Mocha icebox cookies


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 30 mins
  • Makes55 to 60 Servings
Mocha icebox cookies
Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules


  • STIR flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add cocoa powder and instant-coffee granules to flour mixture. Set aside.

  • BEAT butter with sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture, just until combined. Gather into a ball. Divide dough in half, then roll each portion into a 2-inch-wide log. Wrap logs in wax paper and twist ends.

  • CHILL until firm, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

  • POSITION racks in top and bottom thirds of oven.

  • PREHEAT to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

  • SLICE cookies into 1/4-inch rounds and arrange 1 inch apart on prepared sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching halfway through, until cookies are golden, 10 to 12 min. Let cookies cool on sheets for 1 min, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Cookies will keep well, stored in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 5 days.

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