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Mocha Truffle Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 5-1/2 dozen

Cocoa and coffee come together deliciously in these treats preferred by my husband. I like to make extras to tuck in gift baskets for friends and family.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Remove from the heat; stir until smooth. Stir in coffee granules; cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the eggs, sugars and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; fold into the chocolate mixture with remaining chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by round teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until tops appear slightly dry and cracked. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 66 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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