Deliciously Rich Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies Recipe

Cookie lovers, listen up! I have a recipe that will surely tickle your taste buds and give you a burst of energy. Introducing my Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies Recipe. These cookies have the perfect blend of sweet chocolate chips and a rich espresso flavor that will make your taste buds dance.

As a barista, I know how much people love espresso and chocolate. So, I thought of a way to combine these two flavors to create a cookie recipe that will leave everyone in awe. These Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness.

Not only do these cookies satisfy your sweet tooth, but they also give you that extra caffeine boost to keep you going throughout the day. Imagine having a cup of coffee in the shape of a cookie – it’s heavenly!

Trust me when I say, these cookies are not your ordinary chocolate chip cookies. With the addition of the espresso powder and espresso chocolate chips, you’ll be transported to a whole new level of deliciousness.

So let me show you how to create this irresistible treat right in your own kitchen. Get ready for the ultimate indulgence with my Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies
Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies

Are you a coffee lover with a sweet tooth? Then this Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies recipe is perfect for you! Imagine biting into a soft and chewy cookie filled with rich chocolate chips and a bold espresso flavor bursting in your mouth. Trust me; it’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

What sets this recipe apart is the use of espresso powder and espresso chocolate chips that provide the deep, robust coffee notes that every coffee enthusiast craves. These ingredients, combined with the classic sweetness of chocolate chips, create a unique and unforgettable taste that will keep you coming back for more.

Plus, the recipe is incredibly easy to follow – no fancy techniques or extensive baking knowledge needed. All you need are common pantry essentials like all-purpose flour, baking powder, eggs, unsalted butter and granulated sugar. In less than an hour, you can have fresh, delicious cookies right out of your oven!

As if the taste itself wasn’t enough reason to try this recipe, it’s also highly versatile. Whether you’re vegan or not, this recipe can be adapted to meet your dietary restrictions. By substituting certain ingredients such as butter with vegan butter, or using vegan chocolate instead of regular chocolate chips, you can still enjoy the same incredible taste while staying true to your dietary preferences.

In conclusion, this Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies recipe offers a unique and delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies that any coffee lover will adore. It’s quick and easy to make with minimal steps involved, highly adaptable to different dietary requirements, and most importantly- absolutely delicious! If you’re looking for a special treat or simply want to enhance your next coffee break- give these amazing cookies a try!

Ingredient List

 Indulge your sweet tooth with these delectable chocolate chip-espresso cookies!
Indulge your sweet tooth with these delectable chocolate chip-espresso cookies!

Here are the ingredients you need to make these delicious chocolate chip-espresso cookies. You may already have some of these in your pantry.

For the cookies:

  • Unsalted butter – 1 cup or 2 sticks
  • Granulated sugar – 1 cup
  • Dark brown sugar, packed – ⅔ cup
  • Large eggs – 2
  • Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • All-purpose flour – 2¼ cups
  • Instant espresso powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Chocolate chips – 2 cups (you can use regular or dark chocolate)
  • Espresso chocolate chips – ½ cup

For the brown butter:

  • Unsalted butter – 1 and ¼ cups
  • Instant espresso powder – 2 tablespoons

Note: The ingredients list is based on US customary measurements. If you prefer using metric units, or want to make more or fewer cookies, use a conversion calculator.

The Recipe How-To

 Take a break from your routine with a warm, gooey cookie paired with a fresh shot of espresso.
Take a break from your routine with a warm, gooey cookie paired with a fresh shot of espresso.

Mix Your Dry Ingredients

Let’s start mixing! In a medium mixing bowl, add 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 tbsp espresso powder. Whisk these ingredients together thoroughly to combine the ingredients and eliminate any clumps.

Beat Your Butter and Sugar

In a separate mixing bowl, beat 2 sticks (1 cup) of unsalted butter until smooth. Add in 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Mix vigorously until the mixture becomes lightened in color and fluffy, which takes about 1-2 minutes.

Add The Wet Ingredients

Now, it is time to add the wet ingredients. Incorporate 2 large eggs, one at a time. Beating each egg for about 15 seconds before adding the next. Then add 2 tsp vanilla extract and 4 tbsp espresso powder to kick up the coffee flavor.

Mix The Two Mixtures

Next, add half of the dry ingredient mixture into the butter mixture. Fold it in using a rubber spatula until no dry spots are visible. Add in the second half of the dry mixture and repeat the process.

Add The Chocolate Chips

Once your cookie dough is well combined, incorporate tasty morsels of chocolate – you must add at least two cups of either dark or milk chocolate chips to make every bite full of chocolate goodness!

Bake The Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to shape portions of the cookie dough onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Give each cookie space as they will spread slightly while baking. Bake them for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown edges and firm centers are formed.

Now that you have made these chocolate chip-espresso cookies, you can enjoy your sweet, delicious baked goods. Best enjoyed hot and fresh from the oven, but storing them properly can make these cookies last for up to one week. Keep your cookie jar well-stocked!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for any time of day - enjoy these cookies with your morning coffee or an after dinner treat.
Perfect for any time of day – enjoy these cookies with your morning coffee or an after dinner treat.

What’s great about baking is that you can get creative and play around with different ingredients until you find a combination that works perfectly for your taste buds. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try with this chocolate chip-espresso cookies recipe:

– Vegan: If you’re vegan, try substituting the eggs with flax or chia eggs, and use vegan butter instead of unsalted butter.

– Double Chocolate: For the ultimate chocolate lover, swap out the chocolate chips with dark chocolate chunks or add in some cocoa powder to the dry ingredients to make double chocolate-espresso cookies.

– Toffee Bits: Add in some toffee bits to give the cookies a subtle crunch and caramel flavor.

– Oatmeal Cookies: Swap half of the all-purpose flour for oatmeal to make hearty oatmeal-chocolate chip espresso cookies.

– Coffee Cookies: Swap out the chocolate chips for coffee-infused chocolate chunks or use instant coffee in place of instant espresso.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your favorite variation of this cookie recipe. Just make sure to share your creations with your friends and family so they can enjoy them too!

Serving and Pairing

 Bits of chocolate chips and instant espresso blend together for a match made in cookie heaven.
Bits of chocolate chips and instant espresso blend together for a match made in cookie heaven.

These chocolate chip-espresso cookies are a delectable treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. They are the perfect addition to any brunch, snack or dessert menu. Here are some suggestions for serving and pairing these cookies:

– Pair them with a cup of coffee: These cookies will pair perfectly with your morning cup of coffee. The combination of the espresso powder and chocolate chips will complement the flavor of your favorite coffee.

– Serve them as dessert: These cookies are so delicious that they can stand on their own as a dessert. Serve them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you’ll have the perfect ending to any meal.

– Share them at parties: These cookies are delicious enough to be shared at parties, potlucks or in the office break room. Place them on a platter and watch them disappear within minutes!

– Pack them for lunch: These cookies make great snacks and are perfect for packing in school or work lunches.

– Combine them with other treats: Try combining these cookies with other treats like brownies, muffins or biscotti for a delicious snack plate.

Overall, these chocolate chip-espresso cookies can be paired with any beverage, food or event. No matter how you choose to serve them, these cookies will undoubtedly be an instant hit with everyone who tries them.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside - these cookies are the ultimate comfort food.
Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside – these cookies are the ultimate comfort food.

One of the best things about these Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies is that they can be made ahead of time and stored for later consumption. You can make a big batch for a party or gathering and not have to worry about stressing out over preparation at the last minute.

To make-ahead, store the dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking. This will ensure that the cookies stay fresh and moist. When you’re ready to bake, follow the instructions as usual.

Once baked, these cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. But let’s be honest, who can keep them around that long? They’ll most likely disappear within a day or two because they are just that delicious.

If you want to reheat your Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies, simply heat them up in your oven or microwave until warm. However, they are equally delicious eaten cold straight out of the fridge.

One important warning: Be careful not to store these cookies with other foods that have strong aromas such as onions or garlic – unless you want the cookies to smell like them! After all, you don’t want anything to come between you and those perfect espresso chocolate chips cookies.

So go ahead, take advantage of this fantastic feature and make your life easier by making these tasty treats ahead of time. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 With just a touch of espresso, these cookies will give you the boost of energy you need to power through your day.
With just a touch of espresso, these cookies will give you the boost of energy you need to power through your day.

Great job on making it this far! As a barista who’s been around the block more than once, I have some handy tips and tricks to ensure that your Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies come out perfectly every time.

Tip #1: Brown the butter for maximum flavor

One of the key ingredients in this recipe is unsalted butter. However, to take your cookies to the next level, try browning the butter first. It adds a complex, nutty flavor that perfectly complements the chocolate and espresso. To brown the butter, simply melt it over low heat and let it cook until it turns a golden brown color. Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn!

Tip #2: Use instant espresso powder for a punch of coffee flavor

While the recipe already calls for espresso chocolate chips and espresso powder, I recommend also adding a tablespoon or two of instant espresso powder for even more coffee flavor. This will give your cookies that extra jolt they need to really pack a punch.

Tip #3: Don’t overmix your dough

Mixing your cookie dough too much can lead to tough cookies. Instead, mix until all of the ingredients are just combined. Overworking your dough can lead to spreading, which will make your cookies thin and crispy instead of thick and chewy.

Tip #4: Chill your dough before baking

It can be tempting to pop those bad boys into the oven as soon as you finish mixing them up, but resist the urge! Chilling your dough for at least an hour will help it hold its shape and prevent spreading while baking. This will give you perfectly shaped cookies with a soft, chewy center.

Tip #5: Experiment with substitutions and variations

This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be easily adapted to incorporate different ingredients or dietary restrictions (such as vegan or gluten-free). Try substituting different types of chocolate chips (like vegan chocolate or dark chocolate) or adding in some toffee bits for a crunchy texture.

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to achieve cookie perfection every time. So go ahead and impress your friends and family with this delectable Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies recipe!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re a cookie lover and a coffee enthusiast, this chocolate chip-espresso cookie recipe is perfect for you! With its bold coffee flavor and scrumptious chocolate chips, it will be an instant favorite. Whether you’re looking to make cookies for your friends and family or simply want to indulge in a treat, this recipe will not disappoint.

By using high-quality coffee beans and espresso powder, you’re guaranteed a deep, rich flavor that will balance out perfectly with the sweetness of the chocolate chips. And with the addition of browned butter, these cookies are elevated to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Don’t forget that this recipe is also versatile, and can be adapted to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions by making simple substitutions or variations.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your mixing bowl and ingredients and get ready to impress everyone with this mouthwatering cookie recipe. Trust me; they won’t be able to resist the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip-espresso cookies.

Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies

Chocolate Chip-Espresso Cookies Recipe

Recipe from Cosmogirl! Mag taken from the Food Network's Gale Gand.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 d
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 108.7 kcal


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground espresso or 1 teaspoon other finely ground dark-roasted coffee beans


  • In a small, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pot. Lower to a simmer. Put a glass bowl over the pot; melt 1 3/4 cups of the chocolate chips and all of the butter in it, stirring constantly until it melts.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in the espresso, then mix in the chocolate mixture. Let it cool.
  • Stir in the flour mixture and the remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Put bowl in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to the the dough firm up.
  • Make tablespoon-sized dough balls. Put on cookie sheet and freeze overnight. If a cookie sheet won't fit in your freezer, you can use a plate.
  • To bake, preheat oven to 375ºF. Completely grease a NEW cookie sheet. Don't thaw the dough. Arrange dough balls 2 inches apart on the pan.
  • Bake 7-10 minutes, checking to see if they're done by sticking a toothpick inches If it comes out close to clean, they're ready! If it comes out wet with batter, continue to bake cookies until done. Enjoy!
  • Note: Baking cookies straighht from the freezer will make them chewier on the inside and crispier on the top!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 761gCalories: 108.7kcalCarbohydrates: 14.7gProtein: 1.1gFat: 6.1gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 18.2mgSodium: 28.8mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 12.7g
Keyword Cookie and Brownie, Dessert
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