Today my husband and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary and I wanted to bake something special. This cookies are not only easy to make, but they also pack two of my favorite flavors…chocolate and coffee.

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Love the crunchy part too. I would try topping them with a coarse sugar instead the next time I bake them. I have a feeling that would make a difference.

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This Mocha Crunch Cookies works wonders for an afternoon pick me up. Coffee and chocolate in one bite, that sounds like a great afternoon treat to me! Or a great way to celebrate an anniversary. Enjoy this cookies and share some too!

Mocha Crunch Cookies

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour

2 tablespoons Instant Coffee granules

1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 cup Butter

1/4 cup Vegetable Shortening

1/2 cup Sugar (plus 2 tablespoons for later)

1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar

1 Egg Yolk

1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine in the flour, instant coffee, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl cream butter, shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar until smooth.

Add egg yolk and vanilla.

Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart to allow space for spreading during cooking time.

Flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass dipped in remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.

Transfer cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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