Cocoa Recipes

Chocolate lovers will want to bookmark our top recipes with cocoa, which include decadent brownies and cakes, plus no bake cocoa recipes.

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Mocha-Walnut Macarons

These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight container. —Christine Venzon, Peoria, Illinois

Peppermint Cream Sandwich Cookies

My mother and I made these crisp chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies together. They are a perfect addition to any party....


Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...


Hot Chocolate Cookies

Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...


Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....

Cocoa Butter Sticks

My mom has been making these delectable, melt-in-your mouth cookies at Christmastime for as long as I can remember. Their...


Chocolate Peppermint Kisses

I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint, especially at Christmastime. It's just not Christmas at our house without these...

Stacked Snowman Cookies

Though they hold their cute snowman shape well, these cookies are still nice and soft. Kids love the design and...


Dipped Chocolate Logs

When my sister and I were little, we used to beg my mother and grandmother to make these buttery chocolate...


Rainbow S’moreo Cookies

Homemade Oreo-style cookies are pretty great on their own, but they're even better when you add graham cracker crumbs to...


Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

This dazzling cookie showcases one of my family's favorite flavors, peppermint. It's always one of the first to disappear from...

Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because...


Orange Cocoa Sandies

When I was growing up, I loved to help my mom cut out the appealing dessert recipes from newspapers and...


Chocolate Mallow Drops

These fudgy treats feature a marshmallow layer topped with a squiggle of chocolate frosting. —Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada


Chocolate Mint Delights

I tuck a chocolate-covered peppermint patty into every one of these rich cookies. The drizzle on top adds a nice...


Fudgy Cocoa Drops

Crunchy on the outside and cake-like on the inside, these chocolaty treats won’t last long, even with just the two...

Mocha Meringue Sandwich Cookies

These crisp, chewy cookies can be made any size you choose. They're also great with a variety of fillings—try making...


Brownie Bourbon Bites

Chocolate and chopped pecans flavor these simple, spirited treats. Make a double batch so you can give some as gifts...


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with...


Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies

"Chocolate and nuts are enjoyed very much in our household, and these cookies were no exception," says Elisa Lochridge of...


Mocha Nut Balls

"These tender, flavorfufl cookies are so addictive, I always know I have to make a double batch. The family demands...


Reindeer Track Cookies

I loved finding deer tracks in snow when I was a kid. One day I was looking at coffee beans,...


Double Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Biscotti

Biscotti are easier to make than you might think, and they’re delicious with breakfast or as a snack. They store...


Chocolate Lover’s Dream Cookies

“My daughter won 1st prize in the cookie division of a local Chocolate Festival with these — beating out a...

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Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Refreshing mint filling sandwiched between two chocolate cookies makes for some tasty Noel nibbling.


No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

This is my son's all-time favorite cookie. He will share just about anything, but these are an exception...he gobbles them...


Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies

These chocolaty cookies have a mild coffee flavor that makes them a hit with whoever tries them.—Eleanor Senske, Rock Island,...


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Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can be easily altered to make several different varieties —I've added everything from mints...


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Old-Fashioned Whoopie Pies

Who can resist soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? Mom has made these for...


Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

This recipe has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate...