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Chocolate mocha cookies are a fun variation of the traditional snickerdoodle.
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Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles

The classic Snickerdoodle, reinvented! Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles are full of cocoa, coffee, and cinnamon flavor!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 22 cookies, depending on size
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 + 1/3 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
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Instructions

  • Whisk cocoa, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and flour in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and 3/4 cup granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Alternately, you can do this in a large bowl using a hand mixer. Mix in egg, vanilla, and instant coffee granules. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with silpat baking mats or parchment paper. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough and place them on prepared cookie sheets. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Note: You can also make the cookies 1 tablespoon size for smaller cookies. The baking time listed below will need to be adjusted.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir. Roll each cookie dough ball completely in the cinnamon sugar. Place back on baking sheets, 2” apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes. I like my cookies more on the underdone side, so I baked mine for 9 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. If you like your cookies more done, bake them an additional 1-2 minutes.
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