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Monday, February 6, 2012

Mocha Chocolate Morsel Cookies (Secret Recipe Club)

Secret Recipe Club is back in business after taking a month off!  This time around, I was assigned Deeba's blog, Passionate About Baking.  Deeba has some great recipes, most of which are very sinful desserts...right up my alley!

I actually opted for one of the easier ones, and made them this past weekend for my cousin's Super Bowl party...a HUGE deal in my family since we're big Giants fans.  Needless to say, we're VERY happy today with our champions!

These cookies were not only delicious, but really easy to make.  They're cute little things!  I appropriately decorated them with blue, white and red sprinkles...you can use whatever you like.  

Mocha Chocolate Morsel Cookies
slightly adapted from Passionate About Baking

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon instant espresso grinds
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
pinch of salt
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
sprinkles or other toppings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl.  Meanwhile, combine flour, baking soda, coffee, cocoa and salt in a bowl.  

Add egg to butter mixture and mix, then add vanilla and mix.  Slowly add flour mixture in and mix until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on sheets.  Press down gently with a fork, then add sprinkles.  Bake for approximately 16-18 minutes.  Cool on racks.

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At February 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Aarthi said...

Awesome Recipe..Bookmarked..


At February 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM , Anonymous sarah k @ the pajama chef said...

yum! love any excuse to eat sprinkles. :)

At February 6, 2012 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Chats the Comfy Cook said...

Pretty cookies and mocha too. Yum.

At February 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Lisa~~ said...

What a delicious sounding and looking cookie.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

Cook Lisa Cook

At February 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM , Blogger Sara said...

So cute! These look awesome and perfect for the big game. :)

At February 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Erica said...

Congrats! I'm a pats fan....but I'm glad it was a great game. The cookies look fab. I love that they're on the puffier side, I hate flat cookies!

At February 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM , Anonymous Lesa @Edesia's Notebook said...

How cute! I love mocha anything, so they sound great to me!

At February 6, 2012 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

What yummy looking little bites.

At February 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Myvegfare said...

Cookies look lovely and delicious, I am great fan of Deeba, love her blog to bits.., Good one for SRC..

At February 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Deeba PAB said...

Thank you for baking one of my fave cookies Melissa. Glad you enjoyed them. Love the 'sprinkled' dressing up they got! My blog has since been under a hacker attack...sigh! Still trying to get it back.

At February 7, 2012 at 6:43 AM , Blogger Shelby said...

Yummy! I had Deeba's blog for my very first SRC club post. LOVE IT. Such a gorgeous place to visit.

Congrats on your win! Grumpy was rooting for the Pats so as you can imagine he was Grumpier than normal Sunday night!

At February 7, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Anonymous Simply Tia said...

Well done! These cookies look delicious!

At February 7, 2012 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Joanne said...

The only thing better than chocolate cookies...are chocolate cookies with a mocha twist! Love these!

At February 7, 2012 at 9:18 AM , Blogger MyFudo™ said...

I have little heart sprinkles that will be just great for these for Valentine's Day! Thanks!

At February 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Anything mocha and chocolate is wonderful in my book, these sound great!

At February 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM , Blogger TeaLady said...

Me LOVE cookies!!! And these look great.

At February 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

Looks super decadent. Nothing like a perfect cookie to make the world a happy place.


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