Mouth-Watering Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Welcome coffee lovers and baking enthusiasts alike! Today, I’m excited to share my recipe for Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are the perfect combination of crispy outer edges and soft, chewy centers with a burst of rich, coffee flavor.

As a barista and avid baker, these cookies have become a staple in my kitchen, and I can assure you that they’ll be a hit at your next gathering or indulgent treat for yourself.

But what makes this cookie truly special? It’s the addition of instant espresso powder, which not only enhances the coffee flavor but also gives them that crispy texture we all love in our cookies. And let’s not forget about the dark chocolate chips that balance out the sweetness with their bitter notes.

So are you ready to elevate your cookie game? Let’s get started on this crunchy yet soft and decadent journey of crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever wanted the perfect combination of sweet and savory in your cookies? Look no further than this Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. What makes this cookie stand out above the rest is its use of instant espresso powder and dark chocolate chips, adding a depth of coffee flavor to the classic chocolate chip cookie.

The texture of these cookies is also unbeatable. With the use of both all-purpose flour and bread flour, these cookies have a crispy edge but remain soft and chewy on the inside. Imagine biting into a freshly baked cookie that combines crisp edges with a soft, chewy center that will keep you coming back for more.

But what truly sets this recipe apart is its versatility. Whether you prefer whole grain or thin, crispy, chewy cookies, you can customize this recipe to meet your specific preferences.

Not only will these cookies satisfy your taste buds, but they are also easy to make. With simple ingredients like unsalted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, they can be made quickly and easily in just a few steps.

So why not give this recipe a try? Impress your friends and family with these delicious Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies at your next gathering or enjoy them as an afternoon snack with a cup of brewed coffee. Once you’ve had a taste of these cookies, you’ll never go back to regular chocolate chip cookies again.

Ingredient List

 These cookies will be your new coffee break best friend.
These cookies will be your new coffee break best friend.

Let’s get ready to bake! Here is everything you will need to create these delicious Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Dry Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • Bread flour (1/4 cup)
  • Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
  • Kosher salt (1 teaspoon)
  • Espresso powder or instant coffee (2 tablespoons)
  • Dark chocolate chips or chunks (2/3 cup)

Wet Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter, melted and cooled (1 cup or 2 sticks)
  • White sugar (3/4 cup)
  • Dark brown sugar, packed (3/4 cup)
  • Large egg, room temperature (1)
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)

Make sure to have all ingredients at room temperature before starting.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to indulge in these crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies.
Get ready to indulge in these crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies.

Now, let’s get to making these crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies. Follow the steps below to achieve that perfect balance of crispy and chewy texture with every bite.


  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups dark chocolate chips


Step 1: Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Mix together dry ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and instant espresso powder until combined.

Step 3: Cream butter and sugars
In another large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated white sugar, and dark brown sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 3 minutes on medium-high speed.

Step 4: Add eggs and vanilla
Add in the eggs one at a time and stir until well combined. Then add in the vanilla extract and beat on medium-high speed until it’s incorporated.

Step 5: Add dry ingredients
Using a spatula or wooden spoon, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients about one-third at a time. Stir well between each addition.

Step 6: Fold in chocolate chips
Once all of the flour is mixed in thoroughly, fold in the dark chocolate chips until fully combined.

Step 7: Scoop dough balls onto lined baking sheet
Using a medium cookie scoop or spoon (about 2 tablespoons), scoop the dough and place it on your lined baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

Step 8: Bake cookies
Bake your cookies one sheet at a time, for roughly 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and crispy while the centers are still soft and chewy.

Step 9: Cool and serve
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, serve them up with a tall glass of cold milk or freshly brewed coffee.

Congratulations, you’ve made yourself some delicious crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy your tasty creation!

Substitutions and Variations

 Crispy, crunchy, and full of chocolatey goodness.
Crispy, crunchy, and full of chocolatey goodness.

When it comes to making crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies, there are some variations and substitutions you can play with to enhance or personalize the recipe. Here are a few ideas:

– Flour: You can use different types of flour or even a combination of flours to add more texture and nutrition to your cookies. For example, you can use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour for a chewier and heartier result, or swap some of the white flour for whole grain or almond flour for a nuttier and gluten-free option.

– Sugar: You can adjust the sweetness level and flavor profile of your cookies by modifying the sugar ratio or type. You can use more or less white sugar, switch the dark brown sugar for muscovado sugar or coconut sugar, or mix in some molasses or honey. Keep in mind that using less sugar may affect the texture and color of the cookies.

– Butter: You can experiment with different types of fat or shortenings to achieve a distinct taste or texture. For instance, you can substitute some of the butter with vegetable shortening for a crisper texture and longer shelf-life, or replace all the butter with brown butter for a nutty and aromatic twist.

– Espresso Powder: If you don’t have instant espresso powder on hand, you can use brewed coffee instead, but make sure it’s strong and cooled down before mixing with the dough. Alternatively, you can use instant coffee granules, matcha powder or cocoa powder to create different flavors and colors.

– Chocolate Chips: While dark chocolate chips are standard for this recipe, you can swap them with other types of chocolate or add more mix-ins to your preference. For example, you can use milk chocolate, white chocolate or caramel chips for a sweeter and creamier taste, mix in some chopped nuts or dried fruit for more crunch and flavor, or sprinkle some sea salt on top of each cookie for a savory balance.

Remember that experimenting with substitutions and variations may affect the outcome of your cookies, so be prepared to modify the baking time, temperature or dough consistency accordingly. However, don’t be afraid to try new things and unleash your creativity in the kitchen – that’s what makes cookie baking fun and rewarding!

Serving and Pairing

 A match made in heaven: coffee and chocolate.
A match made in heaven: coffee and chocolate.

These crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies are a true delight to serve and pair. They have the perfect combination of crispy edges and chewy centers, and the coffee flavor is out of this world. If you are a coffee lover, you will enjoy every bite.

I suggest serving them with a cup of freshly brewed coffee for an extra dose of caffeine. You can also pair them with a glass of cold milk, hot chocolate or your favorite tea, depending on your taste preferences.

These cookies are great for a mid-day snack, dessert or even breakfast treat. They are versatile and can be enjoyed any time of the day. You can pack them in a lunchbox or take them on-the-go for a quick pick-me-up.

If you want to take your cookie pairing to the next level, try dipping them in melted dark chocolate or drizzling caramel sauce on top. It will elevate the flavors and add richness to the cookies.

Overall, these crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies stand strong alone but make an even better impression when paired with your favorite beverage or topping.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Take your cookie game to the next level with these coffee-infused treats.
Take your cookie game to the next level with these coffee-infused treats.

These crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies can be made ahead of time and stored for later consumption. To make them ahead of time, prepare the cookie dough as per the recipe instructions, then use a cookie scoop or spoon to form them into balls. Place the cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet then freeze them until they are solid, around 2 hours should do the trick.

Once they’re solid, transfer the cookie dough balls into an airtight container or plastic bag and store them in the freezer. You can keep them for up to three months, making them an excellent option for busy times or when you just want something sweet to pop in the oven on short notice.

To bake them from frozen, preheat your oven as normal and place the frozen cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for an extra minute or two than usual until they’re golden brown on top.

As for storing already-baked cookies, be sure to let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll last up to a week this way but if you want to keep them around longer, you can freeze them as well. Just make sure that they are completely cooled down first and that you stack layers of cookies with parchment between each layer.

If you have leftovers and would like to reheat just one or two cookies at a time, microwave them for 10-15 seconds before consuming. This will ensure that they’re soft and not overcooked.

With these storing and reheating tips, you will always have some crispy and chewy coffee chocolate chip cookies on hand whenever you want to indulge in some sweet treats!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't forget a glass of cold milk to go with these delicious cookies.
Don’t forget a glass of cold milk to go with these delicious cookies.

Making cookies is a fun and rewarding experience, but it’s important to keep some key things in mind to ensure that your crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies come out perfectly! Here are some tips to help you get the most out of this recipe:

1. Use good quality ingredients. High-quality ingredients make a big difference in the final product, so spring for the good stuff whenever you can. This means using real butter instead of margarine or vegetable shortening, dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, and high-quality espresso powder instead of instant coffee.

2. Chill your dough. The dough for these cookies can be quite soft, so it’s important to chill it before baking to prevent spreading. I recommend chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes before scooping and shaping the cookies.

3. Measure carefully. Baking is a science, and precise measurements are crucial for getting consistent results. Use measuring cups and spoons to measure out your ingredients accurately.

4. Adjust for altitude. If you live at a high altitude, you may need to adjust the recipe slightly for best results. Consult an altitude adjustment chart or make adjustments as needed based on your experience with baking at higher elevations.

5. Watch your oven temperature. Make sure your oven is properly preheated before baking, and keep an eye on the cookies while they’re in the oven to prevent them from overbrowning or burning.

6. Use parchment paper or silicone mats. These can help prevent sticking and ensure that your cookies bake evenly.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making the best crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies ever!


As a barista and someone who loves coffee, I know that sometimes recipes can be tricky. That’s why I wanted to include this FAQ section to address some of the most common questions and concerns that may come up when making these crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies. So, without further ado, let’s dive into some helpful tips and troubleshoot any possible bumps along the way.

What makes a cookie crispier?

To achieve a desirable light and crispy texture in chocolate chip cookies, it is recommended to use granulated sugar and vegetable shortening with a prolonged, deliberate baking process. However, using a blend of vegetable shortening and butter or sticking to only butter can still result in a satisfactory crunchy cookie.

Does butter or shortening make a Crispier cookie?

When it comes to making cookies, the type of fat used can make a big difference in the final product. If you use butter, which has a lower melting point than shortening, your cookies may turn out flatter and crispier. This is because the dough will spread more during baking before it has a chance to set, resulting in a thinner and crisper cookie.

What makes a cookie chewy or crisp?

When it comes to making cookies, the texture can vary greatly depending on the ingredients and techniques used. Factors such as the type of flour, sugar, and butter can all impact whether your cookies turn out crispy or chewy. Additionally, the inclusion of eggs or the use of melted versus softened butter can also play a role in the final texture of your cookies.

What makes cookies flat and crispy?

When your cookies come out flat every time you bake them, despite using different recipes, it could mean that your oven is overheating. The excess heat causes the butter to melt too quickly, not giving the other ingredients enough time to set properly to create a stable cookie structure. This results in a flat and disappointing outcome. But don’t worry, I’ve got some tips to help you fix this issue!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings with a caffeine kick. Their crispy edges, chewy centers, and coffee flavor make them an irresistible treat for any coffee or chocolate lover.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is easy to follow and can be adapted to your preferences. You can switch up the type of chocolate chips you use, add nuts, or even sprinkle sea salt on top for a gourmet touch.

Plus, with the option to make-ahead, store, and reheat these cookies, you can have them anytime you want. So why not surprise your friends and family with a batch of homemade crispy coffee chocolate chip cookies? They’ll thank you for it.

What makes this cookie stand out is the combination of the rich flavors of espresso chocolate and dark brown sugar mixed into the cookie dough. These thin crispy chewy cookies are perfect for dipping into brewed coffee at home or with coworkers at the office.

All in all, these cookies are easy to make with simple ingredients that are readily available in most households. So what are you waiting for? Grab some unsalted butter, chocolate chips, instant espresso powder and start baking this delicious recipe today!

Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This recipe is from the YouTube channel Tasty101. It makes a browned-butter, slightly mocha-flavoured crispy chocolaty cookie and lots of them. Might be the best I've ever had.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 1635.9 kcal


  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, preferably browned and cooled
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 1 teaspoon salt, crystals (to garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Chop dark chocolate into chunks and set aside.
  • Sift flours into a bowl with salt and baking soda.
  • Brown butter in a pan. When it turns golden brown pour into a liquid measuring cup. Add water to equal one cup. Cool to room temperature.
  • Cream together sugars, vanilla, espresso powder, and room temperature browned butter. Mix in egg and yolk. Add dry ingredients in 1/3 increments mixing just until mostly combined.
  • Fold in chocolates.
  • Scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Chill overnight or one hour or not at all.
  • Sprinkle a few salt crystals on each cookie before you bake them. Bake 12-14 minutes.
  • Yield depends on the size of your scoops.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1089gCalories: 1635.9kcalCarbohydrates: 193.7gProtein: 18.5gFat: 98.2gSaturated Fat: 60.2gCholesterol: 280mgSodium: 2816.6mgFiber: 11.5gSugar: 120.8g
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