(a.k.a. my most favoritest cookie recipe ever)

Here’s a post I meant to put up before the holidays, but it’s such an amazing cookie recipe that I can’t NOT share it with you. (That would be greedy of me, and I’m a giver.)

As with all my best recipes, I got this one from my mom. Not only does it include coffee, cinnamon and chocolate, you can freeze the logs for up to six months, cutting off pieces to bake a few at a time as needed. Don’t feel too bad though if you end up eating it all. They are amazing, after all…



  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sugar (use a bit less)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp. instant freeze dried coffee
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks sweet butter cut into 8 pieces each
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup regular flour


  • In the Cuisinart, chop the chocolate to meal texture. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Combine sugars, coffee, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt and egg yolk. Process for 1 minute

  • Add butter. Process for 1 minute.

  • Add flours and chocolate. Process only until flour disappears. DO NOT over mix.

  • Place 4 large pieces of saran wrap on counter. Divide dough into 4 parts and shape each into 1“X4” cylinder. Wrap tightly in saran wrap and refrigerate overnight or freeze them now in the paper towel tubes.

  • Cut the dough while it is still cold or partially frozen into 1/4″ slices. Bake at 350 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely on racks. Store in an airtight tin. Yum!


Prepare the dough the night before or freeze it in paper towel tubes. They will keep for 6 months in the freezer. For best results, cut each roll into 15 slices when still partially frozen.


Photo & styling by Erika Brechtel; recipe text via Tastebook


  • January 7, 2014 Reply

    Heather M.

    These sound so good. I love anything coffee and chocolate. Right up my alley! Thanks mom ;-)

  • January 7, 2014 Reply

    Albertina || Mimosa Lane

    Pinned!! These look delicious!! Mom’s always have the best recipes!

  • January 7, 2014 Reply


    These look fantastic! They include two of my favorite things – chocolate and coffee:) Happy new year!

  • January 11, 2014 Reply


    Um Yum! Totally pinned!

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