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Tuesdays With Dorie — Mocha Chocolate Chips


IMG_1976-finalHomemade chocolate chip cookies are like sex—even when they're not amazing, they're still pretty great. So even though this wasn't my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, I found myself polishing off three or four at a time. This cookie featured bittersweet chocolate, dried fruit and espresso powder. You can check out the recipe at Peggy's blog: Galettista.

We take cookies pretty seriously at our house. We have our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. My husband says it's perfect. (It's the Cooks Illustrated Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with a dusting of kosher salt.) He didn't mind the coffee or the fruit (I used dried cranberries. I didn't have any apricots in the house.), but he objected to the ratio of cookie dough to chocolate. He likes more cookie and less chocolate. I really like chocolate, but I think he's right. These might've been better with less chocolate.

IMG_1956IanThis time around I had a helper in the kitchen. My son isn't a big fan of cooking (yet), but he loves to crack eggs. He's a little messy, but he doesn't mind getting his hand dirty. (kind of like his Mom.) What did you guys think of these cookies? Did they make your favorites list?

Author: cathybruce

I'm a graphic designer, cook, gardener, geek, wife, and mom. Not necessarily in that order.


  1. Yumm: a beautiful salad pic on the blog header and a very chocolately mocha chocolate chips as next picture: the perfect balance :-)…not to forget the handsome prince carefully cracking the eggs: good boy!

    I loved these Mocha chocolate chips…I’ve doubled the ingredients (with some changes), split the dough into 4 portions and added different ingredients (such as orange, pecan+walnuts, dried cherries, almonds): a winner in our house

    • Actually, the blog header photo is my arugula, mesclun and endive seedlings. They’re under a grow-light in my attic, waiting for the weather to warm up.

      Dividing the dough into 4 portions is a smart idea. I bet they were all good.

  2. I love your little helper! And I think these would be great with all sorts of dried fruits :)
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  3. They were pretty good cookies – not my favourite recipe, but good. Love your little helper!
    smarkies recently posted..TWD: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

  4. Only three or four at a time? Over at my house, I’d down 1/2 a dozen in one sitting… so embarrassing, I know! Glad these turned out well for you and your cute little helper! :)
    Jessica of My Baking Heart recently posted..TWD: Baking With Julia – Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

  5. I loved these cookies. I was eating the dough before I even baked them! It will be added to my favourite list.
    SandraM recently posted..TWD-Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

  6. Your cookies look great, and now I want to find the Cooks Illustrated recipe. I seem to have plenty of helpers for the eating part, but not so much for the baking!
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  7. We loved these but I’d like to find that Cooks Illustrated recipe too. With Kosher salt? Sounds fantastic. Never met a kid who didn’t love to crack eggs…
    Margaret recently posted..TWD/BWJ: Mocha Chocolate Chips

  8. Cranberries sound good. I used apricot and cherry – I liked the apricot best. Love seeing youngsters in the kitchen helping. Your cookies look great.
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