Mocha Twists Chocolate and coffee crystals give each other a flavor boost in these Christmas cookies. Dunk them in Cocoa Glaze for a spectacular presentation. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 8, 2019 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Cool Time: 3 mins Bake Time: 8 mins Total Time: 15 mins Yield: 24 twists Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened ⅔ cup sugar 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals ¾ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 Cocoa Glaze, below Cocoa Glaze 2 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 3 tablespoon milk Directions In mixing bowl beat butter with mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, cocoa powder, coffee crystals, baking powder, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer. Using wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half; wrap. Chill dough 1 to 2 hours or until easy to handle. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide each dough half into 24 pieces. On lightly floured surface, roll each dough piece in 6-inch rope. Twist 2 ropes together; pinch ends to seal. Place ropes 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely. Dip one end of each twist in Cocoa Glaze, allowing excess to drip off. Place on parchment or waxed paper until set. Makes 24 twists. Cocoa Glaze In a bowl combine powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and enough milk to make glazing consistency. Makes 3/4 cup. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 180 Calories 8g Fat 25g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 180 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 29mg 10% Sodium 90mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Total Sugars 16g Protein 2g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 24mg 1% Folate, total 24.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.