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Mocha Crinkle Cookies

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This quick and easy mocha crinkle cookies recipe is packed with chocolate, coffee/ espresso flavors. They are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.

One of my FAVORITE cookies to make are crinkle cookies and these mocha crinkle cookies are IRRESISTIBLE!

If you LOVE chocolate and coffee, then you need to make these cookies immediately!

They have CRISPY, SUGARY tops with SOFT centers.

They are also quick and EASY to make, using simple ingredients from your pantry.

My family is obsessed with them as well.

These chocolate espresso cookies are also GREAT for cookie exchanges plus they make a lovely homemade gift during Christmas time and the Holiday season.

Mocha Crinkle Cookies Recipe 1

I prefer these chocolate mocha cookies, just the way they are.

They are so pretty and SPARKLY and all that sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness for me.

However, to sweeten these cookies further and decorate them, you have the following options:

  • Dip these mocha crinkles in melted chocolate and then, place them on a sheet of wax paper and allow the chocolate to set.
  • Drizzle some melted semisweet chocolate or even white chocolate on top of these cookies.
  • Drizzle some glace icing or royal icing on top of these coffee cookies.

Mocha Crinkle Cookies Recipe 3

Here are some TIPS for making perfect mocha crinkle cookies: 

  •  You can make these cookies TWO ways: crinkle cookies (the way I made them) or you can make them in an icebox style (e.g: form the dough into a log, chill it, then slice and bake it).
  • You can use coconut oil instead of butter. Obviously, coconut oil would be a healthier choice but it does give a slight coconut flavor to these cookies.
  • To get a really strong coffee flavor in these mocha crinkle cookies, be sure to use the BEST quality of espresso powder you can find.
  • The number of cookies you get from this recipe will VARY, depending on how big or small you roll the cookie dough balls. I like to make mine very small and bite-sized.
  • No chilling of the cookie dough is necessary.
  • You can easily DOUBLE this recipe if you want a bigger batch of cookies.
  • You can also MODIFY extracts and spices, which can lead to different FLAVORS of crinkle cookies. I have included recipe modifications for a spicy version and an orange version below.

Mocha Crinkle Cookies Recipe 2

If you are a fan of CRINKLE COOKIES, you should really check out some of these other crinkly cookie recipes from the blog archives…

Cinnamon crinkle cookies
Molasses crinkle cookies
Splenda sugar free red velvet crinkle cookies
Crackly sugar cookies

5 from 4 votes

Mocha Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This quick and easy mocha crinkle cookies recipe is packed with chocolate, coffee/ espresso flavors. They are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.
Servings: 25 cookies
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 74 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • ½ cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Sugar +1 tbsp granulated
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar +1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Instant espresso powder
  • 3 tbsp Butter melted
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Egg white from a large egg
  • 1 cup Sugar granulated sugar for rolling cookie dough balls


  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, salt and baking soda. Sift all these ingredients and keep aside.
  2. In another mixing bowl, add butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg white and vanilla extract. Mix everything until you have a rough and chunky mixture.
  3. Add the sifted flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix everything until you have a crumbly mixture.
  5. At this point, stop the mixer and knead the mixture with your hands into a ball of dough. If the dough is still a little dry and crumbly, add some milk or water (1 tsp at a time) to the dough and knead again.
  6. Take little portions of the dough and make little balls.
  7. Roll them in a plate full of granulated sugar.
  8. Place the cookie balls on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until the sides are slightly crispy.
  9. Let these cookies cool down on a cookie tray. Then, store them in an airtight plastic container at room temperature for up to 3 days. And you are done!

Recipe Notes

Read all my tips above.

You can make these cookies 2 ways: crinkle cookies (the way I made them) or you can make them in an icebox style (e.g: form the dough into a log, chill it, then slice and bake it).

This recipe will yield about 22-25 cookies but that can vary, depending on how big or small you make them. I like to make them small and bite-sized.

You can make spicy mocha crinkle cookies by adding 1 tbsp chili powder. You can add more or less, depending on your preference.

You can also make chocolate orange crinkle cookies by omitting the espresso powder and adding 1 tsp orange emulsion oil.

Nutrition Facts
Mocha Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

36 comments on “Mocha Crinkle Cookies”

  1. Been making a version of these for years.  Depending on the season I will roll them in colored sugar~red & green are especially pretty.5 stars

  2. I made these today…very good… time I might add a little Kahlua to it……5 stars

  3. I’ve used your recipe for a couple years now and I love these cookies !  My mom used to make them but she was the type of baker who never measured and left us no recipes !
    My only problem is that I never have enough!  
    Have you made a double batch before ?  Does it turn out right if I double All of the ingredients or should I change something !??? 

    Thanks so much for this recipe 🙂5 stars

    • My mom used to do that too. When I started learning from her, I got her measuring cups and spoons and told her to eyeball everything in the measuring cups and then add them to the mixing bowls… it used to drive her crazy! lol. And yes, you can double all the ingredients without any issues.

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