These Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies take your chocolate chip cookies to the next level! Made with browned butter, espresso and chocolate chunks, these cookies let you have your coffee and eat it too 🙂
Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies
So our Nespresso broke last week. And no joke, guys, I’ve been eating these espresso chocolate chunk cookies as my caffeine fix most mornings. Judge me, I don’t care. These chewy brown butter espresso chocolate chip cookies are loaded with espresso powder and chocolate chunks. They’re basically a grown up chocolate chip cookie, and I’m here for it.
What Are Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Espresso chocolate chip cookies are basically just brown butter chocolate chip cookies with espresso powder mixed into the batter, but damn they are good. The espresso really deepens the chocolate flavor without overpowering the buttery, chewy cookie crumb.
topped with a healthy sprinkle of flaky sea salt, and these cookies taste seriously gourmet.
How to Make Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies:
It’s crazy how just a few tweaks to your classic chocolate chip cookie recipe can take a basic recipe to a seriously bakery worthy cookie. The flavor profile of these chewy cookies is seriously insane. The best part? We only made three tweaks.
Brown the butter: Okay, so we already do this whenever we make cookies, but you simply have to brown butter if you want to deepen the flavor of any baked good.
Add espresso powder: Espresso powder + chocolate are a match made in heaven. They really bring out the best in each other.
Sprinkle with sea salt: Salt is life. A sprinkle of sea salt not only makes your cookies look fancy af, but also deepens the flavor.
Have your morning coffee and eat it too with these espresso chocolate chip cookies!
Brown the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly until the butter begins to foam and turns a golden brown, emitting a nutty aroma. Take butter off the heat and allow to cool.
In a large mixing bowl combine the cooled brown butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat until mixed together. Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
In separate bowl mix together the flour, espresso powder, salt and baking soda. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until everything comes together. Fold in the chocolate chunks. Do not over mix.
Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least a half hour, or overnight.
When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a 1 ounce cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough out into balls, placing them 2 inches apart on the prepared sheet. Bake for 11 minutes, or until the edges are just golden brown and the centers have puffed up but are still gooey.
Allow to cool before eating!
Keywords: espresso chocolate chip cookies, brown butter espresso chocolate chip cookies
Espresso powder can usually be found in the baking aisle or by the instant coffee. We love Dellalo’s!
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Hey, I was wondering what the measurements would be if I were to scale down this recipe to make one or two bigger cookies like your single serve chocolate chip cookie recipe? Would that be possible?
Please do tell a recipe for single serve espresso choco chip cookies
Hi! You can use the single serve chocolate chip cookie recipe and just add espresso powder to it! I’d probably do 1 teaspoon!
I’ve made these 3 or 4 times now, unfortunately it’s hard for me to find espresso powder at my local grocery stores. I ended up substituting with instant coffee instead and just doubling up on the amount (1/2 cup total) and these turn out great every time. I don’t do a lot of baking but when I do I make these, they’re always worth it!
Hi Josh! So happy to hear you enjoy these and also that the instant coffee substitution works!
This is it. This is my all-time fav cookie recipe. I’ve made it several times now and it’s always a hit – the depth is perfect and the texture? Swoon. Today I realized I didn’t have espresso powder so I did a couple teaspoons of Kahlua – fingers crossed!
Ooh I bet that was tasty with the Kahlua! So happy you enjoy these cookies–they are one of my favorites too 🙂
Why does the metric version of the recipe say: 59 ml espresso powder and not something in grams, for example? Is this a typo?
(Cookies are great – for the baking I tested one going in as a dough ball, one going in that’s been flattened. I preferred the flat one which baked up large and crispy like the chocolate chip cookies from Le Pain Quotidien if you’re familiar.)
Hi Aaron! metric measurements must be confused because of the espresso powder (it probably thinks its a liquid) It’s 1/4 cup of espresso powder!
Yes. Absolutely love these cookies. The brown butter and espresso powder offer amazing, rich flavor. It’s chewy, perfect with a glass of milk. I’ve had three today already and I’ll probably have more, I don’t even care – it’s that good.
These cookies are dangerous–we always eat the whole batch within the day! So happy to hear you enjoyed them!