Mocha Chips ‘n’ Bits

Mocha Chips ‘n’ Bits – another gem from my Great American Cookie Cookbook!

Could be made with or without the coconut.

Some people might be seeing these under their Christmas tree this year!

Mocha Chips 'n' Bits


1 cup butter flavor shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbl milk

1 tbl instant coffee

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2 1/3 cup flour

1 1/2 tbl unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup milk chocolate chips

3/4 cup coconut


1. Heat oven to 375. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooking cookies

2. Combine shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar, milk, instant coffee and vanilla in a bowl. Beat until blended. Beat in eggs.

3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix into creamed mixtre until “just” blended. Stir in chips and cocnut. Drip rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool.

Yields: 3 1/2 dozen cookies.