These are my go-to holiday (or travel, or event, or anytime) cookies. They had the nickname “Pandora cookies” during an 8-hour road trip with friends because of, well, their seriously addicting nature. That and something about opening Pandora’s box. I liked the name, but it didn’t stick. They are regular old chocolate-chocolate-chip cookies with a spoonful of chocolate mocha powder in ’em. They’re dangerous so don’t eat then at night unless you have the desire to stay up 5 hours past your bedtime. They’re like coffee in cookie form, except they don’t taste like coffee, because coffee is gross.
Behold the cookies, Christmas-style.
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp chocolate mocha powder
- Cream butter and both sugars until light and creamy.
- Beat in eggs until combined.
- Mix in flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and mocha until thoroughly combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Bake at 300 degrees F for 20 – 25 minutes on parchment-lined/silpat-lined/greased baking sheets.