TwD Baking with Julia: Mocha Chocolate Chips

March 19, 2013

In summary, I screwed up these cookies, but they were still really good. Beautiful, no. Good, yes.


I made half the recipe but put in the full amount of granulated sugar. I realized my goof right away, so decided to leave out the dark brown sugar. Then I decided to use chocolate chips (plus a few cappuccino chips) instead of the chopped chocolate called for in the recipe. I didn’t want to waste my good chocolate in case the cookies were a bust. But they weren’t a bust – they were chewy, chocolatey, and coffee-y, and I imagine they’d only be better with dark brown sugar. I purposely omitted the dried apricots, because I cannot get on board with coffee + apricot.

Do you want a jolt of coffee in your chocolate chip cookies? This recipe, baked by the Tuesdays with Dorie group this week, is on page 330 of Baking with Julia, or pop over to Galettista, where Peggy has the recipe posted.


  1. Hi Jill, I am glad you liked them. Good save with the sugar! I made a half batch too, but somehow manged to remember to halve everything – I am not always so lucky!

  2. No matter what happened with the recipe, your cookies look perfect and delicious!

  3. I’ve made that mistake (or something similar) so many times when scaling back recipes. But it sounds like these worked out really well regardless – yay! I love the combination of chocolate and coffee, definitely need to try these soon.

  4. Nice save! I always mess something like that up when halving a recipe- but better sugar than salt, right?!

  5. Hi! I have totally neglected my Google Reader for months and lost some blogs that I love to keep up with. Now that Google Reader is ending (July 1), I checked out Bloglovin and switched over (with just the click of a button), which I’ve heard is the next best thing and was going through some blogs and “found” you. 😉

    Looks like you totally saved the cookies! I changed mine quite a bit, since we don’t “do” coffee and they are great cookies.

  6. These look like a huge success to me! I’m with you on the apricot, and I think your version looks terrific.

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