MyUntangled Life: Nantucket Mocha Polka Recipe

Nantucket Mocha Polkas: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

These truffle-like cookies have just the right amount of espresso to cut the sweetness. This mocha chocolate chip cookies recipe is sure to be a family favorite! For us they are a reminder of family vacations to Nantucket.
Course:  Dessert
Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  10 minutes
Total Time:  30 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Double Dutch Dark Cocoa or natural cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add espresso powder, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Beat until just combined.
  6. Stir in the chips.
  7. Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough in confectioner’s sugar to coat.
  8. Place dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they're just barely set. Be careful not to over bake.
  10. Transfer them to a wire rack immediately and allow to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe inspired by Nantucket Cookie Company and adapted from Gwen's Very Special Mocha Cookies.