Chocolate Mocha Cookies

My very lovely minister bought me 2 toys for the past 2 months. 1st was a Iphone4. I being using company provided mobile even since I stepped into Melbourne. The pro is I don’t have to worry about mobile bills. Cons is I can’t really sms oversea especially when it cost $0.50 for each sms on telstra. Getting my own mobile line means I can contact with my oversea family members, friends without needing to think 3 times! I started to play with my Iphone quite a bit and had a page with all the food related application. This is where I came upon this recipe.

The 2nd toy was my birthday present. It’s a KitchenAid Standing Mixer!!! I have being eyeing it for ages!!!! But as all the housewives know, it’s a pretty expensive tools to have in the kitchen. I’m always itchy to play with my toy. Constantly thinking what can I bake with the limited time I time which I will be free at night.

Came upon this event “Bake a Difference” few weeks ago while surfing Penny Jeroxie blog and signed up. I almost forgot about due date till other bloggers started submitting their entries and mention it on twitter.

After work 1 evening, alone at home and craving to bake. I decided on Chocolate Mocha Cookies to give it a try. It was already 10pm when I switched on my KA and started putting the ingredients together.

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Creaming 1/2 cup unsalted butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar

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While KA is doing it job, I was busy mixing 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules (I used a bit more and pounded into powder), 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt together.

Add in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 egg once mixture is light and fluffy.
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Add in the flour mixture after egg is well blended into the mixture.
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Divide the dough into 2, wrapped with waxed paper and chill until firm. I chilled mine till the next day as it was getting too late to bake.
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The next evening once I got home from work, I took the dough out from the fridge. Found it a bit too hard to roll therefore left it on the bench top for it to soften before rolling it and cut with my X’mas theme cookies cutter.
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Popped them into the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 10mins and it’s all done. The whole house was filled with nice coffee fragrance during the time.
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As you can see on the 2 previous photos. The recipe dough actually holds it’s shape really well. There isn’t much different comparing the unbaked and baked cookies.

Did find the cookies a bit too plain looking. Plus don’t think Chocolate Mocha Cookies are really X’mas treats. I was lazy and sucks at decorating using icing. Therefore decided to try dipping them into white chocolate. I always have the tendency to link white colour with X’mas. Guess that’s because of snow 🙂

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