Friday, November 5, 2010

Hot Chocolate Mocha Cookies - Week 6 of 12 Weeks of Cookies!

Wow...Friday snuck up on me this week!  It's time for a cookie post already...oh my!  Last night I got to work in my kitchen trying to whip up a batch of chocolate mocha cookies.  Getting all of the ingredients out, I realized that I am out of coffee.  We are not coffee drinkers in our house, I love the smell, not the taste.  I used to have those little Folgers packets that look like tea bags, but I ran out.  (I'm sure those taste icky to people who actually drink coffee, but for cookies they work).  Anyway, I realized that I was out and had to figure out a solution.  I searched my pantry and spice cabinet and came across my Ghirardelli Chocolate Mocha Hot Chocolate, and that's what I used!  Here's the lineup:
 Start by melting 1/2 stick of butter.  Mix in one box of devil's food cake mix, one egg, and 1/3 cup of brewed hot chocolate.  Once combined, mix in one cup of milk chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of white chips.  Using a cookie scoop drop onto your cookie sheet like so:
Yum!  Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees or until they are soft in the center and crispier on the edges.  Let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.  Serve them up with a tall glass of milk, don't resist when you want to help yourself to more!
These cookies are so soft and chewy!  I just love the texture of cake mix cookies!  Adding the hot chocolate gave these cookies a nice taste, just a little hint of mocha.  Not too overpowering, just a taste!  I love a cookie with lots of chocolate chips in it, and the mixture of white and milk chocolate is oh so yummy!  You and your guests will love these.  Make a batch ahead of time and you can store them in the freezer.  Pull them out the day before you need them and let them thaw on the couldn't be simpler.  I don't know about you guys, but I'm always looking for time savers, especially around the holidays!  I can't believe Christmas is sneaking up so fast!  Are you ready for the holidays?  Have you done your shopping and made you holiday menus?

Don't forget to check out the other cookie bakers blogs this week.  I'm still making a list of all those fantastic cookies I want to bake and give away!
Week 6 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


  1. Oh wow, these look incredibly fudgy and delicious! Love the addition of hot cocoa, too.

  2. Chewy chocolate cookies, sounds yummy to me. I like how you used two types of chocolate chips for even more flavor.

  3. Rachel! I just love love love these cookies! - all the flavors and easiness of them are great! AND I adore your plate you have them displayed on....super cute!

    Happy Sunday Rachel!
    ~avril :-)

  4. Thanks ladies! I'm sure you will be seeing a lot more of these plates! I got them at Kohl's a few years back and love them!



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