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Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These coffee cookies are studded with a ton of chocolate chunks and are made with brewed black coffee and dry ground coffee. They will be sure to give you a pick me up any day!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate and coffee, chocolate chunk cookies, coffee cookies, easy chocolate chunk cookies, homemade chocolate chunk cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large yolk
  • 2-3 teaspoons dry ground coffee granules sub instant coffee or espresso powder
  • 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 and gather the ingredients.
  • 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.
    butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a stand mixer bowl
  • Add in the whole egg and then the yolk, and mix.
    Smooth cookie batter at the bottom of a mixing bowl
  • 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.
    A sheet pan lined with parchment paper with balls of cookie dough lined up on it and an ice cream scooper on the side of the pan.
  • Chill the dough for an hour or up to overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 350° F and 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.
    6 scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough on brown parchment paper on a small rimmed baking sheet on a gray surface
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes on the lower rack in your oven. The cookies are done when the edges are golden brown.
    Coffee cookies piled on top of white parchment paper.



  • 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.
  • You can substitute espresso powder for the instant coffee or dry coffee granules 
  • Speed up the process of chilling by placing them in the freezer for 20 minutes
  • For the brewed coffee- dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee in one tablespoon of hot water. Cool and add to the batter


Nutrition Facts
Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 343IU7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.