mocha frosted cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Susan Bartley
from Beaverton, OR

These are my son in laws favorite cookie, his mom gave me the recipe and it has become a holiday fixture at our house. They are like M&M's, bet you can't eat just one!!

serves Makes 3 dozen cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mocha frosted cookies

  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 2
    1 ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips (i use mini chips)
  • MOCHA ICING
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    instant coffee powder or espresso powder
  • dash
    of salt
  • 2 c
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • milk or cream to thin
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How To Make mocha frosted cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Sift together flour, baking powder and soda and salt, set aside.
  • 3
    Melt shortening and chocolate together, either on the stove top or in the microwave. Let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, egg, vanilla and buttermilk. Add flour mixture and mix well. If using nuts and chips add them now.
  • 4
    Drop by spoon full onto parchment lined baking sheet, I personally use a medium sized cookie scoop*. Bake for about 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and frost with mocha frosting when cooled. This is a soft cookie, and buttermilk is what makes it so nice and soft.
  • 5
    For Mocha Icing combine all items in mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer till light and fluffy, about 7 minutes. Add milk or cream if needed to thin icing.
  • 6
    *See Sur La Table's web site or any cooking supply store or website if your looking for a scoop. You want a good quality scoop and it will last you for years to come.

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