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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 12g
Vitamin A 0.9%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.