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Merry Mocha Cookies

Yield: 40 cookies Prep 40 mins Start to Finish 2 hrs
Merry Mocha Cookies


  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup  unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 teaspoons  espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • White nonpareil sprinkles


1. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt, espresso and cinnamon; blend until just combined, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.

2. Transfer dough to a square of parchment, form into a log 2 inches in diameter and roll tightly in parchment. Refrigerate until solid, about 1 hr, rotating ever 20 min to maintain shape.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place sprinkles in a rimmed pan and roll log in sprinkles until coated well. Slice log into rounds that are slightly less than 1/4 inch thick. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets.

4. Bake until cookies are set and there is slight resistance when you lightly touch centers, 9 to 10 min. Allow to cool completely on the parchment. Store airtight up to 1 week. Makes 40 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)79,
  • Fat, total(g)4,
  • chol.(mg)14,
  • sat. fat(g)2,
  • carb.(g)10,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • pro.(g)1,
  • vit. A(IU)97,
  • vit. C(mg)0,
  • sodium(mg)17,
  • calcium(mg)0,
  • iron(mg)1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet