Cookies, Dessert

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

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What is it about chocolate and espresso together? It is almost sinful, daring and unbelievably delicious. There are chocolate cookies and then there are Chocolate Espresso Cookies, the later is what is I find irresistible. I am normally a one- cookie woman. Chocolate Chip Cookies simply have a hold on me and I can’t let go. With that said, I don’t often make anything else other than chocolate chip. Sure, I will deviate from my standard recipe and try out others but that is about as far as I go. You could call this a tad selfish, seeing as how my son’s favorite cookies is oatmeal raisin and my husband’s is snicker-doodle but I am the cook here so I get to call the shots:)

So your probably wondering why I am about to show you a chocolate cookies recipe if my favorite kind is chocolate chip. Well, just say thanks to something called pregnancy cravings. Since being pregnant my cookie obsession is still alive and well but the type of cookie I am wanting has deviated a little. I find  myself thinking of white chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter. Flavors that are absolutely divine but flavors nonetheless I never really craved. So as the story goes, it was 10 AM on Thursday morning and I was in a chocolate mood. I looked all around the kitchen trying to determine what to make with chocolate when it hit me. The cookie jar was almost empty. There as only 1 sad cookie left (which could easily be gone by lunch) and it MUST needed to be replenished. With a little instant espresso in the pantry and two bars of decadent chocolate for the taking I decided to make chocolate espresso cookies. Yum, Yum, Yum!

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Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Ingredients: (Martha Stewart)

1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extra
1 tbsp instant espresso powder
8 oz bittersweet chocolate (4 oz melted and 4 oz chopped)

Directions:

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla then combine the espresso powder and melted chocolate together and stir into the batter. Gradually add flour mixture  and chopped chocolate and mix just until combined.

Drop dough and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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61 Comments

  1. nancy at good food matters

    Count me in as a chocolate-espresso cookie craver! I would love one or two of those right now with my morning coffee.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  2. Candace

    There’s nothing finer, in my opinion, than chocolate and espresso. Those definitely would not last in my house. I absolutely cannot make them. They look too delicious for me to even give them a try. I have no willpower. I’m doing myself a favor. Honest. 🙂

    27 . Jul . 2011
  3. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh WOW these look amazing!! These would be great to make and give as gifts around the holidays so I am saving this recipe for that because if I make them now I agree with Candace they would be gone quickly here!! I say that now but I as I think more about it they sure would be tasty with a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk!!Thanks so much Jessica for the nice comment you left on my blog this morning! I am so glad that you like our products!!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  4. Bonnie

    Chocolate and coffee were meant to be together. Delicious!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    27 . Jul . 2011
  5. Three-Cookies

    I make something similar but I add crushed daim bar also (hard toffee). Coffee and chocolate cookies are unbelievably addictive and they have lot of oxidants, so its good for you too:)

    27 . Jul . 2011
  6. Erica

    These look like they have AWESOME texture! I agree- I’m not a HUGE chocolate person, but chocolate and coffee flavorings…match made in heaven!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  7. Christina

    I want to go to there! Chocolate and espresso = yummy!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  8. Salinda

    Pregnancy cravings??? Did I miss an announcement? Yummy cookies, by the way.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  9. Kelli Herrington

    O these look so yummy, who could resist these? Thanks for sharing now I have to take a RUN to the grocery store so I can make these. HaHa

    27 . Jul . 2011
  10. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    These cookies look so good! I can never stop at one cookie.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  11. Katherine

    Wow, those look amazing! The best recipes, like this one, always call for coco and chocolate.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  12. sweetlife

    OMG!!! I want these with my coffee..yummy cookies..bookmarked for my sunday baking, thanks lovely lady!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  13. The Slow Roasted Italian

    Looks incredible!!! I wish I was eating one of those as I sit here sipping on my morning protein shake.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  14. ModernMom

    How did I not know you were pregnant!!! Congrats my sweet friend:) These look fantastic….and I have not such excuse as being pregnant for needing more then one, I just need more then one!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  15. Amelia

    I would loves to have a few pieces right now. Chocolate with espresso…. made in heaven.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  16. Kyle

    These look great! I’m gonna have to try them really soon. My wife would go nuts over these.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  17. Maris (In Good Taste)

    Double chocolate and coffee! A match made in heaven!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  18. lindsay

    yum!! these look fabulous lady! thanks for checking in on sweet carson, she is doing a million times better! have a fabulous day!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  19. daphne

    oh your lucky household!!! I would love to have with a cup of coffee sooo bad now (darn that no sugar diet)

    27 . Jul . 2011
  20. lena

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! oh gosh, i wish i could have a few pieces of that right now!! Ha! i think your son and hubby just got to tolerate with all your cravings!

    27 . Jul . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      I have to admit they are loving the cravings even more than I am! LOL!

      08 . Aug . 2011
  21. val

    Truly what could be better!!!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  22. Gopika

    Cookies – chocolate and coffee .. what more can I ask for. And these look so perfect. Love your pictures 😀

    27 . Jul . 2011
  23. Laural @ Being Healthier

    wow, all I can say is, wow. these look amazing , bless your heart for sharing the recipe!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  24. Shea

    Now THIS is right up my alley! Chocolate and espresso flavors all rolled into a cookie, I don’t see how that could be bad. I’m definitely adding these to my to-bake list!!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  25. Maria

    Girl, you are killin’ me! These look delicious. I’ll take a dozen, please!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  26. yummychunklet

    Love baking with Ghirardelli chocolate! These cookies look fantastic.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  27. The Harried Cook

    Wow… You no idea how much my husband would love these! He is a chocoholic and a coffee addict… This would be like heaven in his mouth! I must make him these… Thanks for sharing! The photographs are beautiful!

    27 . Jul . 2011
  28. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe

    Wow, these look like I need to make them! thanks.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  29. Alli

    What a great pregnancy craving. Espresso and chocolate are a perfect pairing yum.

    27 . Jul . 2011
  30. Kristy

    My kids would love these…I made a double chocolate cookie for Mr. N’s birthday party that was nearly the exact same recipe, but they didn’t have the espresso. I’m sure that makes them even more delicious.

    27 . Jul . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Ohh, I hope you have that recipe on your blog so I can check it out. I would love to try it and yes, i think espresso makes everything better! lOL!

      08 . Aug . 2011
  31. kitchen flavours

    Your cookies are looking so good! I have not made cookies in ages! My kids would like this, and I love coffee, so this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    28 . Jul . 2011
  32. Joyti

    I can’t blame you for choosing these over your husband’s and son’s favs – they look and sound INCREDIBLE. Yum!

    28 . Jul . 2011
  33. My Carolina Kitchen

    Those look delicious and I’m not even pregnant. LOL
    Sam

    28 . Jul . 2011
  34. Cooking Creation

    This would be my perfect cookie! They look amazing 🙂

    28 . Jul . 2011
  35. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    Perfection! Love espresso and chocolate flavors. 🙂

    28 . Jul . 2011
  36. Shellie Tomlinson

    Your dad and I will take two dozen and we’re hoping you deliver. 🙂

    28 . Jul . 2011
  37. Linda

    OH YUM… yes, indeed, you got me on that title…chocolate…espresso…cookies…and make that double! I love the simplicity of the recipe and that I can go home (right now!) and make these!! gotta love those pregnancy cravings!!

    28 . Jul . 2011
  38. Jody Brettkelly

    Wo!!! These are serious. Do they wake you up or settle you down. Whatever the effect they sound great for all occasions

    28 . Jul . 2011
  39. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    These look like pure chocolatey goodness! I hope they did the trick and that you are feeling great!!

    28 . Jul . 2011
  40. Roxana GreenGirl

    congratulations on your pregnancy, I wish you and your baby all the best.

    I am the cook here so I get to call the shots – we cook, we make the rules, I love it!
    These double chocolate cookies sound so good, would love one of two right now.

    Thanks for sharing and thank you for your lovely words left on my guest post on Nami @ Just one cookbook blog

    28 . Jul . 2011
  41. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Ay… I missed your announcement of your pregnancy before. Congratulations! I miss my pregnancy time when I can eat whatever I want…using my pregnancy. =D Now I’m overweight without being pregnant! >_< I love this double chocolate & espresso combo. These can be very dangerous as I am pretty sure I can't stop eating and I don't have a good excuse to have more. Enjoy your pregnancy! 🙂

    28 . Jul . 2011
  42. Chris

    Wow … these are delicious to pair off with a cup of nice coffee. yum… yum

    29 . Jul . 2011
  43. Sonia

    This look perfect and good, must be very nice to dip into a glass of milk!

    29 . Jul . 2011
  44. Umm Mymoonah

    Oh My! Those cookies looks fabulous, I couldn’t move out of this screen.

    29 . Jul . 2011
  45. Joanne

    I love that your pregnancy cravings are chocolate and peanut butter…my two favorite things! These cookies sound delicious!

    29 . Jul . 2011
  46. Mary

    Oh my goodness !! These count as PERFECT!! can’t wait to inhale a couple of these 🙂
    Mary

    29 . Jul . 2011
  47. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Looks like a great cookie. Wish I only craved one cookie.

    29 . Jul . 2011
  48. Caroline

    These look so decadent and delicious! My chocolate loving brother would die over these.

    29 . Jul . 2011
  49. Kathleen

    Oh my! Congratulations! These cookies look super yummy;)

    30 . Jul . 2011
  50. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    My favorite coffee drink is a mocha latte, so I would DEFINITELY love these cookies! Congrats on your pregnancy! 🙂

    30 . Jul . 2011
  51. rosemary

    I made something similar to these and they were amazing! As long as you love coffee, these are great! Will have to try your recipe next! great blog, found u on twitter!!

    31 . Jul . 2011
  52. kankana

    You know what… i too don’t know what makes this combination absolutely out of the world DELICIOUS. I am just glad you made it cause now I can try it too!! Sooo YUM!!

    31 . Jul . 2011
  53. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    These look so good! I’m not pregnant, but I’m definitely having cravings now. 🙂

    01 . Aug . 2011
  54. Kate at FudgyGoodness

    Coffee and chocolate rock together – I think it’s time for me to deviate from my usual cookies as well. Thanks for sharing!

    01 . Aug . 2011
  55. 2 sisters recipes .com...Anna and Liz Recipes

    I have been wanting to make these all weekend… I made these years ago and I need to get back into baking cookies again! Thanks for a refresher ! These look amazing! 🙂

    01 . Aug . 2011
  56. Peachie

    Congrats on your pregnancy and these cookies look absolutely delicious!! and yes! Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven!! now I just need to get some ingredients and bake myself some yum yums!

    01 . Aug . 2011
  57. Macy

    Oh your blog is wonderful. Loved the gnocchi and now these cookies are making me drool!

    01 . Aug . 2011
  58. sliceofsouthern

    absolutely sinful! I love your blog and am a new follower of yours. Thanks for popping by mine and leaving the kind words. Glad to have found you!

    02 . Aug . 2011
  59. Tanvi@SinfullySpicy

    Hey there..
    Found your lovely site via Kankana of Sunshine & Smile..Love the homestyle cooking and recipes on your blog.These cookies go straight up my try list coz I love espresso flavor.
    So Glad to have found you!

    11 . Aug . 2011

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