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Mocha Cherry Cookies Recipe


These unique cookies have flavors of coffee, cherry, chocolate, and even walnuts, resulting in a complex and unexpected flavor profile. These delicious treats are worth sharing!

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Additional sugar
  • Melted semisweet chocolate, optional


Servings 3
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 45mins


Step 1

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar and fluffy. Add vanilla.

Dissolve coffee granules in water; add to creamed mixture with cocoa.

Add flour and mix well. Stir in cherries and walnuts.

Shape into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 325°F for 20-22 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Drizzle with chocolate if desired.

Nutritional Facts:
1 serving (2 each) equals 196 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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