Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies.
Nuts in cookies. Cookies with nuts.
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.
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.
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
makes about 30 cookies
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
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.
You get the point. I’m done.
121 Comments on “Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies.”
It doesn’t take much to convince me to eat a chocolate cookie.. but adding in the mocha flavor.. definitely puts it over the top! Yet another great recipe!
I should not be looking at things like this first thing in the morning. Now all I can think about is “cookies for breakfast!” :-P
I’m ALWAYS looking for a new cookie recipe- especially of the chocolate variety. The man just loves a good chocolate cookie.
CONGRATS on making the Food Buzz Top 9 today! You rock ;)
YUM! These sound just like my favorite Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream flavor: coconut almond fudge chip! hmm, maybe i’ll top these with some toasted coconut…
I think that would be delicious!
“And inside a cookie is not it. Trust me.”
I love eating nuts, plain on their own but always feel like nuts IN baked goods ruins the baked item AND wastes perfectly good nuts :)
I will totally trust you and say these look amazing and if you’re on board with the nuts, so am i :)
oh my gosh, you can literally seeee the fudgyness of these cookies in that last picture. They look incredible. I’m almost tempted to push my gluten free lifestyle to the side for these suckers.
Did I mention I’m a bad influence?
I could not agree more with this post! These sound perfect! I so thought of you last night while I was cooking bacon. I also made popcorn with the bacon drippings. I swear I cook more bacon than any other person out there that doesn’t even eat it.
And that is why I love you!!
I want to eat these for breakfast!!!
You knew the other way to sneak nuts into cookies and brownies? Almond meal. Hazelnut meal. All the tastiness without the textural shock. Woot!
YUM! I don’t typically like nuts in my cookies or brownies either, there really is nothing more disappointing. But chocolate and almonds, perhaps there could be an exception there!
I used to not like nuts in my cookies or brownies, but sometimes there is a place for them. This cookie is that place! The chocolate and coffee and cinnamon…WOW! I can’t wait to bake a batch of these! :-)
Hubba hubba… these look s delicious… mocha almond anything is a winner.
I think if the nuts are SMALL then they are ok being in a brownie or cookie — but there is such a delicate balance!
It’s been too long since I made a batch of cookies. Today is the day, and this is the recipe!
I’m thinking these cookies + mocha almond fudge ice cream = amazing ice cream sandwich!
OH yes… YUM!
I don’t usually like nuts in baked goods either…..but I do love mocha almond fudge! Hope you have an awesome Friday! :D
I don’t usually stick faithfully to a recipe for my cookies, but this one looks perfect just the way it is! Yummmm.
I also don’t really like putting nuts in baking – unless it’s a bar I suppose. Having said that, it’s still pretty uncommon for me to turn down food… and the chocolate and coffee mix is something I definitely couldn’t resist! These sound phenomenal!
I’ll pass on sand in my swimsuit, but sign me up for these cookies! ;)
Wowie–delicious. Love the deep, rich color!
Damn you, woman. Now I want a cookie for breakfast.
I totally agree with you about nuts in cookies/brownies. Almonds are the exception to my rule because I will eat just about anything almond or almond-flavored… Thank you thank you for this recipe, a combo of many of my favorite things!!
You had me drooling at fudge and now its 8 am and im craving cookiees!
I agree, cookies and brownies are no place for nuts. However, I would try one of these since they’re chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better.
I think I need these… like right now. These look SO delicious
Ooohhh, these look great!! I actually love nuts in cookies. I like the crunch!
Mmmm- love the almonds & cinnamon in there!
Wow…those look so fudgy!!!
Mocha almond fudge is my favorite ice cream! I actually really like nuts in cookies, brownies, and ice cream. Love the crunch! These cookies look deliciously chocolatey!!
Mine are in the mail right? ;)
I am so with you on nuts in cookies, but these do seem like a great time to make an exception–yum!!!
Not fair! I want one now :(
I like coffee AND nuts in my baked goods. So, you win. Again.
mmm they look like a better version of the Whole Foods Chocolate Chewies
YUM (as always! ) :)
I don’t know – something tells me my thighs would be doing quite a bit of chafing once I was through with these. Because I don’t think this is a “eat just one or even just one dozen” kind of cookie.
Oh, wow! Those cookies look amazing, but I’m wondering if I should even attempt baking these. I doubt they would even make it out of my kitchen :)
What’s wrong with that?
Sand in the bathing suit?? Eeeek! Cookies look great…loooove mocha flavored things!
These look so moist and wonderful! Ah the blogosphere is buzzing with fabulous baked goods today…I can’t wait to get my bake on this weekend!
That looks really delicious! I would eat anything cookie. :D Thanks for this recipe. :)
It’s dangerous when I have all ingredients on hand for your dessert recipes!
I’m skeptical. Nuts don’t belong in baked goods.
But these look tasty.
What to do.
I think I shall trust you.
I wouldn’t lead you astray!
These look naughty but oh so nice at the same time!! Loveee me some chocolate!
Haha, that is hilarious. Funny how that happens sometimes, liking something that has a bunch of stuff in it that you normally don’t like. It’s happened to me! I usually don’t like nuts in my cookies either, but sometimes I can make an exception. :)
In the words of my mother “I don’t like coffee, but I like coffee ice cream and mocha desserts.”
Me: “So you like coffee…”
Mom: “No – I hate coffee. I like coffee desserts.”
She would love these! She only likes coffee mixed with heavy cream, butter, sugar, and chocolate… you guys should totally hang out. Bring your pirogi casserole and she might have to disown me and adopt you.
I’m the same way! Don’t like coffee but love coffee desserts.
These look fantastic! I’ve seriously never seen a more gorgeous looking chocolate cookie!
just what I have been looking for, plus the husbands favorite combo so I know these are a must-try.
Those cookies look amazing!! :D
Whoa…these just took my breath away! The combination of chocolate, mocha, and almond…what a delicious mixture! And the texture (which is KEY to a good cookie) looks just right for me. Thanks!
Ok Jess – silly question – but do you have a white kitchen? White counters?
How in the heck are you getting all these super pretty WHITE WHITE backgrounds and tables?
Would it be wrong to completely pain the kitchen of the house I’m renting all white? These designer colored walls are pretty but KILLER for photography!
Looks like you’re learning that D5000 no problems gal!!! Love the cookies and the photos.
That’s just the walls of my dining room! And a white placemat. :)