Mocha melts

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I do like a good cup of mocha coffee and wanted to capture this taste in a melting cookie. A bite size soft crumbly, melt in your mouth moment hit of caffeine followed by a hint of cocoa to give you the emotional comfort of chocolate! A very light biscuit that can be easily had as an after dinner sweet. I was really happy as I feel that it has captured mocha in it’s essence!

INGREDIENTS

200g unsalted butter room temp
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tbsp water
140g plain flour
60g icing sugar
110g corn starch
10g cocoa powder unsweetened

For the frosting

140g icing sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
Milk for thinning
Cocoa powder for dusting

METHOD

1. Mix the coffee granules with the water and combine, cream the coffee mixture and butter together well

2. Add the flour, icing sugar, cornstarch and cocoa, mix until a soft dough forms.
Put the dough in the fridge for an hour to firm up

3. Preheat oven to 180ΒΊc/350ΒΊf/gas mark 4. Take a little of the cookie dough and roll into bite size balls, lay them on a lined baking tray, repeat for the all of the dough

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4. Bake for 11 minutes and set aside to cool on the tray for a few minutes and then delicately remove and place on a cooling rack
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5. Mix all the icing ingredients and using the milk to thin out to a frosting consistency. Frost each cookie then dust with a little cocoa powder

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(Inspired by a recipe on “the view from great island”)

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61 thoughts on “Mocha melts

  1. Up until a few moments ago, I’d not heard of mocha melts. Now, after reading your description and seeing the photos, I feel I must have one. They sound so delicious!

  2. Reblogged this on Shivaay Delights and commented:

    I need caffeine and chocolate! What better way than to combine it into Mocha form. Then to infuse this mocha flavour into a melting cookie. I’m in heaven just thinking about it!
    Enjoy these and I’ll see you tomorrow friends!
    Much love, D x

  3. I tried these mocha melts yesterday, they literally melt in the mouth, so yummy. Thanks a lot for the lovely recipe. Just that mine became flat in the oven, and lost their round shape, do u know how can they keep their shape? Though the taste was simple divine.

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