Tuesdays with Dorie ~ Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

MCCC Whole

First, let me say how excited I am to be a part of the Tuesdays with Dorie group.  Before I had a blog, I remember seeing the Tuesday with Dorie posts (or TWD as it is listed on most sites) and wishing that I could participate.  I was a little sad when I realized that I couldn’t because I didn’t have a blog to showcase my work.  Now I do, so I will be posting recipes every now and then from the new book we are working through, Baking with Julia.

I was first introduced to Dorie Greenspan (well not actually Dorie Greenspan, but her books!) when a dear friend and co-worker Kevin gave me a copy of both Baking from My Home to Yours and Around My French Table… amazing gift, right!!  I have treasured those books and since receiving them have been in love with Dorie Greenspan’s work.  Thanks Kevin!!

Now on to this months TWD recipe, Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies.


I guess I have unknowingly been on a quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  Whenever I find a new recipe, I rush to try it in hope that it will be come The One.  I was very excited to be starting out my TWD experience with a chocolate chip cookie recipe, especially one that has the addition of coffee (which I love).  The starting players are pretty standard… except for the use of white sugar and dark brown sugar (which I didn’t have enough of, therefore the split brown sugars).

Butter and Sugar Collage

Flour along with the ‘Mocha’ part of the cookie… Mocha Flour Mix

The chocolate and apricots…  I used a mix of chocolate, a good semi sweet chocolate that I chopped and milk chocolate chips. chocolate and apricot

All mixed together produces cute little cookie dough.Mocha Apricot and Chocolate Cooking Dough

So, apricots in chocolate chip cookies, really?  I wasn’t too sure about this, but I am a strong believer in trying new things. Plus, I figured I like chocolate covered dried fruit, I like the addition of apricot in trail mix that has chocolate, I like chocolate and apricot separately, so I thought I would give it a try.  Just in case I found that I didn’t care for the apricot, I split the dough and added apricots to half of the batch.  So, the verdict… I loved the apricot in these cookies.  SO soooo so good!!  You should definitely try it, at least once.  These cookies are really good.  The mocha and dark chocolate adds a nice depth of flavor to the regular chocolate chip cookie.  The cookies are CHOCOLATY!!!  I mean REALLY ooey gooey chocolaty!  Every single bite you get a hit of chocolate.  Its like chocolate held together by a little flour.  These cookies also maintain their chewiness, which I like… but the edges are a little crisp, which is just perfect for me!

This was ONE of MANY cookies that I ‘tested’ just to make sure that they would be good enough to share!

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookie

Then I ‘tested’ it again the following night… with ice cream.  Yep, still good.  I guess I can share them now.

Cookies and Cream

This recipe can be found in the wonderful book Baking with Julia and Peggy’s site Galettista.



13 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie ~ Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. What good pictures!!!! I especially like the one with melted chocolate!!!! Yummy!!!!
    I enjoyed this cookies too, the combination of all these ingredients give a unique flavor!

  2. Great you are baking along! Great post and cookies!
    One of the reason I’ve decided to writen a blog was this great baking group, indeed!
    I loved these Mocha chocolate chips…I’ve doubled the ingredients (with some changes), split the dough into 4 portions and added different ingredients (such as orange, pecan+walnuts, dried cherries, almonds): A WINNER!

  3. Welcome to the group! I love being a part of TWD as it gives me a lot of inspiration to keep my blog going AND challenges me to try new things as a baker. Glad you enjoyed your first recipe!

  4. Welcome! I too loved the apricots in these cookies. A lot of the bakers left them out – me, I tend to lean toward the “odd” recipes. Your cookies are beautiful!

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