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Mocha Melts

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Cooking time

Prep: 1 hour and 15 minutes Cook: 11 minutes 15 minutes to frost cookies and dust

Skill level

More effort


Serves 40

An after dinner crumbly, melt in your mouth Mocha treat! A hit of coffee laced with the comfort of chocolate. All Mocha lovers will adore this!

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For the mocha cookie

  • 200g unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules in 1 tbsp water
  • 140g plain flour
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 110g corn starch
  • 10g cocoa powder unsweetened

for the cream frosting

  • 140g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • milk for thinning
  • cocoa powder to dust


  1. Mix the coffee granules with the water and combine, cream the coffee mixture and butter together well. Add the flour, icing sugar, cornstarch and cocoa, mix until a soft dough forms. Put the dough in the fridge for one hour to firm up

  2. Preheat oven to 180ºc/350ºf/gas mark 4. Take a little of the cookie dough and roll into bite size balls, lay them on a lined baking tray, repeat for the all of the dough

  3. Bake for 11 minutes and set aside to cool on the tray for a few minutes and then delicately remove and place on a cooling rack

  4. Mix all the icing ingredients and using the milk to thin out to a frosting consistency. Frost each cookie then dust with a little cocoa powder

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