Chocolate and mocha swirled together in a pretty pinwheel cookie. These Chocolate Mocha Swirl Cookies look great on the table for the holidays!
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It’s time for the 3rd annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap! Julie of White Lights on Wednesday puts the swap together each year and I’ve had fun each time. The first year I made Fiesta Fudge Cookies and last year I made French Sables Korova Cookies.
Not gonna lie, these cookies took more effort than I’m usually willing to put forth (as in, they took this working mom with an infant 3 days to complete), but they’re really good. And, like I said, they’re really pretty which makes them impressive and perfect for a holiday table. The chocolate and coffee flavors are mild so I think most people will like them.
CHOCOLATE MOCHA SWIRL COOKIES INGREDIENTS
- Flour – All purpose, white flour.
- Baking Power – A leavening agent, baking powder allows the cookies to rise.
- Salt – To intensify the flavors.
- Butter – The majority of the time, I use unsalted butter in baking. Make sure it’s at room temperature before you start (A quick 10 seconds in the microwave will do the trick in a pinch).
- Sugar – White, granulated sugar.
- Egg – To add structure, leavening, color, and flavor to your cookies.
- Vanilla Extract – I know vanilla is a bit pricey these days, but please don’t use imitation! I stock up at Sam’s or Costco for a slight price break.
- Instant Coffee Powder – You’ll get the coffee/mocha flavor without adding liquid to your dough.
- Dark Chocolate Chips – You’ll melt the dark chocolate to swirl into your dough. Use your favorite, high quality chocolate.
I made the dough on a Monday night, baked them on Tuesday night, and took their pictures on Wednesday night, which worked out just fine, so if you’re pressed for time just know that you don’t have to rush these.
Add them to a cookie tray with Christmas Pinwheel Cookies for a fun theme.
TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE CHOCOLATE MOCHA SWIRL COOKIES
- Mixing Bowls – My favorite mixing bowls, I love the grippy on the bottom.
- Stand Mixer – I LOVE my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. A hand mixer will work as well.
- Rolling Pin – To roll out your two doughs before you swirl them.
- Wax Paper – You’ll need wax paper to gently roll the dough into a log.
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