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Espresso Chip Cookies

Espresso Chip Cookies

A perfect combination of your morning wake up drink and evening dessert with these Espresso Chip Cookies! Why have two separate items when you can have the delicious combination of both!

What are Espresso Chip Cookies?

Think of your classic chocolate chip cookie with a few sprinkles of espresso powder mixed in!

This base cookie is made with browned butter, flour, sugar, and brown sugar! I love the nuttiness that the browned butter adds with the bitter notes of the espresso. Adding in dark chocolate really creates a balanced cookie that’s not overly sweet.

I feel like this a very complex flavor combination! I personally like to think of this as my grown-up chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Espresso Powder: 101

I actually didn’t know a lot about espresso before this recipe. I’m definitely a tea drinker over here!

Espresso powder and espresso grounds are actually two different things! Espresso powder is brewed espresso that is dehydrated to make these little granules!

It’s a great ingredient for using in baking because it gives you all the punch of flavor that espresso has without having to brew the grounds first!

If you can’t find espresso powder, you can use instant coffee instead!

Ingredient List

The dark chocolate with the espresso powder is a match made in heaven! Now I get the hype behind a mocha drink!!

Get your caffeine and chocolate fix all in one go with these Espresso Chip Cookies!


-Holly Michelle

P.S. Not feeling the coffee? Here’s my recipe for Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

Espresso Chip Cookies

Espresso Chip Cookies

A perfect combination of your morning wake up drink and evening dessert with these Espresso Chip Cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee and chocolate desserts, coffee desserts, espresso chip cookies, espresso cookies, espresso desserts, espresso recipes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting: 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 dozen


  • 12 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Espresso Powder
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips


  • Start by browning the butter.
  • Add butter to a saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the butter is browning and turns a deep amber color, about 7 minutes.
  • Pour butter in a bowl and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Once butter is cooled slightly, add in sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  • Stir together, then add in egg and egg yolk.
  • Add in flour, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder.
  • Stir until just combined, then add in chocolate chips.
  • **Using a small cookie scoop, scoop onto a lined baking sheet. Place about two inches apart, in case they spread.
  • Bake for about 13-15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and enjoy!


** If you don’t want these cookies to spread or to be more chewy, you can chill them for 30 minutes or overnight! 
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