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fudgy mocha brownie cookies

Giant Fudgy Mocha Brownie Cookies

  • Author: Megan B-L
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 32 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9-10 big cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts


Super rich and fudgy with a crispy outside and brownie-like inside, pops of chocolate chips, and a hint of coffee. Did I mention they are giant??

From Maida Heatter’s Book of Great American Desserts


Units Scale
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder/granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Maldon or kosher salt for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and set one oven rack to the middle of the oven.
  2. Prepare baking sheets with silicone mats, parchment paper, or aluminum foil. (This is non-negotiable!)
  3. In a glass measuring cup or bowl, melt 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup semisweet chips, and 6 tbsp butter in the microwave for 1 minute, then let chocolate sit in its butter hot tub for a few more minutes until fully melted.
  4. In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat 2 eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tsp instant coffee, and 2 tsp vanilla with a handheld mixer (or whisk) until smooth. Then add melted chocolate mixture and beat until mixed.
  6. Add flour mixture and the second cup of chocolate chips and stir with a spatula until just combined. Dough is ready!
  7. We are making cup cookies, 5 to a sheet, 1 sheet at a time. Scoop cup dough into each corner (not actually IN the corner… like a few inches away from the corner. You know what I mean right?) and one in the middle. Don’t flatten the cookies.
  8. Bake for 16–17 minutes, then let cookies cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  9. Repeat steps 7–8 for second sheet of cookies.


  • Maida adds 1/2 cup each of walnuts and pecans but I think these cookies are better JUST chocolate. Go ahead and add nuts when you add the chocolate chips if you want.

Keywords: chocolate, mocha, brownie