Originally published April 2018, updated October 2019. These coffee cookies are studded with a ton of chocolate chunks and are made with brewed coffee and coffee granules. They will be sure to give you a pick me up any day!
Ok, so let’s talk about these coffee cookies.
Just gonna cut to the chase here because taking any more time means taking time away from me shoving more cookies in my face.
Think of these cookies as like an everyday drink that has been spiked with your favorite alcohol. (I always go back to alcohol, omg what is that).
Thats what these are to me. Classic chewy chocolate chunk cookies that are laced with a hint of rich coffee flavor.
- Chewy? Check.
- Buttery? Check.
- Chocolatey? Check.
- Coffee buzz? Check, check, check.
Can you tell I love coffee?
I’m that person who wants to go to bed at night only because the morning equals coffee.
Most importantly, I love to dunk chocolate chip cookies in my coffee. So why not combine the two into coffee cookies! They are super easy to make and are delicious with that added boost from coffee granules.
Plus, the best part is that you can tell your small children that just like alcohol (womp there it is), these cookies are for adults only. There, now you won’t even have to share.
What’s in these chocolate chunk coffee cookies?
The ingredients you’ll need for these chocolate coffee cookies are fairly standard:
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- ground or instant coffee
- chocolate chunks
Chocolate Chips vs. Chunks
You can use either chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. I always think the chunks look prettier and more rustic though because it gives you different sizes of chocolate which result in those beautiful pools of chocolate when baked.
How to make coffee cookies :
Cream together the butter and sugars until smooth, then add the rest of the wet ingredients in one at a time. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, then stir in the chocolate.
I used a big ice cream scooper to measure out the cookie dough. It ensures the cookies will be the same size, but a large spoon works too. Drop the cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet and chill the dough for at least an hour before baking.
If you don’t, the coffee cookies will spread too much in the oven and they won’t turn out as chewy as they should be (and trust me, you want that chewiness!).
Bake the cookies until golden around the edges. Then try to keep yourself from eating the whole batch right away. Best of luck with that!
Can I freeze cookies for later?
YES!! Let the cookies cool to room temperature before freezing. When you’re ready to eat the frozen cookies, you can either let them thaw to room temperature on the counter or reheat them in the oven.
How to freeze the coffee cookie dough:
If you want to freeze the cookie dough balls, freeze them on a baking sheet for an hour or so to let them set, and then transfer them to a freezer bag. No need to defrost before baking, just pop them into the preheated oven!
How to store these cookies:
Keep them in an airtight container or ziploc bag on the counter for 3-5 days.
Okay guys, enough chit chat. You should’ve been shoveling a freshly baked cookie into your mouth ages ago!
Need more cookie recipes?
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Crispy and Chewy Giant Funfetti Cookies
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze
- Chewy Lemon Coconut Cookies
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Coffee Cookies with Chocolate Chunks
These coffee cookies are studded with a ton of chocolate chunks and are made with brewed coffee and coffee granules. They will be sure to give you a pick me up any day!
- Prep Time: 75 mins
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 90 mins
- Yield: About 18 cookies 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: cookie
- Cuisine: american
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
- 2–3 teaspoons ground coffee granules or sub instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons brewed black coffee, can be instant!
- 2.5 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks or chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugars and mix on low-medium until smooth. Do not overmix or the cookies will spread more than they should.
- Add in the whole egg and then the yolk, and mix.
- Add in ground coffee, vanilla, and brewed coffee, mix on low to combine.
- Turn the mixer off and add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and then turn the mixer on low moving up to medium speed as the dry ingredients incorporate into the wet.
- When an evenly mixed dough forms, stop the mixer and stir in the chocolate chunks in by hand so as not to break them up.
- Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, scoop out evenly sized balls and place them on the baking sheet. You want them to be taller rather than wider. They can also be close to each other here because they are just going in the refrigerator to chill before baking.
- Chill the dough for an hour or up to overnight.
- Preheat your oven to 350° F.
- Separate the dough balls on two different baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Make sure they are 1-2 inches apart to allow for spreading.
- Bake for 15 minutes on the lower rack in your oven. The cookies are done when the edges are golden brown.
- Only mix the butter and sugar until combined. Do not overmix or the cookies will spread.
- If you want more coffee flavor use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and an extra 1/2 teaspoon brewed coffee or sub the vanilla extract for coffee extract.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 180
- Sugar: 21g
- Sodium: 44mg
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 8g
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