As Seen on Pinterest: Mocha Snickerdoodles

Mocha Snickerdoodles

Everyone loves cookies, right?!!  I’m not much of a baker, but after muffins, cookies are my favorite thing to bake. I can stick the cookies in the freezer and pull a couple out when I’m in the mood for something sweet.  I love anything mocha and these Mocha Snickerdoodles were a winner!  The combination of chocolate, coffee and hint of cinnamon was spot on!  The original pin I found here was for Espresso Snickerdoodles.  To make these cookies more kid-friendly, and not have my children hyped up on caffeine, I used decaf coffee granules.  With the exception of the hour the dough needs to chill, these cookies were really quick and easy to make.  These were moist, chocolatey cookies with a hint of coffee flavor that we all liked. The recipe made about 36, which was way too many for us.  I was feeling generous when I made these and sent some in with my husband so his co-workers could enjoy them as well!

Mocha Snickerdoodles
Slightly adapted from recipe found at Cupcakes and Kale Chips from guest blogger Tanya from Lemons for Lulu


  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons decaffeinated coffee granules
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • In a small bowl, combine water and decaffeinated coffee granules and stir until dissolved.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars together until creamy. Stir in cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and coffee mixture. Slowly beat in cocoa powder and flour.
  • Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls, roll in sugar mixture and place onto baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are set.
  • Let cookies stand for 1 minute on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool.