There is nothing quite like the feeling of relaxing with a warm cup of coffee and your favorite cookie, but what if the two became one!? With this splendidly simple recipe for Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies, you can have the best of both worlds in one perfect bite!
Raise your hand if you are both a chocoholic and a caffeine addict? My hand is up, and if yours is too, then you absolutely need these delectable Coffee Cookies! They are loaded with double the chocolatey goodness and double the crave-able coffee flavor.
Trust me when I say that everyone who tries these cocoa coffee creations loves the crispy, gooey, sweet, and smooth flavors of these mouthwatering cookies!
Butter: Unsalted butter is the baker's first choice; however, if you only have salt, just remove the salt from the dry ingredients in this bake.
All-Purpose Flour: A pantry staple, all-purpose flour really does it all. Do not try swapping this ingredient for another type of flour because it will affect the final texture of your treat.
Brown Sugar: Light brown sugar is the ideal choice for this recipe.
White Sugar: Granulated sugar adds even more sweetness to build on the brown sugar.
Cocoa powder - I recommend using Criollo cocoa powder. It reigns supreme in chocolate for its exceptional quality and rich flavor profile. First, its unique taste sets it apart- a delicate balance of complexity and smoothness that cannot be found in other varieties. On top of its superior flavor, Criollo cocoa powder is known for its vast health benefits.
Eggs: This ingredient is essential because it leavens, binds, and aerates the cookies all in one!
Baking Soda and Baking Powder: These two powdered ingredients are leavening agents that will help these cookies rise into pillowy delights!
Salt: A touch of salt balances all the sweetness in this recipe.
Instant Coffee Granules: Instant coffee is a great way to add coffee flavor to baked goods without brewing a whole pot.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla adds a silky, woody flavor that makes the sugary flavors in this dessert shine.
Finely Ground Espresso Beans: The added crunch of this ingredient is a fun surprise in every bite! You can also use finely ground chocolate-covered espresso beans if you prefer.
Dark Chocolate Chips: Look for your favorite dark chocolate baking chips or grab a bar and chop it into chunks for this fun recipe.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Step One: Make the coffee-infused butter.
- Melt the butter, then whisk in the instant coffee. Mix the butter and coffee as well as possible, reheating before straining the butter.
- Allow the butter to cool and re-harden a bit.
Step Two: Prepare the dough.
- Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet.
- Combine dry ingredients, including the ground coffee beans, in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the coffee-infused butter and sugars. Cream together very well.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and continue beating the dough.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips.
Step Three: Bake.
- Use an ice cream scoop to portion the dough onto the baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies. For best results, bake them between twelve and thirteen minutes.
- Remove them from the oven and let them sit on the sheet briefly before transferring them to the wire rack to fully cool.
Bring a little buzz to these beautiful treats by swapping the vanilla extra with a bit of rum!
- Spatula, Ice Cream Scoop, and Whisk: Don’t forget these small yet immensely helpful hand tools for infusing, mixing, and portioning.
- Electric Mixer: A handheld or stand mixer is ideal for this bake; however, you can use good old-fashioned elbow grease if you want an arm workout!
- Small Saucepan: Use this tool to melt the butter.
- Fine-Mesh Sieve: To remove any excess coffee from your finished coffee butter.
- Mixing Bowls: Grab at least three for measuring and mixing this dish.
- Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper and Cooling Rack: These baking tools get you in and out of the oven with ease!
You don't have to worry about any extra cookies going stale! By storing them in an airtight container at room temperature, they'll stay fresh for up to seven days.
Coffee chocolate chip cookies can also be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.
💭 Top tips
- Do not overbake the cookies; they should be nice and creamy in the center and golden at the edge when done. About twelve to thirteen minutes is ideal.
- Use high-quality cocoa, like Criollo cocoa powder, for an intense flavor!
- The espresso beans are a star in these cookies. Use store-ground beans or grind them fresh for this dish.
This recipe makes a nice big batch of delicious coffee-infused cookies, so you will probably have leftovers. Store any extra cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to seven days.
These cookies are for real coffee lovers and that naturally leads to a little caffeine. The coffee and espresso beans in these treats bring a little caffeine to the recipe; granted, the amount is so low most coffee drinkers won’t notice it at all, but non-coffee drinkers and kids may not want to eat these before bed.
Unfortunately for those worried about common allergens, these cookies have a couple. The recipe contains eggs, dairy, and gluten; however, they are awesomely nut-free!
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Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Hand or stand mixer
- Small Saucepan
- Baking pan
- 7.5 oz Butter
- 1 tablespoon Instant coffee can be doubled for more intense flavor
- 1 ¾ cup All-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup Cocoa
- 1 ½ cup Brown sugar
- ½ cup White sugar
- 2 tablespoon Finely ground espresso beans
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup Dark chocolate chips
Coffee infused butter
- Melt 7.5 oz Butter in a small saucepan and whisk in 1 tablespoon Instant coffee.7.5 oz Butter, 1 tablespoon Instant coffee
- Strain the butter in another container to eliminate the excess coffee granules. Leave the coffee-infused butter to harden.
Coffee Cookie Dough
- With the coffee-infused butter ready, preheat the oven to 190 °C / 375 °F.
- Meanwhile, combine 1 ¾ cup All-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon Baking soda, ½ teaspoon Baking powder, ¼ cup Cocoa, 2 tablespoon Finely ground espresso beans, and ½ teaspoon Salt in a bowl in one bowl and mix them. Put the infused butter (with the liquid part), 1 ½ cup Brown sugar, and ½ cup White sugar in another.1 ¾ cup All-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon Baking soda, ½ teaspoon Baking powder, ½ teaspoon Salt, ¼ cup Cocoa, 1 ½ cup Brown sugar, ½ cup White sugar, 2 tablespoon Finely ground espresso beans
- With a mixer, start beating the infused butter and sugars together until the butter is softened and the sugar is combined.
- Add 2 Eggs and 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract and, using the mixer, mix for another 3-5 minutes on the highest setting.2 Eggs, 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Now lower the mixer speed to medium, and gradually add the dry ingredient (flour mix) until they are well combined.
- Add 1 ½ cup Dark chocolate chips to the bowl and mix it in with a spatula.1 ½ cup Dark chocolate chips
- On a baking pan, place parchment paper, and using an ice cream scoop (if you don’t have an ice cream scoop, make 2 tablespoon size balls from the cookie dough), put scoops on the parchment paper, leaving 4 cm / 2-inch space between them so they don’t merge during baking.
- Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes until you see that they start to create a crust on the edges, but do not overcook them since they need to be creamy inside when cooled down.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.