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Delicious, ready-to-eat chocolate espresso crinkle cookies! Perfect for the holidays!

Chocolate Espresso Crinkle Cookies

These chewy chocolate espresso crinkle cookies are perfect for the holiday season! The delicious coffee flavor comes from a freshly brewed espresso. Two different kinds of sugar improve the taste and enhance the visual crinkle texture. Raw Criollo cocoa powder gives the slightly tart, chocolaty aftertaste!
5 from 87 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Cooling 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 44 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American, British
Servings 13 cookies
Calories 237 kcal


  • 40 ml Espresso
  • 120 g Unsalted Butter
  • 260 g All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 40 g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder Raw Criollo cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 160 g Brown sugar Raw cane sugar
  • 8 g Vanilla Sugar
  • 2 Medium-sized eggs
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 50 g Powdered Sugar


  • Brew an espresso (40 ml) and set it aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Separately mix the flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the melted butter, cane sugar, and vanilla sugar with a hand mixer until you get a creamy texture.
  • While stirring, add the eggs one by one and finally the espresso.
  • Stir in the flour mixture.
  • Chill the finished dough in an airtight container for 2 hours. 
  • Preheat the oven to 356 °F// 180 °C top/bottom heat and prepare 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In two separate bowls put the caster sugar in one and powdered sugar in the other to roll the cookies. 
  • Shape the dough into balls (13 large or 26 small) using a cookie scoop.
  • Roll the balls first in the caster sugar and afterward in the powdered sugar.
  • Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 or 20 minutes on the middle rack (depending on their size), and let cool completely after baking.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container to keep them chewy.

Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend using digital scales for more accurate results. I provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe, but please note that I haven't tested it using this method.

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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg