Satisfy Comfort Food Cravings with This Recipe for Mocha Chip Cookies

This mocha chip cookie recipe makes a delightfully delicious tea time complement, or snack paired with an ice cold beverage.

Note: this recipe is adapted from one found in the cookbook, America’s Best Recipes: A 1993 Hometown Collection


  • ½ cup of shortening
  • ½ cup of softened butter
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of coffee granules (instant)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of water
  • 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate morsels
  • Additional granulated sugar


  1. Beat the shortening and the butter in a large mixing bowl at medium speed, until mixture becomes fluffy.
  2. Gradually add in the ½ cup of granulated sugar, the ½ cup of powdered sugar, then the egg, mixing the ingredients together thoroughly.
  3. Dissolve the coffee granules in the 1 ½ teaspoons of room temperature water, then add them into the mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and cream of tartar, then add this dry mixture into the creamed mixture. All ingredients should be combined well.
  5. Stir in the milk chocolate morsels, then cover the cookie dough and chill it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Shape the chilled cookie dough into ½ inch balls, rolling each in the additional granulated sugar.
  7. Place the balls of sugared cookie dough onto lightly greased cookie sheets, then flatten each one with a fork.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the mocha chip cookies are lightly browned.
  9. Cool the mocha chip cookies on wire racks before serving.

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