If you love the flavors of chocolate and coffee melded together you will love these chocolate coffee cookies. This coffee cookie recipe uses coffee extract to yield a substantial, yet not overpowering coffee flavor.
This big batch recipe is perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges or to make as gifts for co-workers and acquaintances. “Wrap” these espresso cookies in a coffee mug for a cute gift idea any time of year.
I’ve enjoyed espresso cookies in the past but it seems like I can never get the coffee flavor to be pronounced enough.
I’ve tried making espresso shots strong enough to grow hair on your chest and I’ve used espresso powder, but my coffee-flavored cookies always came out with the coffee flavor being rather…muted. If you’re making coffee cookies you want to actually taste the coffee!
Enter my new pantry staple: Coffee Extract.
Should I write a thank you note or a love letter to this amazing ingredient? Maybe I’ll write both because this lovely product added just the right amount of coffee flavor to my chocolate coffee cookies.
My official recommendation is to use coffee extract to make coffee cookies since these cookies have just the right amount of both chocolate and coffee flavors, but…
Look what I found on the interwebs that I can’t wait to try next:
Coffee BAKERY EMULSION. Squee! More than 6,000 people are in love with it and a little goes a long way, even further than coffee extract it would seem. Word on the street is that it smells terrible but tastes amazing and when used in baked goods will knock your socks off.
I’m going to try it the next time I bake something coffee flavored and let you know what I think.
For now, use my tried and true recipe with coffee extract so that your chocolate coffee cookies will come out just right. If you feel wild and crazy and want to experiment with the coffee emulsion though, do let me know how it goes.
How to Make Coffee Cookies
Note that even though the coffee extract is a liquid ingredient, you’ll want to add it last. It’s strong stuff and this will allow you to taste the batter (bonus!) and add or withhold the extract accordingly.
Chocolate Coffee Cookies Ingredients
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 4 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coffee extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add heavy cream and fold in by hand.
In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, coffee granules, baking soda, baking powder, and salt)
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture one cup at a time, blending between cups. The batter will be thick and brownie-like.
Gradually add the coffee extract and adjust for taste.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.
See the recipe card below to print out this coffee flavored cookies recipe for easy reference.
Add the coffee extract last so you can adjust the intensity of the flavor As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 194Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 37mgSodium 152mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 15gProtein 2g
Add the coffee extract last so you can adjust the intensity of the flavor
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