Spiked Cookies and a Winner

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Last weekend I had lots of plans for vegetables.

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Vegetables and chocolate cake (random, I know).

But then I got caught up on Recipe Girl’s collection of chocolate chip recipes.

And got busy with the Brown Eyed Baker’s Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.

Oh yes, and I went a little crazy with Peeps.

So vegetables took a backseat, chocolate cake didn’t seem as exciting, and cookies became the new black.

And then I decided to make a third variation of cookies for the weekend.

Thank you, Recipe Girl for inspiration.  I adapted her cookie recipe for my own version of Spiked Mocha Chip Cookies.

coffee liqueur

These cookies are light but chewy and have a strong mocha flavor with a hint of liqueur in the background.  They were very easy to make and I can see making them for a party to add something unique to the cookie platters.

To make the cookies, whisk together dry ingredients and set asidedry inigredients 1 dry inigredients 2

Combine butter and sugars in a mixer on high speed until light and fluffybutter and sugar 1 butter and sugar 2

Add eggs, vanilla and coffee liqueur and mix until well-combinedadding egg, vanilla liqueur batter before dry ingred

Stir in dry ingredients

add dry ingredients

Stir in chocolate chips and then chill dough in refrigerator for two hours

cookie batter

Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Place dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper with a cookie dough scoop or by the tablespoon

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly firm to the touch

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Spiked Mocha Chip Cookies

Adapted from Recipe Girl

Yield: ~4 dozen cookies


  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside
  2. Combine butter and sugars in a mixer on high speed until light and fluffy
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and coffee liqueur and mix until well-combined
  4. Stir in dry ingredients
  5. Stir in chocolate chips
  6. Chill dough in refrigerator for two hours
  7. Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  8. Place dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper with a cookie dough scoop or by the tablespoon
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly firm to the touch


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*Congratulations to Katie (comment 6) who said “I am a fan on Facebook!” for winning the Hot Blondies giveaway! Look for an email from me with details.*

Did you ever get caught up in an accidental cookie baking marathon?

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45 Responses to “Spiked Cookies and a Winner”

  1. Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews April 7, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Wow. These cookies are totally up my alley! Yum!

  2. Happy When Not Hungry April 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    These cookies look delicious! Love the coffee liqueur too!

  3. Reeni April 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Your cookies look so scrumptious – love that coffee liqueur! Chocolate and coffee is an amazing combo!

  4. Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) April 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    these look amazing. I love double chocolate chip cookies and the addition of a little booze sounds all the more delicious.


  5. what katie's baking April 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    ooohhh i am ALL about chocolate cookies. adding coffee liqueur is a great idea. i bet it compliments the chocolate wonderfully.
    congrats on winning the giveaway, katie! you’re one lucky girl! :)

    • KeepItSweet April 8, 2011 at 10:02 am #

      I know, I wish I was getting another free sample myself;-)

  6. Veronica April 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    These babies are right up my alley! I’m a fan of all cookies, and I love mocha anything, plus my favorite licqueur is Kahlua (similar to what you used)! Which is exactly why I will NOT be making these–haha. I hardly ever make things I love the most b/c I also tend to eat them the most and them my thighs grumble at me whilst they’re rubbing together. lol!

    • KeepItSweet April 8, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      LOL I hear you!

  7. Baking Serendipity April 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    Ummm….cookies, chocolate and liqueur? These beat vegetables any day! I forgot all about that delicious Starbucks bottle. I need to reintroduce it into my life :)

  8. Gaby April 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    omg spiked cookies! I’d like about 4 dozen of these right now :)

  9. sweetlife April 8, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    cookies with chocolate and liqueur, oh a magical combo!! I have a bottle stashed away for the holidays, I need to bust it out!! yummy


  10. Shauna from Piece of Cake April 8, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    Cookies TOTALLY are the new black. I’m going with that.

    • KeepItSweet April 8, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      That is what I like to hear!

  11. Blithely Unaware April 8, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Oh my STARS these look absolutely delectable.
    Yum, yum, yum!!!!

    I love the smell of cookies baking… sometimes I think the smell wins over the taste.

    • KeepItSweet April 8, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      Then you would love my apartment which might permanently smell like cookies.

  12. Jessica @ How Sweet April 8, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    You easily had me at “spiked.” Mmmmm!

  13. Joanne April 8, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    Sometimes veggies just have to accept that chocolate must come first. Especially chocolate mixed with liqueur. That’s just the way it is. These cookies look amazing!

  14. Monica April 8, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Spiked?!?!?! Say no more. A must try.

  15. Daisy April 8, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Damn these cookies look good! Screw the vegetables. ;)

  16. Michelle April 8, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    I find that I lose hours in the kitchen even when I was planning on spending only a few minutes. It’s so much fun to get caught up in baking and the results are so worth it.

    These cookies look great!

  17. Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com April 8, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    You cannot do this to me two days in a row. Simply cannot. Unless, you move closer to Seattle. Then you can make these things daily :)

    • KeepItSweet April 8, 2011 at 11:31 am #

      Hmm, I’ll check with the husband.

  18. Cornelius the Pig April 8, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    haha, cookies are better than vegetables – excellent choice!

  19. TheDaintyVegetarian.com April 8, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Yum yum yum! cocoa comes from a plant right? Let’s just call it a vegetable already!

    • KeepItSweet April 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

      I like the way you think!

  20. Sense of Home April 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Oh my gosh, those cookies look so good and mocha, I’m sold!


  21. mitzi @ my nikon eats food April 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    yum, i need to get my hands on some of that coffee liquor!

  22. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Yessss these look divine! I love adding alcohol to baked goods :) I do the same thing – once I start making cookies, it’s like a frenzy! Have a great weekend!

  23. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots April 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    That sounds superb. Mmmmm!

  24. Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    I always get in a cookie marathon at Christmas! I love chocolate cookies!!

  25. lisaiscooking April 9, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I love the flavor of coffee with chocolate. These cookies must have been a hit!

  26. Joyti April 9, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Hmm, those look really good…

  27. Simply Life April 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    oooh those definitely win over vegetables!

  28. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic April 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Oooh spiked cookies! I want some right now!

  29. Velva April 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Cheers to you! These cookies look amazing.


  30. Ann April 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    These cookies look both fun and sophisticated which is a winning combo!

  31. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen April 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Oh I bet these are just incredible! :)

  32. Angela April 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    These look irresistable. And, I love the idea of a spiced cookie.

  33. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods April 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    These look delightful! I had no idea Starbux sold liqueur, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

  34. Annie April 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I get sidetracked so often that it’s a bit ridiculous. I wish that there were more days in the week just so that I could get to a few of the long list of recipes that I have in mind. This cookies look delicious!

    • KeepItSweet April 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

      Me too!

  35. Jenn {Cookies Cupcakes Cardio} May 17, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Those look awesome…anything with alcohol HAS to be good! Mocha is a flavour I have not tried in a cookie…yet…and now I need too!!


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