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Friday, October 14, 2016

Dark and Delicious Mocha Cookies #Choctoberfest

I received product for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

       So what is a girl to do when some delicious Caveman Coffee Co Sabertooth Roast shows up at her house?   Well take a few big whiff of the wonderful aroma and smile from ear to ear, of course!  But at some point you have to actually do something with those beautiful beans.  Of course I will be drinking most of it and can't wait to try some with the cacao butter they also sent.  Caveman Mocha, here I come!  But, in the spirit of #choctoberfest I couldn't help but to do a little baking with it as well.  I mean, hello, I am me after-all!

       I have been loving baking with coffee lately, so this certainly didn't seem like a stretch.  Mocha Whipped Cream goes with everything, right?  I really wanted the flavors of the coffee and the chocolate to shine. What to do? What to make?  Everything sounded so good and I was having a hard time deciding.  That was until my little brain locked in on a mocha cookie. Oh yeah!

       These little gems have that deep dark mocha flavor we love.  They aren't too sweet, just enough to balance out the coffee and cocoa.  They have a nice mocha flavor with just enough melty chocolate chips to take the decadence to the next level.  There is no way you can eat just one of these babies.

       It may feel a little strange putting coffee grounds in the cookies, but believe me it works!  Just grind up a heaping Tablespoon of beans to get about a Tablespoon of coffee.  If you buy your coffee already ground, just stick that measuring spoon in there and throw them in the dough.  I can see you looking at me with disbelief.  Trust me.  (Just look at my face, don't I look trustworthy? Really, I do!) Bake a batch and let me know what you think.  I just know you are going to love them.

       Now tell me, besides making the Caveman Mocha, what else should I be doing with my cacao butter?  I'd love to hear your suggestions!

Dark and Delicious Mocha Cookies
makes 3-4 dozen 2 bite cookies


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 T coffee grounds
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used a generous half cup of mixed mini and semi-sweet)

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until will mixed.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, salt and coffee grounds.
  4. Carefully add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips, then cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a half hour.  (You can skip this step if you are in a hurry, but it gives the flavor a chance to develop a bit more.)
  6. Preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare your cookie sheets by spraying them or lining them with parchment paper.
  7. Scoop small balls of dough onto prepared cookie sheets (I used my small cookie scoop) and bake for 8-10 minutes.  (Bake a little longer if you are baking larger cookies, but pull them while they are still soft and moist.)
  8. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container. 
Now I can't wait to see what chocolaty treats everyone else is sharing today!


  1. I love mixing in the mini chocolate chips as well. You had me at mocha girl, I don't know what it is not only do I love the word mocha, but I love the flavor! These looks super yummy!!

    1. I think we must be long lost cousins or something! Thanks!

  2. Oh dear! Those cookies look incredible!

  3. I think people would be surprised that you can just throw the coffee grounds in, I know I was! But I've done it with cakes and cookies, and all have turned out tasty! These cookies look darn tasty Carlee! I'm loving Chocolate Week! 😀

    1. It just seems wrong, but it really works! Thanks, Jessica!

  4. You are completely trust worthy! Since our husbands have similar tastes, what did he think of these? Approved or better for the girls only?

    1. Thanks! He did like them. He likes his coffee with a squirt of chocolate syrup, so they were right up his alley ;-)

    2. Ok then! My husband has been working crazy amount of hours, and really needs some new treats in the truck. These will be up next on the rotation!

  5. These look amazing! I agree it's weird to add in ground coffee, but it really does turn out well. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

    1. Adding the grounds goes against your instinct, but it is good! Thank you!

  6. Oh, these sound/look amazing! I love chocolate and coffee together in any and all forms! Thanks for sharing with us at The Wednesday Showcase!

    1. Me too, they are a match made in heaven! Thank you!

  7. I pinned this! Looks so delicious! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. Oh wow, Carlee! I have no words!


    1. Ha! That's a surprise ;-) Thank you so much, Mollie!