Nuts in cookies. Cookies with nuts.

Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies I

Few things in life make me cry like biting into a warm, chewy cookie only to chomp down on a rock hard nut.


Clorox and rubber gloves.

Empty wine bottles.

Baked goods without butter.


Broccoli. (And yes, I’ve tried roasting it.)


Cookies with nuts are lumped somewhere in that list. So are brownies with nuts.

Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies I

Its not that I don’t love pecans and walnuts and peanuts. It’s just that they have a time and a place. And inside a cookie is not it.  Trust me.


But I made some cookies that sort of changed my tune. Think ice cream. Mocha almond fudge ice cream. I really don’t like nuts in ice cream either but, well… I made these anyway.

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Don’t like coffee? Well neither do I. If you’re thinking it seems like I threw together a lot of ingredients I don’t like to make these cookies, you’re right. You’re always right.


Bottom line? I like these cookies the way I like Brussels sprouts with bacon. The way I like inhaling beer bubbles. The way I like sand in my swimsuit. Not ideal from the start, but ending with a finale of exactly what I want.

And no, I don’t mean chaffing.

Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies I

Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies

makes about 30 cookies

1 cup butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 tablespoons instant coffee powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup chopped almonds

1 cup chocolate chips

Add chopped almonds and cinnamon to a saucepan and toast over low-medium heat. I watch them the entire time and occasionally shake the pan to move them around. This takes less than 10 minutes.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

Fold in chocolate chips and almonds. Refrigerate dough for 2-4 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees, roll into balls and set on baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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You get the point. I’m done.


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120 Responses to “Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies.”

  1. #
    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) — April 15, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Is anyone else drooling …? ;)


  2. #
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — April 15, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    These would be wonderful with a huge glass of milk! :-)


  3. #
    janetha @ meals & moves — April 15, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    I have to make these for my mom, she would love them!


  4. #
    Christine — April 15, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    Yum! So soft and gooey looking!


  5. #
    Helena — April 15, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    I totally agree! No nuts in my cookies :D But I guess I could try just this once, because these cookies look delicious!


  6. #
    Katrina — April 15, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    These look so tasty. I love the title too…sounds like a late night snack ;)


  7. #
    Melissa — April 15, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    These cookies look amazing and I HATE coffee and nuts in baked goods. But I’m going to make them this weekend. Also, have you tried covering the broccoli? Maybe with some melted cheese? And by covering, I mean slathering it in said cheese and then dipping it into even more cheese.


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    Brittney — April 15, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    Those cookies look absolutely amazing. I think I need to make them. Now. Except for I don’t really NEED them. Sigh.


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  10. #
    Heather @ GirlyEverAfter — April 15, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    I just fainted at my desk at these cookies! I’m with you on the baked goods with no butter, it’s just not right!


  11. #
    Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife — April 15, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    I love nuts in my cookies :) These look great, Jessica!


  12. #
    Chrissy — April 15, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    How can I put this… I hate nuts in my cookies too. But I don’t hate them enough to NOT eat the cookie.


  13. #
    Naomi — April 15, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

    love you. want those. I love coffee. I love cookies. I can’t wait to have one!!! <3


  14. #
    Rebekah @ Making Miracles — April 15, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Totally unrelated to your fantastic looking cookies – but hubby was on Think Geek and saw this: and I thought of you! :)


  15. #
    Paula — April 15, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    WHOA! It’s my favorite ice cream flavor in cookie form! Looks so scruptious! Thanks for the recipe! For sure I’ll be trying this soon! (:


  16. #
    Natalia - a side of simple — April 15, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    Not gonna lie, I wasn’t even going to give these a look because I’m not a coffee/mocha girl, but then I just couldn’t help myself! Glad I kept reading (read: looking at chocolate cookie porn) because you don’t like coffee either, so how can these be wrong? :)


  17. #
    Molly — April 15, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Your food analysis break down cracks me up.


  18. #
    Allison — April 15, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    These look beyond amazing. Thank you for adding nuts to cookies, because I happen to love em, but I understand that they aren’t everybody’s thing ;) I am definitely making these.


  19. #
    Jean @ Lemons and Anchovies — April 15, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    Wow, these cookies look out of this world good. I love how chewy they look. You had me at the mention of mocha almond fudge.


  20. #
    McKella — April 15, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    I’ve got a batch of these bad boys in the oven right now! I can hardly wait! (really, I can’t. I have a spoonful of dough sticking out of my mouth as I type this.)


  21. #
    McKella — April 15, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    I just emailed this link to my mom too, she’ll love these!


    • Jessica — April 15th, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

      Let me know how they turn out!


      • McKella — April 16th, 2011 @ 12:58 am

        Delicious. I think I’ll do even more almonds next time, they’re the best part!

  22. #
    Jessica@FirstGenerationOrganic — April 15, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    My head is spinning – mocha. almond. fudge. cookies. I have to make these this weekend. Have to. Thanks for posting this!


  23. #
    marla — April 16, 2011 @ 12:09 am

    Nom Nom cookies girl. These would make the perfect bedtime snack, but then they would get all over my sheets ;) xo


  24. #
    LimeCake — April 16, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    I have such a weakness for coffee-flavoured baked goods! This looks so fudgy and delicious!


  25. #
    Jami — April 16, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    I feel the same way about nuts in my baked goods! My husband and I are in a never ending battle because he loves them. I’ll be giving these a try to see if I can go to the other side :) Thanks!


  26. #
    Amanda — April 16, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Gorgeous and amazing Jessica!! You are just so dang talented and brilliant!!! :) Seriously. Where is your book????


  27. #
    Char — April 16, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. These looks sooo chewy and I LOVE chewy cookies. And I’m starving since I haven’t ate breakfast yet, but now all I want are cookies!


  28. #
    Debbie J. — April 16, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Hey…what do you think about substituting Hazelnuts for the almonds? The Hubby would love, LOVE these even more if they had hazelnuts.


  29. #
    Casey — April 16, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

    I’m not much of a coffee fan at all but i have GOT to try these! look amazing as everything else always does!!:D


  30. #
    Andrea @ — April 17, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    These photos are Go-Juss. Beautiful. My cookies always come out so thin. I love how thick and chewy they look. ALmost like a fudge center. Now I just got drool on my asdfg keys


  31. #
    Christina — April 17, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    I just made these! The dough was quite sticky so I was worried I had messed up something. But they came out of the oven looking just like yours – gooey and delicous! Thanks for the recipe Jessica!


    • Jessica — April 17th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

      So glad you like them! :)
      (Did you refrigerate the dough? It’s usually not sticky after a few hours in the fridge!)


      • Christina — April 17th, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

        So that’s the purpose of that…

        I did for close to 2 hours but I’m guessing if I’d done it longer, it wouldn’t have been so sticky. And maybe I wouldn’t have noticed the stickiness had I used an ice cream scoop or something rather than rolling it with my hands & fingers.

  32. #
    Morgan — April 17, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    See, I like literally everything in that cookie, so it is exactly what I want in my life. I need these. I need to go to the store right now to get the ingredients to make these. I could use vanilla butter in these and it would be mind-blowingly delicious.


  33. #
    Amanda — April 18, 2011 @ 12:53 am

    I want several of these. Now.
    Scratch that. I NEED several of these. Now.
    If it wasn’t 11pm I would probably start whipping up a batch. But instead I will just sit here and salivate. Yum!


  34. #
    Sunnysidemom — April 18, 2011 @ 3:24 pm



  35. #
    Elle — April 20, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    You’ve really got to start delivering, because your photos are such a tease!


  36. #
    Corrie — April 22, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    I just made these for all the festivities going on Easter weekend. They turned out AMAZING! I grabbed a glass of milk and was in heaven. Thanks for the great recipe!


  37. #
    Amytacular — May 2, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    I made these a few nights ago and I’ve been dreaming about them ever since! Awesome recipe :)


  38. #
    Evaughn88 — June 1, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    i’m drooling right now. it’s very attractive. thanks for that. i’ll be back after i get a bib.


  39. #
    Justeen @ Blissful Baking — June 12, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    I made these this afternoon and ate a ridiculous amount of raw dough before they even made it into the oven. I couldn’t help it – the dough tasted exactly like mocha almond fudge ice cream from Baskin Robbins! They were absolutely amazing right out of the oven too. My mom, my sister, and I ate so many cookies that we completely ruined our appetites for dinner! :)


  40. #
    Mollie — December 16, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    Just made these for a Christmas party and I cannot stop eating them! What a phenomenal recipe. Thanks so much!!!


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  42. #
    Victoria — May 27, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    I made these a while back and loved them!! I posted them:
    Toasting the almonds with cinnamon blew. My. Mind!!


  43. #
    puja sharma — August 13, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    hello…i just loved this recipe of urs n would like to make it…could u pls tell me how much is 1 cup in terms of grams or ounces for ur recipes…thank u…


  44. #
    ruby — March 11, 2015 @ 6:15 am

    These came out perfect! I added more almonds but otherwise did not chage a thing . They were firm cookies, crisp on the outside, soft on the inside just the way a fudge cookie should be. And omg were the delicious!! I wish i could upload pictures :)



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