Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies for #ChristmasCookies



Welcome to the final day of our very sweet #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from 
Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway. Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

These cookies are SOOOO good - if you like the coffee / chocolate combination you will definitely have to give these a try! I really like the instant espresso from CafĂ© Bustelo - it works perfectly in baked goods like these! 

These cookies have a wonderful buttery flavor - lightly crisped edges, wonderful tender bites of chocolate, soft and chewy cookies. They are perfection - and they are the perfect treat to enjoy with some coffee at the end of the day. Santa would totally love a few of these with some coffee on Christmas Eve!

I was really pleased with the opportunity to work with Adams extracts throughout this event; I love their vanilla and almond extracts; they are high quality, pure and potent, and add wonderful flavor to your holiday baking! 


Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post - there are some amazing giveaways this year!

Friday Christmas Cookie Recipes

Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

Assorted Pecan goodies in a tin.

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

Adams Extract Logo

 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

Today, Adams proudly manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve®, Flavor King™, Pantry Basics™, Sear-n-Crust®, ClearVan™, Carniceria®, Cocina del Rey®, Naturals™, and Urban Canner™ along with the Adams Frozen Skillet Desserts and Adams Premium Ice Cream lines. In addition, Adams is proud to manufacture for some of the nations most respected Private Label Brands as well as other legacy Regional Seasoning Brands and is used to flavor many commercially produced food products around the nation.

Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950's, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats


Sweets & Treats Logo

Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

Founded in 2010 by Shannon Harvey out of an industry need for bold, bright cupcake liners and baking supplies that are the life of the party! Based in Louisiana, Sweets & Treats is a designer cupcake liner manufacturer and party supply company that creates exclusive greaseproof cupcake liners, sprinkles, sprinkle mixes, paper straws, and other baking supplies. 

Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.


Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons Adams vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Directions
  1. Cream the butter with the sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until lightened and fluffy - for a couple minutes. Blend the egg in and then the Adams vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and espresso. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until dough comes together. Stir the chocolate chips in with a spatula.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (or more) before proceeding to allow dough to chill.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with silpats.
  6. Use a 1 1/2 TBS cookie scoop to arrange 12 dough balls per cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes per tray, until edges are starting to brown and look set. Allow to cool on the baking sheet about 3-5 minutes, before moving from tray to cooling rack to complete cooling.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough, chilling extra dough in the refrigerator between batches.
Recipe adapted from Cooking with Carlee




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