Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies

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The vegan cookies above are pictured with my cashew milk and were quite a lot of fun to make.  Even more fun to eat.  Here’s my story.

I like to cook.  Let’s face it, I’m cooking all the time.  It’s an outlet for me.  Kinda like painting a wall.  I find the repetitive nature of baking especially soothing.  Combine the dry ingredients, mix into the wet, bake, cool, etc.  For me, it’s pretty much the same every time.

I’m not always focused on the outcome of my baking adventures, though I am usually satisfied.  Generally speaking though, it’s not often that I get pumped up about a dish I make and become emphatic.

Today however, is altogether different.  These cookies taste so good that I cannot stop eating them –they’re slightly addictive, so watch out!

Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies

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Servings 24 cookies


  • In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cacao powder, ground coffee beans, baking soda and salt
  • In a small bowl, stir together grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry and then mix in chocolate drops (or chunks)
  • Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Bake at 350°F for 7-8 minutes
  • Cool and serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
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These cookies are based on a recipe by my favorite food blogger, Heidi of 101Cookbooks.  Her recipe is called “Triple Chocolate Espresso Bean Cookies” and has candy coated espresso beans in it which sounds absolutely amazing!

I find her blog to be a constant source of inspiration.  Further, in this recipe, I really like her use of ground coffee in the cookies.

Yes, this recipe uses plain old ground coffee in it!


70 responses to “Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies”

  1. Elana, I made these and they taste delicious but I was wondering do yours flatten after they come out of the oven? Mine were nice and full but once I got them out of the oven they flatten like a pancake….any idea why or how I can keep that from happening? I bought a new box of baking soda……

  2. I can get the chocolate-covered espresso beans right in my town, made by a local company, Kimmie Candy in Reno. As it happens I have a bag in my pantry!

  3. Hi Elana,

    Seeing the picture, it looks really tasty and i will give it a shot. Few months ago i started a cook course and since then i enjoy experimenting new recipes.


  4. I can’t use any sugar, including agave and honey so does anyone have a good conversion to stevia or swerve sweetener? Thanks :)

  5. HI Elana,

    Will it matter if I just have reg. almond flour, or does it have to be blanched?

    Thanks, and I love your recipes!


  6. hi!….i was wondering…are these supposed to soften??..mine did after a few hours, and fell apart!!!…what can i do to make them crispier and sturdier?!..

    sarah jane

  7. For those who are interested in substituting stevia for the agave, I just made this recipe and used four dropper-fuls of vanilla stevia in place of the agave (and added a tablespoon of honey to add a bit more liquid) and baked them. The taste is delicious, however, the texture is very crumbly and fragile, and I would suggest adding one egg to the batter as a binder so it wouldn’t be quite so crumbly. Also, instead of chocolate chips, i used raw cacao nibs for a bit of crunch. Delicious! Thank you, Elana!

  8. I just made these for a Hanukah party we’re going to this afternoon. My husband/tester announced after the teeniest taste, “It’s like all my favorite things wrapped up in one.” I fear we will be stopping to buy a dessert on the way to the party because I’m not sure these are going to last that long. Thank you, Elana!

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