Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mocha chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

It’s my two year blog anniversary today! Yay!

I can’t really believe it. So much has happened in the past year, in my private life, my personal life, and in my blog life. It’s crazy!

I didn’t even realise how much has actually changed until I started thinking about today’s little blog milestone and where I was at a year ago when I wrote this post celebrating Butter’s first birthday.

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Since writing that post, I went on a holiday to Europe, where I visited family and travelled with friends.

I came back home, finished my last semester of study and graduated from both for my public relations degree and my patisserie course. No more study for me. It makes me feel so old!

In the new year, I moved this blog over to self hosting, gave it a little facelift, and now I make a small income from doing what I love (let’s just say it’s so small that it doesn’t even begin to cover all the props I buy. Whoops!).

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Summer came and I filmed baking videos for you! There have been two so far. The quite frankly hilarious, spontaneous, first attempt and a much more organised, but still just as silly, second go. There will be more to come, even though I feel ridiculous filming them!

Summer went and I fell in love. Which has changed my life. I haven’t told you about this yet. It has been a few months now, and maybe one day I will sit down and tell you the proper story. But for now, let’s just say that it is amazing, he is wonderful, and I am so happy.

Then today, on my little blog’s second birthday, I started a new job at a favourite patisserie/cafe of mine. It feels somehow meaningful to be starting something so exciting on the anniversary of my decision to get serious about baking.

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So today, for my little blog’s second birthday, I made us some cookies.

If you’re a regular around these parts, you’ll be well aware that I love (LOVE!!!) cookies.

I’m pretty much obsessed, there’s about a million different cookie recipes on the blog, I could eat them all the time, for breakfast lunch and dinner… all that.

They are forever a favourite, and here they’ve been combined with two of my other faves – chocolate and coffee.

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These cookies are not just for me to celebrate with, but for me to thank you with. I could never have done any of this without you.

So! To all my readers, followers, email subscribers, occasional visitors, commenters, biggest fans (hello Julia!), and to those of you who have just stumbled on here today – thank you. Butter wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you!

So please, have a cookie.

They’re thick. Sooo thick. They’re chewy. They’re chocolatey. Their coffee flavour is beautifully strong. They’re amazing. They are completely worth celebrating with. They’re for you. And they’re for me.

To another year of blogging!

Mocha chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

MOCHA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
 
Ingredients
  • 165g unsalted butter (3/4 cup), softened
  • ¾ cups brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 heaping tbsp coffee, finely ground
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line trays with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, both sugars and the coffee together until just light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well combined.
  4. Mix in both flours, baking soda and salt on a low speed until just incorporated.
  5. Add the chopped chocolate and mix until evenly dispersed.
  6. Scoop large, heaping tablespoons of dough onto the prepared trays.
  7. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until the edges are just golden. The centres may still look a little undercooked.
  8. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy! Makes 18 cookies.
  9. Happy baking!

Adapted from the gorgeous Table for Two.

16 Thoughts on “Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Congratulations on your blog anniversary as well as all the other wonderful things that have happened! Sounds like you’ve had a great couple of years : ) i wish you many more years of happy blogging and baking!

  2. Congratulations, Natasha, on your graduations, your new love (may your love always feel new), your blogiversary, and on your new job!! I love reading your blog because,as you know, I too love cookies and yours are always awesome! But also, I love reading your blog because your joy in baking is contagious! :) wishing you continued happiness. :)

    • I abosolutely love, love, love your wishes, that “may your love always feel new”. So much so, that I immediately sent your comment to my new love. It’s such a beautiful thought, to have a love, forever, that always feels like it does at the beginning, and I wish that for everyone. Thank you so much!
      Thank you also for following along and always dropping in comments! I love and appreciate it, and it’s those little things that make all of this worth while :-)
      Hope you have a great day!!!

  3. Congratulations gorgeous! Massive fan as you know x

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  5. Donna Greenhut on June 21, 2013 at 11:36 am said:

    Hi…I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE these cookies! The coffee seems to actually perk me up…or maybe it’s just having a delicious treat.

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  7. Natasha, I made these a few days ago….so yummy, & kept really well. Unfortunately they have now all been eaten. I’ll have to make another batch. Thank you for this recipe.

  8. Hi Natasha, can I use the Mocha Instant Coffee sachet as coffee sub? Thanks!

  9. I am so making these – I am tempted to substitute some of the flour for a little cocoa powder ;-) I’m never happy to leave a recipe alone.
    Will let you know how we get on.

    <3 Paula

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