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Scalloped Mocha Cookies

I tore this recipe out of a magazine many years ago, and they are one of my most requested cookie. They contain the four Cs, coffee, chocolate, cinnamon and crunch. Since they are sprinkled with coarse sugar, they add a little glitz to a cookie tray.—Loraine Meyer, Bend, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Coarse sugar or edible glitter


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, coffee granules, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Shape dough into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/4-in. scalloped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with coarse sugar or edible glitter.
  • Bake 8-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.
Editor's Note
Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 50 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Leslie
    Oct 10, 2020

    Used these as a base for Halloween cut-out cookies. Flavor is fantastic! Mine stayed soft, but I think another minute or two in the oven above the recommended time would have given me a crispier edge. Chilling for an hour wasn't enough in my case - it took more like 4 for the dough to get to the consistency I like for rolling out. I didn't have any spreading or lose the shape from any of my cookie cutters after letting chill for the extra time. Will be making them again!

  • mishyk
    Dec 1, 2019

    Flavor was fine, however these did not retain their scalloped shape after baking, and i only got about 3 dozen cookies after rolling the dough 1/4 inch thick and using the 2 1/4 inch cutter specified in the recipe.

  • crankyankee
    Sep 4, 2013

    No comment left

  • germanycook
    Nov 12, 2012

    What a good mocha flavour these cookies have... and slightly crispy but not crunchy! I usually stick to drop cookies and am not too brave trying different flavours but these were so good I've changed my mind :) The dough was easy to roll out too, after chilling.