Irresistible Coffee Chip Cookies for Ultimate Cravings

As a barista, my passion is to make the perfect cup of coffee for all my customers. But, did you know that coffee isn’t just meant to be served in a cup? It can also be used as an ingredient in baking cookies! And that’s why I would like to share with you my recipe for Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Coffee in a cookie? Sounds weird, right? But believe me, when used correctly, coffee can enhance the flavor and texture of a cookie. In this recipe, the ground coffee is what gives the cookies that interesting texture and two-tone color – black and white. Plus, the chocolate chips add an extra layer of sweetness that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

So why not give this recipe a try? It’s perfect for those who love both coffee and cookies. Trust me, your friends and family won’t be able to resist these delicious treats. So let’s get started on making these scrumptious Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies
Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies

Listen up, coffee lovers! If you’re looking for a scrumptious and unique dessert that combines your love of coffee and sweets, then this Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies recipe is perfect for you. Here’s why you’ll love it,

First of all, these cookies contain ground coffee which gives them a crispy and interesting texture with two colors. The white chocolate chips and the dark chocolate chips will add some stunning visual appeal to these cookies. What more could you want?

Secondly, this recipe is super easy to make. All you need are some common ingredients like unsalted butter, light brown sugar, white sugar, flour, eggs, baking soda along with some instant coffee powder & ground coffee to give it that kick.

Next, there are endless possibilities to customize these cookies. You can replace the chocolate chips with any other kind of treats like raisins, cranberries or chopped almonds. You could also add a teaspoon of cocoa powder or replace the instant coffee with espresso powder for an even richer flavor.

Lastly, these cookies are perfect for any occasion whether it be an afternoon snack or a party dessert. You can pair them with a warm cup of coffee or milk to make your indulgence even more delightful.

So if you’re in the mood for something sweet and savory, this Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies recipe is definitely worth trying. Don’t just take my word for it – give it a go and let your taste buds do the talking!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your coffee cravings with these Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies!
Satisfy your coffee cravings with these Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies!

Get your ingredients ready for Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies Recipe

Before making these amazing black and white coffee chip cookies, it’s important to prepare all the ingredients in advance. These cookies contain a mixture of two kinds of chocolate chips: dark chocolate and white chocolate, which will make for a visually stunning cookie. The recipe calls for light brown sugar, espresso powder, and instant coffee powder, which lend the cookies their coffee flavor.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons finely ground instant coffee
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Substitute semisweet chocolate chips with milk or bittersweet chocolate depending on your preference. You can also swap out one kind of chocolate for the other if you’d like the cookies to be uniform in color.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect treat for coffee and cookie lovers alike.
The perfect treat for coffee and cookie lovers alike.

Preheat the Oven

Before we start baking our black and white coffee chip cookies, let’s make sure we preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) or 325°F (163°C) for convection ovens. This will give us plenty of time to prepare the cookie dough.

Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine 2 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt together. Take 2 tablespoons of ground coffee (finely ground works best), mix it with the dry ingredients for an extra coffee flavor in the cookies.

Combine Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, cream 1 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature with 3/4 cup of brown sugar and 3/4 cup of white sugar until light and fluffy. Add in one large egg and 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract.

Mix it up

Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredient mixture, stirring until just combined. Then fold in 1 cup each of semisweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips, giving you that perfect black and white look.

Scoop & Bake

Using a cookie scoop, carefully drop cookie dough balls onto an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Each ball should be about 2 teaspoons in size.

Bake in the preheated oven for eight to ten minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Make sure to store your delicious black and white coffee chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. These cookies not only contain ground coffee for an interesting texture but also have two colors of chocolate chips that add visual appeal-black and white. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 These cookies are a match made in heaven with a fresh cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk.
These cookies are a match made in heaven with a fresh cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk.

Alright, so you wanna spice things up a bit with your cookies? Let’s see what we can switch around.

First, let’s tackle the white chocolate chips. Don’t have any on hand? That’s okay. You can substitute it with milk or dark chocolate chips for a richer and deeper flavor. If you want to go all out with the coffee theme, try using espresso chocolate chips instead.

If you’re not a fan of instant coffee powder or can’t find any at the grocery store, you can use freshly brewed coffee instead. Simply brew your favorite coffee and let it cool down to room temperature before adding it in place of the instant powder.

Now, if you’re looking for something to replace the egg in this recipe, fear not! There are tons of alternatives such as mashed bananas, applesauce, or even coconut yogurt that will work as an egg replacer. You’ll get a slightly different texture but it is definitely worth it if you’re trying to avoid animal products.

Lastly, let’s talk about the flour. If you want to make these cookies gluten-free, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free all-purpose mix or almond flour. Just make sure to use the same ratios as listed in the original recipe.

So there you have it folks! Feel free to get creative with your substitutions and variations – who knows what new flavors and textures may come from your experimenting!

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs a morning coffee and pastry when you have these delicious cookies?
Who needs a morning coffee and pastry when you have these delicious cookies?

Welcome back! By now, your kitchen must be filled with the aroma of freshly baked black and white coffee chip cookies. Take a deep breath and let it all in. It’s time to start thinking about how to serve these delightful treats.

These cookies are perfect for any occasion. They are wonderful with a cup of milk or coffee, but they also make a great dessert for those who prefer their sweets less sweet. You can eat them on their own, or you can dress them up with some ice cream, whipped cream, or even some melted chocolate drizzle.

If you want to add a little more oomph to your cookies, try pairing them with something that has a contrasting flavor. The nuttiness of almond butter or the tartness of berries will make your taste buds dance with joy. A complementing flavor pairing would include anything chocolate, be it milk or dark.

For those who enjoy the traditional milk-and-cookies combo, grab a glass of cold milk and get ready for some nostalgic cookie-dipping action. The white chocolate chips will balance out the sugar nicely when dipped in almond milk.

When serving these cookies to guests, use your creativity and set up a cookie bar with different toppings and spreads like peanut butter or fruit preserves to match your blackout/whiteout theme.

These cookies are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven or at room temperature. Storing them in an airtight container overnight will still keep the texture intact as long as you do not put them in the fridge (nobody likes stale cookies). Bring them out before guests arrive for added visual appeal and sign-off a great night together.

And remember: there is no wrong way to enjoy these versatile and visually pleasing coffee chocolate delights!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A little coffee, a little chocolate, and a lot of happiness.
A little coffee, a little chocolate, and a lot of happiness.

Making a big batch of Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies can be quite tempting. And why wouldn’t it be? These cookies are so delicious, you’ll surely want to indulge in them whenever you get the chance. Additionally, this recipe also allows for some make-ahead and storing options, so you can have your own stash of freshly baked cookies at your disposal at all times.

Once you’ve baked your desired number of cookies, let them cool completely before storing them. One recommendation would be to use air-tight containers as they keep the cookies fresh for longer periods of time. You can leave them either at room temperature, or in the refrigerator, for up to a week.

However, if you want to store them for an even longer timeframe, the good news is that Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies also freeze well. Simply place the cooled cookies in a freezer-safe airtight container with parchment paper sheets in between each layer of cookies to prevent them from sticking together. Then you can freeze for up to three months.

Now that our stored cookie situation is sorted – let’s talk reheating options! Here are a few recommendations:

• Tavern-Made: Pop the cookie in the microwave oven for about 10 seconds; just enough to soften it up without melting the chocolate chips.

• Classic Oven: Place one whole batch of cookies on an oven-safe tray and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 3-5 minutes until it comes out slightly warm with melty chocolate goodness.

• Fancy Microwave: Try placing just ONE cookie in the microwave with ‘defrost’ power setting on for about 20-25 seconds, checking every five seconds to see if it is heated to your liking – but don’t let it overcook!

With multiple make-ahead and reheating options – there’s no reason why these Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies shouldn’t become a staple of your baking repertoire. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This is the kind of sweetness that can make any coffee break better.
This is the kind of sweetness that can make any coffee break better.

So you’ve got your ingredients ready, your coffee is brewed, and you’re ready to make some delicious Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies. But before you jump into the recipe, let me give you some tips that will help you achieve perfect results every time.

Tip #1: Use high-quality ingredients

When making any dish, it’s essential to use high-quality ingredients to get the best flavor possible. In this recipe, I recommend using unsalted butter instead of margarine, as butter gives a richer and creamier taste. Additionally, use fresh eggs and high-quality chocolate chips for optimum results.

Tip #2: Chill the dough

Chilling the dough before baking allows the butter to solidify again, which helps the cookies maintain their shape while baking. So before scooping the dough onto the baking sheet, chill it in the fridge for at least half an hour.

Tip #3: Place cookies apart on the baking sheet

When placing cookies on a baking sheet, leave enough space between them. It’ll allow airflow around each cookie, leading to even cooking and preventing them from joining together.

Tip #4: Experiment with different coffee types

While instant coffee works well in this recipe, don’t be afraid to experiment with other coffee types to add your twist to this recipe. Try using espresso or dark roast coffee instead of instant coffee powder for a more robust flavor.

Tip #5: Store them properly

To extend the shelf life of your cookies and maintain their freshness, store them properly in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze them for more extended storage periods.

By following these tips, you’re sure to have consistently tasty Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies every time you make them!

Bottom Line


There you have it, folks! My recipe for black and white coffee chip cookies complete with all the ingredients, measurements and techniques you’ll need to whip up a batch of these delicious treats. The combination of white chocolate chips, ground coffee and pure vanilla extract creates an irresistible taste that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. With an interesting texture due to the coffee and two colors from the chocolate chips, these cookies aren’t just tasty – they also have great visual appeal!

Whether you’re baking for a party or simply looking to indulge in a delicious snack, this cookies recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, with substitutions and variations listed in the article, you can customize the recipe even further based on your taste preferences.

One important tip that I would like to reiterate is that when it comes to making these cookies, precision is key. Make sure you follow each step carefully for perfect results every time. And don’t hesitate to experiment with different types of coffee and chocolate chips to find what works best for you!

In conclusion, I highly recommend giving this black and white coffee chip cookies recipe a try. Trust me – once you’ve tasted the combination of dark chocolate and white chippers infused with espresso powder, you won’t be able to resist having a second (or third!) cookie. So what are you waiting for? Preheat your oven, grab your ingredients and start baking your way to cookie heaven!

Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies

Black and White Coffee Chip Cookies Recipe

These cookies contain ground coffee which gives them an interesting texture and the two colors of chocolate add visual appeal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 146.9 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder (dissolved in the vanilla extract)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons fine ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl to make sure the batter is evenly blended.
  • Add the egg, instant coffee-vanilla mixture and ground coffee and blend on medium speed about 1 minute.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix on medium speed until blended, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in both kinds of chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  • Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 1 sheet at a time for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden around the edges (check early).
  • Cool cookies on wire racks.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 32gCalories: 146.9kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1.5gFat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 22.1mgSodium: 59.2mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 12.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, For Large Groups, Lunch
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