Frosted Mocha Cookie Bars
You like coffee, right? And chocolate, obviously. And so you probably like things that combine them. Cool, me too, glad we got that straight.
These bars are that. A sweet, rich, frosted cookie bar that tastes like deep dark chocolate and bold espresso. That description was dramatic, I know, but really I love these.
Also, can I just be honest with you for a minute when I say that sometimes baking several batches of individual cookies kinda just takes way too long? I start making cookies all the time and then by oven swap 5 I’d rather die than keep baking. So when you can just stuff all the cookie dough onto one pan, bake it one single time, and slice it up- DO IT.
Anyways, on to other matters.
My book is nearly done! Not published-done, but writing and photographing recipes is nearly complete, and I’m so thrilled. I can’t wait to look at all the work I’ve done finished and ready to send off. Also, I’m pretty sure my oven could use a little rest- I’ve been baking multiple times a day on the weekends you guys, pretty much every weekend.
So sometimes baking something easy, yet rewarding like these babies is the perfect thing. I use dark cocoa powder in all my recipes, including these. I’m not exactly sure what it is about living at a high altitude, but I just can’t get a strong chocolate flavor to come through with regular cocoa.
I actually use Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder, mainly because it’s available at regular grocery stores. Also though, it’s a blend of regular cocoa and dutch processed cocoa, so it interchanges nicely in recipes.
I’m also using instant expresso powder in this recipe, which brings out a strong coffee flavor without the need to dilute the cookies or frosting too much.
Hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I do!