Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are an improvement on the original recipe when you add a little coffee and some dark chocolate, perfect for anyone needing a caffeine fix.


I’m a night owl, which is, by my calculations, the exact opposite of a morning person.

I’m the kind of person who’d rather burn the midnight oil than wake up with the chickens. I can sometimes be hard on myself though, and do both.

And boy, do I pay for it! And so does everyone around me. Let’s just say it’s unpleasant!

To survive, I rely on coffee.

(I know, we covered this the other day, but I just really like coffee. Is that a crime?) 

In the event that you need a little crunch with your caffeine, try these Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies.

They’ve quickly become one of my favorite cookies. All you fellow night owls can thank me later.

// susannah

Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
These chocolate chip cookies are an improvement on the original recipe when you add a little coffee and some dark chocolate, perfect for anyone needing a caffeine fix.
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  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso or coffee powder
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs


  • Preheat oven to 375°F degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
  • With a mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add in flour mixture.
  • Using a spatula, gently swirl in the in coffee powder, (it's OK if it's uneven) then stir in the chocolate chips and cacao nibs.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack until completely cooled.


Feel free to substitute milk chocolate chips for a lighter cookie, or up the ante on the instant espresso powder for a little more punch. (A couple tablespoons more should do it!)

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nutrition information

Yield: 24 cookies

amount per serving:

Serving: 1cookie Calories: 182kcal Carbohydrates: 30g Protein: 3g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 152mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 19g
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  1. Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog says

    Clever… never thought of putting espresso powder in chocolate chip cookies. I’ll have to give this a go!

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