Indulge in Decadent Chocolate Coffee Cookies Today!

Are you a coffee lover looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite drink? Look no further than this Chocolate Coffee Cookie recipe. With the perfect blend of chocolate and instant coffee granules, these delicious cookies are sure to become a new favorite.

As a barista, I know the importance of taking time to savor each sip of coffee. Just like a perfectly crafted latte or cappuccino, these cookies are the result of quality ingredients and attention to detail.

Not only do these cookies taste amazing, but they are also easy to make with simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. Whether you’re enjoying them for breakfast with your morning coffee, or as an afternoon pick-me-up, these chocolate coffee cookies are the perfect treat. So grab a mug of your favorite brew and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Coffee Cookies
Chocolate Coffee Cookies

Have you ever had chocolate coffee cookies? They are a delightful treat that combines the rich flavor of chocolate with the boldness of coffee. I guarantee you will love this recipe, and here’s why:

First, these cookies are perfect for any time of day. The instant coffee granules in the recipe add a boost of caffeine to help you power through your morning, but they are also an excellent dessert option after dinner.

Second, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can swap out the chocolate chips for walnuts or other nuts if you prefer. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, try adding some dark chocolate chunks for a double chocolate espresso cookie.

Third, these cookies are easy to make. All you need is a few simple ingredients that I’m sure you already have in your pantry, including flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. No need for any fancy equipment or complicated techniques.

Fourth, these cookies are perfect for sharing. Whether it’s with your co-workers at the office or your family at home, everyone will love these delectable treats. This recipe makes about 3-4 dozen cookies depending on how big you make them, so you’ll have plenty to go around.

Fifth and lastly, these chocolate coffee cookies are just downright delicious! They have a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness from the cocoa powder and instant espresso powder which makes them full of flavor and extremely satisfying.

In conclusion, there is no way you won’t fall in love with this recipe once you try it. These chocolate coffee cookies are not only easy to make but also a great treat that everyone will adore. So whip up a batch today and let me know what you think!

Ingredient List

 Wake up and smell the chocolate coffee cookies!
Wake up and smell the chocolate coffee cookies!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Crisco shortening
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules or espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips

The Recipe How-To

 Brew-tifully crafted with rich flavors of coffee and cocoa.
Brew-tifully crafted with rich flavors of coffee and cocoa.

Now that we’ve got the ingredients ready let’s move on to the fun part – making the Chocolate Coffee Cookies!

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) for chewy cookies or 375°F (190°C) for crispy cookies.

Step 2: Cream Butter and Sugars

In a medium bowl, mix together 2 sticks (1 cup/226g) of softened unsalted butter, ¾ cup brown sugar (packed), and ¼ cup granulated white sugar until it is light and fluffy.

Step 3: Add Egg and Vanilla Extract

Add 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to your mixture in the same bowl. Mix these ingredients well until they are fully incorporated.

Step 4: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a separate large bowl, sift together your dry ingredients – 2 cups of all-purpose flour, ½ cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules or espresso powder.

Step 5: Combine the Mixtures

Mix your dry ingredient mixture into your medium bowl wet ingredient mixture until it is well combined.

Step 6: Add Chocolate Chips

Fold in one cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Step 7: Make Dough Balls

Scoop dough by rounded spoonfuls (about two tablespoons each) onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make sure to space them about two inches apart from each other.

Step 8: Bake Your Cookies

For chewy cookies bake them for about 11-12 minutes, or until the edges have set up but the centers still look soft. For crispy cookies, bake them for around 12-14 minutes or until they are completely set.

Step 9: Cool and Enjoy!

Once done, remove your cookies from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes on their baking sheet. Transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days or freeze for longer storage.

There you have it! Enjoy your freshly made Chocolate Coffee Cookies with a cup of hot coffee or milk.

Substitutions and Variations

 Take a delicious break with these chocolate treats.
Take a delicious break with these chocolate treats.

One of the best things about this chocolate coffee cookies recipe is that it’s highly customizable. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try to make a cookie that suits your preference:

– Walnuts: If you’re allergic to nuts or not fond of walnuts, you can omit them from the recipe.

– Espresso powder: If you don’t have instant espresso or espresso powder, instant coffee granules will work as a substitute.

– Flour: If you need a gluten-free option, substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour.

– Butter and Crisco shortening: You can use either all unsalted butter or all Crisco shortening. Keep in mind that using only shortening will make the cookies slightly puffier than using all butter.

– Chocolate chips: You can use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate chips. Or, you could even try combining different types of chocolate for a unique twist.

– Vegan option: To make vegan chocolate coffee cookies, swap out the eggs for flax eggs (1 tbsp. ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp. water) and use vegan butter alternatives for unsalted butter and Crisco shortening.

Keep in mind that substituting some ingredients may affect texture and taste. Experimenting with different variations can be fun but be mindful to keep the balance of ingredients to ensure the texture is perfect.

Serving and Pairing

 When life gives you coffee, make chocolate coffee cookies.
When life gives you coffee, make chocolate coffee cookies.

These chocolate coffee cookies are best served with a hot cup of coffee or a steaming mug of tea. They are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, a dessert after dinner or just a midday snack.

For a more decadent treat, serve them warm with a dollop of whipped cream, chocolate sauce or caramel drizzle. The richness of the cocoa powder and the instant espresso granules complement well with the sweetness of cream and chocolate.

The addition of walnuts in this recipe makes these cookies ideal when paired with a glass of red wine, especially a port or merlot. The robust flavor and the nutty aroma add depth to the overall tasting experience.

If you want to serve these cookies as part of an afternoon tea party, you can pair them with an herbal tea such as chamomile or peppermint. The aromas and flavors of these teas bring out the subtle notes in the cookie dough while offering a refreshing balance to their rich flavor.

Finally, these delicious chocolate coffee cookies make great party favors or small gifts. You can wrap them up in cellophane bags with ribbon or place them in a decorative box for gifting. Don’t forget to add a handwritten note that mentions how much love and care went into making them!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your cravings with these heavenly bites of goodness.
Satisfy your cravings with these heavenly bites of goodness.

These chocolate coffee cookies are perfect for making ahead of time and storing in an airtight container, so you can enjoy them whenever you’re in need of a sweet treat. The cookie dough can be made up to two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Once baked, these cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to five days. They also freeze well and will last up to three months in the freezer. To store, place the cookies in a single layer in a freezer-safe container or bag with a layer of parchment paper between each cookie.

If you want to reheat your cookies, simply pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or place them on a baking sheet and heat them in a preheated oven at 350°F for 3-5 minutes until warmed through.

These cookies are also versatile and can be customized to fit any dietary restrictions. Need a vegan version? Swap out the egg and butter for plant-based alternatives such as flaxseed or coconut oil. Want darker, more intense chocolate flavor? Add some espresso powder or use dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.

Overall, these chocolate coffee cookies are easy to make, delicious, and versatile. You’ll love having them on hand for those late-night cravings or bringing them along to share with friends and family!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A cookie that's that's as bold and rich as your favorite coffee.
A cookie that’s that’s as bold and rich as your favorite coffee.

When making chocolate coffee cookies, there are a few tips and tricks to help ensure a perfect result every time. Follow these guidelines to achieve chewy, decadent cookies that will impress any dessert lover.

Firstly, it’s important to get your ingredients at room temperature before you begin baking. This allows for easier mixing and a smoother texture in the cookie dough. Take your Crisco shortening, butter, and eggs out of the fridge at least an hour before you plan to start baking.

Another key step is to cream together the sugars and fats thoroughly. Use an electric mixer or stand mixer so you don’t tire out your arms. The mixture should be light and fluffy before you start adding any other ingredients.

When it’s time to add in the dry goods, remember not to overmix once the flour has been added. Overmixing can make cookies dry and tough rather than tender and buttery.

For extra flavor, feel free to add in some chopped walnuts or chunks of dark chocolate espresso beans. If you’re vegan or have dietary restrictions, substitute margarine for butter and use an egg alternative such as flax eggs.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this recipe. Try swapping out the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips or chopped dried fruit like cherries or figs. You could also sprinkle a small amount of flaky sea salt on top of each cookie for a salty-sweet flavor contrast.

With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating some truly delicious chocolate espresso cookies that are perfect for any occasion.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the mouth-watering chocolate coffee cookies recipe is sure to leave your taste buds craving for more. Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or just love to indulge in something sweet, this recipe has got you covered. The perfect combination of chocolate chips and instant coffee granules will leave you amazed by how delicious it tastes.

If you’re looking for a dessert that is easy to make and can be enjoyed at any time of the day, then this recipe is just what you need. The list of ingredients is easily available, and the step-by-step instructions make it easy for even a novice baker to whip up this delicious treat.

Don’t forget to share your version of the chocolate coffee cookies recipe with your friends and family members. This recipe can also be customized according to your preferences, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients and create your unique twist.

So, I highly recommend that you try out this chocolate coffee cookies recipe as soon as possible. Take it from a barista; this recipe is perfect for elevating your coffee routine or enjoying as an afternoon snack. Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Chocolate Coffee Cookies

Chocolate Coffee Cookies Recipe

These are the best and one of my favorite cookie recipes, and I have made my share of many recipes over the years but have always come back time after time to make these cookies, I just love the coffee and chocolate taste! --- you may substitute 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla for the maple extract 🙂
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 COOKIES
Calories 147.6 kcal


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


  • Set oven to 350°.
  • Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  • Prepare/grease a large cookie sheet.
  • Cream sugars with butter and shortening (about 2 minutes).
  • Beat in egg and maple extract.
  • In a bowl, sift dry ingredients, and add to the creamed mixture; beat until combined.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes (don't overbake!).
  • Cool and remove to a wire rack.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 989gCalories: 147.6kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1.2gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 14.3mgSodium: 112.5mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 11.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies
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