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Mocha Tea Cookies

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  2 Hours 25 Minutes
  Makes about 36 cookies
The word mocha, which we use to mean a chocolate-coffee combination, comes from the name of a port in Yemen where coffee trees were first cultivated. Here powdered cocoa provides the chocolate flavor and instant espresso powder the coffee.
For the Cookies:
3/4  cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
For the Frosting:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Mocha Tea Cookies Recipe at
In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla, and salt; beat till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Shape dough into one 10-inch roll. Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill dough for 2 hours, or till firm.

Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place about 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove cookies and cool on a rack.

In a medium saucepan melt butter or margarine and stir over medium heat till butter browns. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough of the milk to make a frosting of spreading consistency. If frosting becomes too stiff, add hot water, a few drops at a time, and stir till smooth.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 36 cookies
Calories: 96
Fat. Total: 5g
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 13g
Sodium: 10mg
% Cal. from Fat: 47%
Cholesterol: 13mg
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Rating: 1
by: John P. Reviewed: 12/21/2012
Sorry, these were the worst cookies I ever made. They were bitter and when I tried to ice them they crumbled. They were like eating sand. Don't know what I did wrong but I won't try them again.
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