Chocolate Mocha Brandy Dreams

Chocolate Mocha Brandy Dreams

This crescent-shaped cookie has a hint of brandy flavor.

20 min. prep time
48 cookies
141 Rating



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa


1 teaspoon instant coffee granules, if desired
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon brandy*
Decorator sugar, if desired


Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour and cocoa, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each into 3-inch log. Place, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Form into crescent shape; pinch ends and flatten slightly. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. (Do not overbake.) (Surface may crack slightly.) Cool completely.

Combine half & half and coffee granules in small bowl; let stand 2 minutes. Stir until coffee granules dissolve. Add all remaining frosting ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Sprinkle with decorator sugar, if desired.

*Substitute 1/4 teaspoon brandy extract.

Recipe Tip

To maximize space on the cookie sheet, place each crescent in the same direction.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #12314©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I rolled out the dough very thick and cut it with cookie cutters. I'm not good at making crescent shapes. They were a big hit at Christmas. I made tree shapes with green sugar.

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