coffee cocoa cookies

procrastinating: packing.

prep time: 10 minutes

baking time: 8-12 minutes a batch.

cleanup time: 5 minutes.

time spent procrastibaking: 30 minutes.

bon voyage, procrastibakers. i feel like i’ve been procrastinating packing a lot this summer, and i have– i’ve been running back and forth to new york since may, to visit friends and family. i don’t have that opportunity when school’s in full swing, so i’ve tried to squeeze in as much new york as possible while i have the chance, and this weekend’s kind of the last hurrah before grad school: year two commences.

last time i went home, i came equipped with linzer cookies, maple butter cookies– all sorts of goodies, and i would hate to come home empty handed tonight. but i’ll have to make something delicious that’ll sustain me for a 4 hour bus ride (yep, that’s before we add in rush hour traffic– who decides to leave at 6pm?!). so today we’re making coffee cocoa cookies– the caffeine of coffee; the chocolate of, well, hot chocolate; the flavors aren’t intense, but they definitely compliment the soft, sugary, buttery deliciousness of your new favorite bite-sized snack.  let’s get started!

ingredients.

  1. 2 mixing bowls
  2. cookie sheet
  3. 1 cup self-rising flour
  4. 1 cup hot cocoa mix (about 5 packets– mine has mini marshmallows!)
  5. a pinch of coarse salt
  6. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  7. 6 tablespoons butter (almost a stick) softened
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1/2 tablespoon vanilla (if you want– not necessary)
  10. 1/4 cup coffee
  11. chocolate chips (if you have em!)

step one. preheat your oven to 375, and grease your cookie sheet with either butter or some non-stick spray.

step two. in your mixing bowl, cream your butter and sugar. once it’s a smooth mix, add your egg and beat in completely. finally, add the coffee to the mix. if you’re using vanilla, add that here too.

step three. in a separate bowl, fold your flour, salt, and hot cocoa mix together. if you’re using chocolate chips, add them to the dry mix. once it’s evenly mixed, pour the egg/butter/sugar/coffee mix into the dry ingredients, and stir until the batter is smooth and consistent.

step four. using a teaspoon, scoop a little batter onto the baking sheet, evenly spaced. put the sheet in the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and the bottoms start to crisp up.

the batter should make enough for 18-25 cookies depending on how big you go, but you can easily double the recipe if you need more. 🙂 if you’re buying some hot chocolate for this recipe, go for the mini marshmallow version– it adds that little something extra!

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One response to “coffee cocoa cookies

  1. Abe

    Hey kates long time no hear. hows it going? hey i got a new phone so drop me a line, so we can talk. I got a new car so be and josh can make a road trip. Hows the life in ma? seriously dont be whack call me back.
    Doc

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