Mocha Swirl Cookies

Posted on January 27, 2012
I am not a coffee drinker, in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever drank a full cup of coffee. I just don’t like the taste of it. I love coffee flavored desserts though, and really like these Mocha Swirl Cookies that I’m sharing with you today! I love how pretty these cookies look, with their coffee speckled vanilla and dark chocolate swirl! They are buttery and have that wonderful coffee smell, and are so delicious with some milk or hot chocolate (or coffee if you’re a coffee drinker!) Here’s the recipe…
(Recipe from Sprinkle Bakes)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp instant coffee
2 oz dark chocolate, melted and cooled
1. In your electric mixer bowl, cream your softened butter. Then, with the mixer running on low, add the sugar, egg and vanilla extract, until all the ingredients are combined into a smooth mixture.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. With the mixer running, begin adding the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and mix until everything is well incorporated.
3. Now remove the dough from the mixer and divide it into two parts. Return the first half into the mixer, and add the instant coffee to it. Mix until the coffee is incorporated and the dough is speckled with the granules.
4. Next, return the other half of the dough into the mixer, and add the melted chocolate to it, and mix until the dough is smooth and chocolaty! (I absolutely love this dough, it’s smooth, buttery, and smells like vanilla and chocolate = amazing!)
5. Now roll out both of the doughs between some sheets of wax paper (roll each out separately) into about a 9 x 14 inch rectangle. Place each piece of rolled out dough onto a baking sheet, cover it, and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
6. Once they are ready to be taken out, top the chocolate dough with the coffee dough, and gently press them together with a rolling pin. (Make sure the dough isn’t so cold that you can’t work with it, you don’t want it to tear or crumble because it is too cold).
7. If your dough is uneven, cut it to make a rectangle using a knife. Begin rolling the dough like a jelly roll (make sure you roll it tightly!) Roll it SLOWLY and CAREFULLY so it doesn’t start tearing. Once you have your roll, wrap it in wax paper, and chill it in the fridge for up to an hour (this will make it easier to slice it). The original recipe says you should rotate the halfway through chilling, so that it doesn’t get flat on one side.
8. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Take your roll out, and cut it into 1/4 inch slices. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
If you are looking for a new cookie recipe, try these Mocha Swirl Cookies! They taste great fresh out of the oven, but the coffee flavor is actually even more fragrant and delicious the following day! These cookies would also make a very cute addition to a gift basket for someone who loves coffee – you could pack the basket with different kinds of coffee, mugs, and some of these cookies!
Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Leslie January 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I love coffee, and these look great! 🙂

  • marda January 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    hi….loves your cookies , would you mind to be feature at my blog

    Thank you so much

  • Ann LeClercq January 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    These look DELICIOUS! Going to have to try to make these gluten free – will definitely link back!
    (visiting from Hope in Every Season)
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  • LDH January 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Maria!

    Oh, your cookies look delicious! I love coffee flavor too. It is my second favorite ice-cream flavor, right after pistachio!

    Lovely blog you have here! I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts! I noticed you are from south Jersey. Me too ~ Cherry Hill area.

    So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  • Jocelyn January 28, 2012 at 12:09 am

    You are totally speaking my language with cookies like this:-) I love coffee and coffee flavored treats so I am loving these cookies right now. In fact I would love them even more if I could reach in the computer and grab a few for a midnight snack:-) Thank you so much for commenting on my blog so I could find these awesome cookies:-)

  • Ashley Perry January 28, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I definitely need to try these!!! Thanks for stopping by! I’m happy to be your newest follower!

  • Heather {The Lovely Cupboard} January 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

    These look delightful! Thanks for “stopping by” LC.

  • Mariana January 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Ah-mazing. Once again 🙂

  • elizabeth January 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    These look so cute and sound delicious! Your Valentine tree is so cute too!
    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my gray shelf makeover.

  • A Cozy Cottage in the City January 29, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Hi Maria,

    Those Mocha Swirl Cookies look Delish! I really do have an affinity for sweets and love to bake, so thank you for sharing the recipe! Thank you also for your lovely visit to my blog & leaving a kind comment – it is much appreciated! 🙂 Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  • Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles January 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    These cookies look wonderful! I love anythign mocha!!

  • Kim@My Fairytale Cottage January 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I LOVE coffee and these look like just the thing to go with a cup! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    -Kim 🙂

  • Anita Stafford January 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    These are such pretty cookies, and they sound delicious! They would be perfect for a gift basket if I didn’t eat them all first!

  • Maria January 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you so much for the sweet comments, everyone!!!!

  • Meg {henninglove} January 31, 2012 at 12:51 am

    these cookies look amazing! so glad i found your blog

  • AaReAn January 31, 2012 at 11:01 am

    how cute are these?!?! oh my gosh the are almost to cute to eat!


  • Heather January 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hi i’m Heather! I have a question for you! Please email me 🙂

  • Mrs. Sarah Coller February 3, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I’m with you on the “lovin’ the smell but not the taste” 🙂 I like Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream—but I’ve not brought myself to try anything else coffee flavored! Your cookies are really cute though…maybe I’ll give them a try!

    Thanks so much for coming over and linking up your post with my Homemaking Link-Up Weekend last week! The new post is up now and I’d love to have you back!

    Hope you have a really great weekend!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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