetness, a touch of bitterness and then finished with a salty kick. It is such a perfectly balanced cookie and I am a little bit obsessed with them. If you are looking for an easy cookie recipe with a little more flair than your average chocolate chip cookie, these are for you. Run, don’t walk, to your kitchen to make these now!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coffee grounds (this can be omitted if you don’t like the taste of coffee)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt, plus more for tops
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (a hand mixer will work as well), cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add eggs, beating until fluffy. Add in vanilla, and coffee grounds; beat until combined.
Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, corn starch and salt. Beat on low speed until completely combined. Add in chocolate chips and mix on low until evenly distributed, careful not to over mix.
Using a cookie scoop or two teaspoons, scoop your batter out into about 1 tbsp portions out onto your baking sheets leaving at least 1.5 to 2 inches between each cookie. I usually put no more than 12 onto each tray.
Just before putting them in the oven, top each cookie with a sprinkle of sea salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are beginning to crackle and the edges are slightly firm to the touch.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!