Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Salted Mocha Cookies

Salted Mocha Cookies

I need to talk to you about something that has nothing to do with cookies.  Country music.  I can’t help but love it.  I am pretty sure I’ve never shared that here.  I’m also pretty sure that I’m not the only one so go ahead and admit that you, too, are a fan.  OK?

But the real reason I need to talk about country music is because of Kip Moore.  My Spotify is just stuck on repeat of his album.  The whole thing.  All of it.  A-Ma-Zing.  And it doesn’t hurt that he has a pretty decent smile.  Go listen, then come back and agree with me.

Right?  Hey Pretty Girl, Where Are You Tonight, Drive Me Crazy, Reckless, Up All Night.  Seriously.  I can’t stop listening.

Salted Mocha Cookies I have pretty much resolved to writing blog posts about salted mocha cookies, eating said cookies, and listening to Kip Moore all the time.

Ok, I’ll actually be quick to admit that I go on musical spurts…not genres but particular artists.  But I’m not sure this guys is going anywhere.  And neither is this chocolate.  I used some stellar Scharffen Berger Mocha Dark Chocolate, flaky Maldon sea salt and dark cocoa powder.

I found myself with a disabling craving for chocolate cookies on New Year’s Day and this was the product of that craving: Salted Mocha Cookies.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, Paul likes a little country music too.  Guess who his favorite is!

Salted Mocha Cookies

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Salted Mocha Cookies Recipe

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Total Time: 30 minutes

Recipe for soft and chewy salted mocha cookies: chocolate, coffee and sea salt make the perfect treat.


2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. Maldon Sea Salt + more for sprinkling
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I used Scharffen Berger Mocha Dark Chocolate)
3 tsp. instant coffee granules
Additional flaky sea salt for sprinkling


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line three large cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder until combined. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time and then mx in the vanilla and mix until very fluffy and no streaks of fat remain. Scrape down the bowl. Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Add in the dark chocolate and instant coffee granules and mix for no more than 10 seconds.

Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets using a small cookie scoop (or by heaping tablespoon-full) and place about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle generously with sea salt. Bake for 9-10 minutes until the cookies have puffed up, spread and then flattened.

Cool completely on the cookie sheets.

Cassie's Notes:
If you can't find Maldon Sea Salt, just use any flaky sea salt that you can find.

Salted Mocha Cookies


45 Responses to “Salted Mocha Cookies”

  1. #
    megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 9, 2013 @ 6:23 am

    I love country music and I’m not ashamed 🙂 And I am listening to Kip Moore as I type this! Oh, and these cookies look pretty amazing too. 🙂

  2. #
    katie — January 9, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    These cookies look amazing and have my mouth watering for one, right now! I love all music. But I’ll admit that I’m funny in the fact that I mainly only listen to country music when we are heading up to Northwest Florida to hang out in the woods for a few days! Thats when all I want to listen to is country music! I have to go check out this new artist you’re talking about.

  3. #
    leslie — January 9, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Oh I love County Music. I have been listening it to it my whole life.
    Love the cookies

  4. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 9, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    I want these like right this very instant! YUM!

  5. #
    Kathryn — January 9, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I’m not sure I’ve ever really listened to much country music but I’m definitely going to check it out based on your recommendation! Love these cookies too Cassie!

  6. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 9, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    I want these cookies! I listen to all kinds of music and I’m like you, I get hooked on a certain band or artist. Right now it’s Mumford & Sons and Eric Church.

  7. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 9, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Heavenly! Why not for breakfast???

  8. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — January 9, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    these cookies sound so good! (as does your choice in music!)

  9. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 9, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Do you deliver? Because I could use a whole batch of these cookies to myself, like, yesterday. 🙂 Yum!

  10. #
    Amanda — January 9, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    Hum… Willie Nelson?? 🙂 Beautiful cookies!

  11. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 9, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    yes. I love salt on everything!!

  12. #
    Kim | At Home With Kim — January 9, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    Ok, so I’m the ONLY one in my family who likes country music! I personally like to drive my kids a little batty when I play it. 🙂 These cookies look SO good and so tempting!!!

  13. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 9, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    We love country music, especially my husband! These cookies are salted perfection!

  14. #
    ashley - baker by nature — January 9, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Ohmygoodness girl… these look like heaven!

  15. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — January 9, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    I love these, so beautiful. I love that salt on top! The best cookies have a sprinkle of salt.

  16. #
    Sheila — January 9, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Seriously already!!! Don’t you know I’m on a diet?! ; D

  17. #
    Angie — January 9, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    Can you pass those cookies over here please? So delicious!

  18. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 9, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    The fact that you used chocolate and cocoa powder and there’s coffee and sea salt – oh Cassie, they look so perfect!!

  19. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 9, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I need these in my life ASAP, love!

  20. #
    sarah k @ the pajama chef — January 9, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    mocha dark chocolate exists?!? awesome. must try!

  21. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — January 9, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    I would listen to Lady Antebellum and tear these cookies up. Just sayin.

  22. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 9, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    Love Country Music! And these cookies! Salted and mocha in the name – gets me sold every time!

  23. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — January 9, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Love a good salty/sweet combo — gets me every time!

  24. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — January 9, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I absolutely love country music too. I have never heard of Kip Moore, but after listening to that song just now, it sounds amazing. I wouldnt mind listening to him more 😉 And oh my goodness, these cookies could NOT look any better!!! Yes, yes please!!!

  25. #
    Tracey — January 9, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I like country music too but Shane can’t stand it so I only try to listen when he’s not around and I’m baking and dancing around the kitchen like a crazy person 🙂 I think we could both agree on these cookies though, they look phenomenal!

  26. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 9, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    I love country music, especially more southern rock country. You should check out Reckless Kelly. They are amazing!

    And these cookies, swoon! I need 50 of these bad boys!!

  27. #
    Baking Serendipity — January 9, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Country music is my favorite too…but seriously I can’t think about anything right now except these cookies. Amazing! I love the sea salt finish 🙂

  28. #
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — January 9, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    These cookies look so dark and gorgeous!

    Thanks for the Kip Moore recommendation…

  29. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — January 9, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Oh, I love country music too!

  30. #
    Medeja — January 9, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    Really great recipe for cookies. Sounds interesting and looks oh so good!

  31. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 9, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    I’m obsessed with country music. No one ever believes that I like it (probably cause I’m Asian) but it’s like the number 1 thing I listen to. How have I not heard Kip Moore yet?! I need to go fix that STAT! These salted mocha cookies look so perfect and chocolatey good! I love that salt on top – perfect topping to any sweet treat 🙂

  32. #
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut — January 9, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    Drool! Thanks for sharing and I think these will be going on a Friday Five Foodie Finds soon! 🙂

  33. #
    Jess — January 9, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    I don’t know Kip Moore, but I must admit a serious weakness for country music – must look it up! And must make these cookies – I love chocolate and coffee together!

  34. #
    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 9, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    These look so wonderful and I love the salt!

  35. #
    JulieD — January 9, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    These cookies look so yummy! I love the combo of sweet and salty!

  36. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 10, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    I’m not the biggest fan of country music but I can definitely get on board with these cookies! Do you deliver? Because I desperately need a doze of these right now!

  37. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — January 10, 2013 @ 3:54 am

    I can’t say that I like country music but it shouldn’t be something you have to admit to. 🙂 I, for example, can admit to liking bad television. But it’s too embarrassing to say any more than that!

    These cookies look awesome. Coffee + chocolate… yum! I don’t even like coffee but in baked goods it’s so delicious. 🙂

  38. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 10, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    LONG LIVE COUNTRY! It’s what I grew up on (Shania Twain was my first concert) and it will forever have a place in my heart. Also these cookies look fab!

  39. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — January 10, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    Wow these look incredible and I just happen to have all of the ingredients on hand….

  40. #
    Julia | — January 10, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Just looking at your photos makes me so hungry!

  41. #
    Katie — January 10, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    ohmygosh. That salt on top makes me want to lick the cookie first…amazing.

  42. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — January 11, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Chewy cookies! Chewy salty cookies! These make me really happy. 😀

  43. #
    Yvonne @ bitter baker — January 13, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    I love coffee and I love chocolate and I love salt! These look super delicious!!

  44. #
    alex — January 18, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    I just love the look of the salt on top of these..I bet it just makes the flavor that much better!


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