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These chocolate coffee cookies have soft centers, chewy edges and are infused with espresso for a rich coffee flavor. The perfect cookie for coffee lovers!

a Coffee Cookie split in half with melty chocolate chips


These coffee cookies are one of my favorite cookie recipes of all time.

They have soft and gooey centers, chewy edges, and a bold coffee flavor, just like these coffee brownies!

Plus, they’re easy to make and only require 30 minutes of chilling! These espresso cookies are truly the perfect cookie for the coffee lover in your life!

overhead view of 7 Coffee Cookies

Coffee Cookies: Ingredients & Substitutions

overhead photo of the ingredients in this Coffee Cookies recipe
  • Salted Butter. Unsalted butter works well too.
  • Granulated Sugar.  White, granulated sugar and organic cane sugar are my top choices. 
  • Light Brown sugar. dark brown sugar can be used instead of light. 
  • All-purpose Flour. I recommend using an unbleached, all-purpose flour. You can use a gluten-free all-purpose baking flour to make them gluten-free.
  • Chocolate Chips. You can use chocolate chunks, chopped chocolate, or chocolate chips. Choose your favorite variety too (dark, semisweet, milk, even white).
  • Espresso powder. instant coffee works in place of espresso powder, although I highly recommend always having espresso powder in your pantry to enhance the flavor of chocolate desserts (like chocolate cake, chocolate cupcakes, etc.)
a stack of 3 Coffee Cookies, one cut in half with the two halves on top of each other

How to Make Coffee Cookies

Let’s walk through how to make this espresso cookie recipe step-by-step, and don’t forget to watch the video.

Begin by combining the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, sea salt, baking powder in a medium bowl. Then set the dry ingredients aside.

two photos showing mixing dry ingredients for this coffee cookies reicpe

Next, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined either in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer,

two photos showing How to Make Coffee Cookies - mixing butter and sugars

Then, beat in the egg and vanilla until fluffy.

two photos showing How to Make Coffee Cookies - adding egg and vanilla

Then, stir in the dry ingredients until combined.

two photos showing How to Make Coffee Cookies - combining wet and dry ingredients

Once the batter is homogenous (uniform throughout), beat in the chocolate chips on low speed until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Then, transfer dough to an airtight container and chill for at least 30 minutes.

two photos showing How to Make Coffee Cookies - adding chocolate chips and scooping dough

After the dough has chilled, preheat the oven and line two large baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Then, use a 1 – 1 ½ Tablespoon cookie scoop to measure out dough and then roll it into balls. Place on prepared cookie sheets evenly spaced, with at least 1 ½” between the cookies.

Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-9 minutes. Take them out when they are just barely set, and starting to crackle around the edges.

two photos showing coffee cookies on a baking sheet before and after baking

Let them the coffee cookies on the baking pan for 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.

11 coffee cookies on a cooling rack

Store

Store these espresso cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

9 Coffee Cookies

How to Freeze Coffee Cookies

You can freeze these coffee cookies in two ways. 

  1. Freeze the dough. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place them on a large baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer to flash-freeze. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container to freeze for up to two months. To bake, remove dough from freezer and let it come to room temperature, then bake according to the recipe instructions. 
  2. Freeze baked cookies. Transfer baked and cooled cookies to an airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month. 
a stack of 4 Coffee Cookies

Coffee Cookies Recipe FAQs

How do you know when coffee cookies are done?

They are done when the tops and edges are just barely set and crackle a little around the edges. Be very careful not to over bake – they have a short bake time of 8-9 minutes.

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely, this recipe doubles very well. You can click on the “2X” button in the recipe card.

up close photo of a Coffee Cookie

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Coffee Cookies Recipe

Laura
These chocolate coffee cookies have soft centers, chewy edges and are infused with espresso for a rich coffee flavor. The perfect cookie for coffee lovers!
5 from 5 votes
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 179
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
chilling30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, sea salt, baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and beat on low speed to combine.
  • Transfer the dough to an airtight container and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Use a 1 ½ to 2 Tablespoon cookie scoop to measure out dough and then roll it into balls. Place on prepared cookie sheets evenly spaced, with at least 1 ½” between the cookies.
  • Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-9 minutes. Take them out when they are just barely set, and starting to crackle around the edges.
  • Let them sit on the baking pan for 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions
  • Salted Butter. Unsalted butter works well too.
  • Granulated Sugar.  White, granulated sugar and organic cane sugar are my top choices. 
  • Light Brown sugar. dark brown sugar can be used instead of light. 
  • All-purpose Flour. I recommend using an unbleached, all-purpose flour. You can use a gluten-free all-purpose baking flour to make them gluten-free.
  • Chocolate Chips. You can use chocolate chunks, chopped chocolate, or chocolate chips. Choose your favorite variety too (dark, semisweet, milk, even white).
  • Espresso powder. instant coffee works in place of espresso powder, although I highly recommend always having espresso powder in your pantry to enhance the flavor of chocolate desserts (like chocolate cake, chocolate cupcakes, etc.).
Store
Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 
To Freeze
You can freeze these coffee cookies in two ways. 
  1. Freeze the dough. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place them on a large baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer to flash-freeze. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container to freeze for up to two months. To bake, remove dough from freezer and let it come to room temperature, then bake according to the recipe instructions. 
  2. Freeze baked cookies. Transfer baked and cooled cookies to an airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Amazing. Texture is perfect. I was hesitant about baking at 375, but 8 minutes was right on. I used Droste Dutch process cocoa powder. I hate to say this, but I did sub 1/4 cup of malt powder for 1/4 cup of white sugar and that worked super well (which I’ve done with other recipes). These are a real hit. 5.00 stars.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these during my entire pregnancy, then for guests, and now for a cookie exchange! Great recipe! I use instant coffee and its just as good