Mocha Almond Toffee Cookies (Originally posted in March 2012)

Rich fudgy mocha cookies filled with buttery bits of toffee and almonds. 

I have been sorting through old blog posts and my draft folder, to see if there are any great winning recipes that I have failed to share with you all.

These cookies, were originally from a guest post I wrote for Crumbs and Chaos a couple of years ago. I have completely forgotten how much I adore them. Last night a made a half batch, and boy am I glad I did!

These are a must make this holiday season, your cookie swaps or cookie tins are not complete with out them.

Mocha Almond Toffee Fudge Cookies
Recipe inspired by HowSweets It Is
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature 
  • 1  ½ cups sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • ½  teaspoon vanilla 
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract 
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • ½  cup chopped almonds 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup of toffee pieces

In the bowl of your electric mixer cream your butter and sugar together until light and creamy. 

Add in your eggs one at a time mixing on medium/low speed. 

Mix in your instant coffee and vanilla and almond extracts.

Sift together you flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add it into your butter mixture slowly, mixing on low speed.

Once everything is incorporated fold in your almonds, chocolate chips, and toffee pieces. 

Roll dough into 12-14 large balls they should be the size of your palms.  

Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet about 3 inches apart and bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.   

The longer you bake the less fuggy they are and more chewy they become. So it is your preference how long to leave them in the oven. 

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  1. These look like a great addition to our treat platters! I needed something chocolate and they look amazing!

  2. I dont hav toffee bits...what can i replace it to?

  3. I dont hav toffee bits...what can i replace it to?

    1. You can omit them. Or perhaps use chopped up candy bars instead? Something like a Heath Bar.

  4. Homemade Toffee Bits -Ingredients

    ½ cup butter
    ½ cup sugar
    2 tablespoons water
    pinch kosher salt
    cooking for about 8 more minutes, until the mixture reaches 300 degrees and begins to turn brown.Pour onto a silpat-lined baking sheet and spread thin.Allow to cool. Place in a plastic bag and break the bits with a can or measuring cup.

  5. These look incredible, Carrie! The perfect Christmas cookie!

  6. Thanks again for reposting! I love to remake recipes.

  7. This has some of my favorite flavor components - i love mocha, almond, and toffee! This would be a killer cookie that would NOT last long in my house!

    1. Mine too! I love chocolate and coffee.... then toffee, WIN.

  8. I can't resist toffee :) I love these cookies!!