Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles

Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles

When I started thinking up cookie recipes in my head, I usually have a pretty good idea of how I want them to turn out.

Whether or not they turn out this way is a whole other story.

These cookies were originally envisioned as a drop cookie with espresso powder and dark chocolate chips. When I realized I didn’t have chocolate chips, I scrapped that idea and decided to use the same recipe, only roll the dough in cookie crumbs before baking.

Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles

What I didn’t realize until I opened the oven door after 6 minutes was that I had created some sort of coffee and chocolate infused snickerdoodle recipe.

The weirder part? I’ve never had a experimental recipe work out so well on the first try. I feel like now I should go and buy a lottery ticket or something.

Instead, I think I’ll just go back to planning our wedding. Remember how I mentioned in my last post that we should get on that? It’s funny how putting it out there in the universe sets things in motion.

Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles


  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate cookie crumbs


  1. Cream together butter/margarine and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Gradually add floured mixture to wet mixture. Refrigerate dough for approximately 2 hours.
  3. Heat oven to 350*F. Roll the dough into a ball and roll in cookie crumbs. Place on a greased or lined cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes until the cookies are “set” or the cookie has a slight indent when gently touched.
  4. Remove from the pan and cool on a wired rack. Store in an air-tight container.

Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles

Also, see this photo? This is what happens when you try to stack cookies that are not flat. I turned my back for one second to grab some more coffee beans and they tipped over. Oh well, at least it wasn’t my camera on the tripod.

One comment on “Chocolate Mocha Snickerdoodles”

  1. i love your snickerdoodle variation – perfect flavor combinations!

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