Decadent Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies Recipe

As a barista, I understand that coffee is more than a mere drink. It is a way of life, an art form. That’s why I am thrilled to present to you my latest culinary adventure: Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies Recipe.

These cookies are not for the faint of heart – they pack a punch of coffee flavor, rich cocoa, and decadent chocolate liqueur that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. They are perfect for coffee-lovers who crave something unique and equally satisfying.

Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or want to impress your guests with a delicious dessert, these cookies are sure to do the trick. Made from simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry, this recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your preferences.

So why not take your love for coffee to the next level and indulge in these flavorful Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies? Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies
Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies

Indulge in the heavenly mix of chocolate and coffee liqueur with these decadent cookies! As a barista, I know a thing or two about coffee, and this recipe is perfect for all coffee lovers out there. The combination of brewed coffee and espresso kahlua creates a rich and intense flavor that will have you wanting more.

Not only do these cookies satisfy your sweet tooth, but they also give a boost of caffeine to keep you going throughout the day. Craving some coffee in the middle of the day? Have a cookie! The brewed coffee and espresso kahlua make these cookies an instant pick-me-up.

The chocolate chips add an extra layer of indulgence, making these cookies the perfect treat for any occasion – from parties to after-dinner desserts. Serve them up with a cup of au lait or eat them as is, either way, they are simply irresistible.

What’s even better about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With simple ingredients like butter, sugar, eggs, all-purpose flour, and cocoa powder, these cookies can be whipped up in no time. The addition of cinnamon and vanilla adds another layer to the already complex flavors of the cookies.

But why take my word for it? Try out this recipe yourself and experience the goodness of chocolate, coffee, and liqueur all in one bite! Trust me, these cookies will leave you craving for more.

Ingredient List

 Dive into a chocolate dream with these cookies.
Dive into a chocolate dream with these cookies.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies Recipe:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 3 tbsp of Brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp of Coffee flavored liqueur (Kahlua or any brand)
  • 1 tsp of Instant coffee crystals
  • ½ cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 4 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar for coating

These ingredients are all you need to prepare these heavenly cookie treats! The bolded text provides important information on the key ingredients that will give the cookies their distinct flavor. Be sure to check that you have all the necessary ingredients before starting to bake to avoid any last-minute trips to the grocery store.

The Recipe How-To

 Craving something sweet? Try our Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies!
Craving something sweet? Try our Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies!

Prepare the dough

To prepare the chocolate coffee liqueur cookies, start by preheating the oven to 350°F (175°C). Combine 1 cup of brewed coffee and 2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals in a bowl and mix until the crystals are dissolved. Set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup unsalted butter with 2/3 cup cocoa powder. Mix until the ingredients are combined well. Add in 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix until everything is incorporated.

In another mixing bowl, beat together 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 2 teaspoons Kahlua, and 1/4 cup coffee liqueur until smooth. Slowly pour into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until everything forms a smooth dough.

Add in 1 and 1/3 cups of sugar and continue to mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks of your choice.

Bake the cookies

Take about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time and roll it into balls. Place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown.

Allow the chocolate coffee liqueur cookies to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy these irresistible cookies with a cup of freshly brewed coffee!

Substitutions and Variations

 Can you smell the aroma of fresh baked cookies?
Can you smell the aroma of fresh baked cookies?

In any recipe, there is always room for customization based on individual preferences or dietary restrictions. The Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies Recipe is no exception. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try out to make these cookies your own:

– Flour: If you are gluten-sensitive or prefer a gluten-free option, you can substitute all-purpose flour with almond flour, rice flour or oat flour.

– Butter: You can substitute unsalted butter with salted butter, or margarine. However, it’s important to note that this may change the flavor profile of the cookies and may not yield the same results as the original recipe.

– Sugar: For a healthier option, consider using brown sugar instead of white sugar. Alternatively, you can try using coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup.

– Coffee liqueur: If you don’t have coffee liqueur on hand, you can substitute it with Kahlua or Baileys Irish Cream for a similar flavor profile.

– Chocolate chips: For an added twist to the recipe, consider using dark chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips. You could also use white chocolate chips or caramel chips for a different flavor profile.

– Cinnamon: If you’re looking for something different to add to your cookies, try swapping the cinnamon for cardamom or nutmeg.

Regardless of which substitutions and variations you choose to make, it’s important to keep in mind that they may affect the final texture and taste of the cookies. It’s always recommended to make small batches before making larger modifications to ensure the perfect outcome. Remember that recipes are meant to be adapted and there’s nothing wrong with adding your personal touch to this delicious dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 These cookies are a perfect gift for your coffee-loving friend!
These cookies are a perfect gift for your coffee-loving friend!

Picture this: a gooey, freshly baked cookie filled with melted chips of dark chocolate and infused with the rich, bold flavors of brewed coffee and coffee liqueur. Paired with a piping hot cup of coffee or espresso, it’s a match made in heaven – the perfect treat for any coffee lover.

These chocolate coffee liqueur cookies are versatile enough to be enjoyed any time of the day, whether as a mid-morning snack or a post-dinner dessert. Serve them fresh out of the oven or at room temperature, with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream to take them to the next level.

For an indulgent twist, turn these cookies into biscotti dipped in coffee chocolate sauce for a sophisticated after dinner treat. To make this decadent dessert, simply bake the cookies twice until crisp and golden brown, then slice and dip them into melted dark chocolate mixed with brewed espresso or Kahlua.

And why not pair these cookies with a speciality coffee drink? They go perfectly well with some Baileys Irish Cream or Kurumba Coconut-Flavoured Liqueur Mixed With Coffee served in a French Cafe Au Lait. These cookies are also great served alongside traditional Italian desserts like Tiramisu or cannolis.

Whatever your serving preference, these chocolate coffee liqueur cookies will truly delight your palate and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Sweetness paired with a kick of coffee liqueur makes the perfect combination.
Sweetness paired with a kick of coffee liqueur makes the perfect combination.

These chocolate coffee liqueur cookies are best enjoyed fresh, but they can be prepared ahead of time to save you some time and hassle. You can make these cookies up to 5 days ahead of time and store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They will maintain their freshness and chewiness if you follow this storing method.

Another option is to freeze the unbaked dough. Simply mix up the dough, shape it into balls, and freeze them on a baking sheet. Once frozen, place the dough balls into a freezer bag and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Bake them directly from frozen, adding on a few extra minutes of baking time as needed.

If you have leftover cookies, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you want to keep them longer than that or if you’re planning on gifting them, store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for longer shelf-life.

Reheating these cookies is easy – simply pop one or two into your microwave for 10-15 seconds until warm and gooey. Another way to reheat them is by wrapping them individually in aluminum foil and putting them in a preheated oven at 350°F for around 3-5 minutes (depending on their size). Serve them warm with a cup of freshly brewed coffee for a delicious treat that will satisfy all coffee lovers’ cravings!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cookies are perfect for a cozy night in paired with a cup of coffee.
These cookies are perfect for a cozy night in paired with a cup of coffee.

If you’re looking to make the perfect chocolate coffee liqueur cookies, then follow these tips for guaranteed success.

First and foremost, use freshly brewed coffee. This will give your cookies a rich, robust flavor that cannot be replicated by instant coffee crystals. You can also experiment with different types of coffee to find the flavor that best suits your taste buds.

Next, don’t overmix your dough. Overworking the dough can result in tough cookies instead of light, fluffy ones. Mix your ingredients until just combined and stop as soon as the dough comes together in a cohesive mass.

Make sure to measure out your ingredients accurately. Accurate measurements ensure that the ratio of dry to wet ingredients is correct, resulting in evenly baked cookies. Invest in a kitchen scale if you don’t already have one, as this will allow for more precise measurements than using measuring cups alone.

Chill your dough before baking it. Chilling helps the ingredients meld together and firm up, reducing the chance of the cookies spreading too much during baking.

Use high-quality chocolate chips for an extra dose of chocolatey goodness. Look for chips with at least 60% cacao content for optimal flavor and texture.

Lastly, keep an eye on your baking time. Every oven is slightly different, and overbaking can quickly turn your cookies from delicious to burnt. Bake until the edges are just beginning to brown while keeping the center still soft and uncooked-looking which will set as it cools down.

By following these tips, you’ll have perfect chocolate coffee liqueur cookies every time.


Now that you know how to make chocolate coffee liqueur cookies, it’s time for some frequently asked questions. It’s always good to have a clear understanding of the recipe and any issues that may arise during the baking process. Let’s take a closer look at some of the common inquiries asked by coffee lovers venturing into this baking world.

What are the cookies you eat with coffee called?

Biscotti is an Italian cookie that has been enjoyed for centuries. It got its name from the process of being “twice baked” and was originally made in the town of Prato. Its crunchy texture made it an ideal option for Roman soldiers to carry with them for extended periods of time. While the Italians often pair biscotti with wine, it is typically enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee in other parts of the world.

How long do coffee cookies last?

For a milder coffee flavor in your cookies, you may opt to omit the 2 tablespoons of coffee from the dry ingredients. It’s recommended to store the cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. At room temperature, they’ll be good for about a week. In case you have cookie dough left, it’s safe to keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months. If baking straight from the freezer, add an extra minute to the baking time.

What is the best cookie to have with coffee?

There are few things that are as timeless as a warm chocolate chip cookie. These baked goods share the same characteristics as a great coffee pairing, such as a satisfying texture and a mild taste.

How to make cookies with cacao?

To prepare a delicious chocolate cake, we will need 140 grams (equivalent to one cup if you dip and sweep) of all-purpose flour, 50 grams (or half a cup) of cocoa powder, and half a teaspoon of baking soda. For the batter, we’ll use 150 grams of unsalted butter, 175 grams (½ cup and ⅓ cup) of granulated sugar, a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and one large egg.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these chocolate coffee liqueur cookies are perfect for those who love the combination of coffee and chocolate. With their rich flavor and chewy texture, they make a perfect dessert or snack for any occasion. Plus, they are quite easy to make and can be adapted according to your taste preferences.

So, if you’re a lover of coffee and chocolate like me, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try. Not only will you have a delicious treat to enjoy, but you’ll also impress your friends and family with your gourmet baking skills.

Remember, with every bite of these cookies, you’ll feel the pleasure of sipping a fresh brewed coffee au lait and indulging on dark chocolate truffles. Trust me, once you try them, you won’t be able to resist having just one more.

So what are you waiting for? Head to your kitchen and start baking!

Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies

Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies Recipe

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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Beverage-inspired
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 102.1 kcal


  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 3 -4 tablespoons brewed coffee, cooled


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, 2/3 cup butter & 1/3 cup coffee.
  • Add 1/4 cup liqueur, eggs, melted chocolate & vanilla extract.
  • Beat at medium speed until mixture is creamy, scraping bowl often.
  • Add the remaining cookie ingredients.
  • Reduce speed to low. Beat mixture until well combined.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes or until set.
  • Let stand for 1 minute, remove from cookie sheets & allow to cool completely, set aside.
  • Combine frosting ingredients, except the 3-4 Tbsp coffee, in a medium mixer bowl.
  • Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often & gradually adding enough coffee for desired spreading consistency.
  • When completely cooled, frost the cookies with prepared frosting.
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate chips if you like.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1638gCalories: 102.1kcalCarbohydrates: 16.8gProtein: 1gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 62.7mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 12g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, Oven
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