Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Double Chocolate Coffee Cookies


I have just recently developed a love for coffee. I've enjoyed drinking it occasionally for the last few years, but this past week coffee has played a key part in my happiness. :)  With that in mind, I bring you to Monday evening. I was wanting to make a special batch of cookies for my friends at Somerset who I would be seeing the next morning. Sure I could make my regular old (DELICIOUS) chocolate chip cookies, but I wanted something new. Then it came to me--I wanted to create a cookie just for Debbie. She's a coffee lover to say the least, and what girl doesn't love chocolate? I let the creative juices flow and the result was coffee flavored chocolate perfection

with just a taste of coffee. 

You won't be sorry. (Well, unless you eat the whole batch because you can't help yourself.) 


Yields: 3-1/2 dozen medium cookies or 18 jumbo cookies 

Double Chocolate Coffee Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2-3 tsp finely ground coffee (more or less to taste)
1/4  cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup margarine or unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening 
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla 
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, coffee grounds, and cocoa powder until evenly combined.

In a large bowl beat margarine, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in one egg until thoroughly combined and scrape down sides of the bowl. Add in second egg. Beat. Mix in vanilla. In three separate additions, blend flour mixture into the creamed ingredients. Scrape sides of the bowl and blend in chocolate chips, until just combined.

Scoop batter by the tablespoonful (or a cookie scoop) onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are set and center is still soft. Let cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

OR for JUMBO Cookies: Scoop batter by the 1/4 cup onto a baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are set and center is still soft. Let cool completely on a the baking sheet.



  1. I should tell you my husband still raves about these cookies. I mentioned wanting to make a batch of cookies and since all of my recipe books are still in a box, and I told Nate I could just find a cookie recipe on your blog to try. He was like, "Ohhhhhhh, her chocolate coffee cookies were...mmmmm...sooooooo good." I remembered seeing your post about them, so we may try them. :o) I do have a question though, when you say coffee, do you mean instant coffee or coffee grounds? I have both, but when I googled it, I basically discovered coffee grounds in baked items generally too coarse and creates a gross texture. IDK. What specifically do you use?

  2. Laura--That is SO cool to know Nate loved those cookies! I'm glad he got some. :) I hope the recipe works well for you. Good question about the coffee--I actually used whole beans, finely ground, but the internet is right about a slight coarse texture. If you'd like to avoid that issue, the instant coffee might be the way to go. Let me know what you try.

  3. Oh my goodness. They were amazing. Seriously. Everything I thought they would be and more. Like a 10/10.

    BUT you may want to add the sentence, "Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly," or something to that effect somewhere between "In a large bowl beat margarine, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy." and "Mix in one egg until thoroughly combined and scrape down sides of the bowl." The addition of that sentence would have made my cookie-making experience much better. I've made cookies before, but I'm a bit of a "follow the recipe to the LETTER" type girl, and I discovered the error AFTER I added the chocolate chips, meaning I mixed the dry ingredients in by hand. It was a MESS. :oP

  4. Thanks so much for that edit tip, Laura. I'm really sorry I left it out the first time. :D glad they still came out well for you!

  5. Is it possible to cut out on the shortening? Or a better alternative?