Chocolate Espresso Cookies

The combination of chocolate and espresso is such a match made in heaven to me. I absolutely love how the espresso really enhances the flavor of the chocolate and makes it so deeply flavored. The combination worked so well in my baked espresso donuts that I decided to devise work on a gorgeous cookie recipe to have with some hot cocoa since I knew a snow storm was coming soon. Oh my goodness, they were so soft, chewy and deeply flavored! Best of all they were really easy to make and didn’t even need special equipment. A big bowl and spoon was all that was required.

Like I said, the dough came together really easily. First, I just whisked my dry ingredients together to aerate them together. Then all I did was start with a base of melted butter before I gradually stirred in the rest of the ingredients, with the dry ingredients going in last. It needed to chill for an hour to be firm enough to work with.
Once the dough firmed up, I used a 1.5 inch cookie scoop to get perfect little portions of the dough. I coated each little ball in sugar before I lined them up on two sheet trays. This dough yielded two dozen cookies using that measure, which was perfect! When they came out of the oven they were really crinkly and smelled so incredible.
To me it’s really important to get the cookies on a rack once they are cool enough to handle. That way the bottoms can breathe and they don’t get soggy. Just like the great Mary Berry on Bake Off, I can’t stand a soggy bottom on any of my bakes.

Let me tell you, these babies with a big mug of hot cocoa was pure winter comfort. The deep flavor and pillowy softness of the cookies was just gorgeous. I also loved that I didn’t need to get out my stand mixer or hand mixer for the job and whip up the dough so easily. Hope you all love these too!! xoxo

Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Dough Chilling Time
1 hr
Total Time
25 mins

These soft and chewy chocolate espresso cookies are such a fun and wonderful treat! They are simple to make with no special equipment too.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate Espresso Cookies, Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  1. First, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a smaller bowl and whisk it together. Then pour the melted butter in a large mixing bowl and stir in the brown sugar and cocoa powder. Add in the molasses, espresso powder, egg and vanilla extract next and stir them in well. Finally, slowly add in the dry ingredients as you stir them in until you have a soft dough. Put the bowl in the refrigerator to chill the dough for at least an hour so that it is firm enough to work with.

  2. Once the chilling time is up, pre-heat the oven to 350 and line two sheet trays with either silicone mats or parchment. Use a 1.5 inch cookie scoop to scoop a perfect mound of the dough and smooth it out into a ball. Roll it in the granulated sugar and place it on the sheet tray. Repeat until the dough is gone, you should get 24 cookies with 12 on each tray. Bake them for 12-15 minutes, until they start to crack and are baked through but still soft. Let them cool enough to handle, then move them to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy! They keep for a few days. 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.3g19%
Saturated Fat 7.7g48%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 27.7g9%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 22.2g25%
Protein 1.6g3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Chocolate Espresso Cookies

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