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Best Espresso Cookies Recipe

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Did someone say espresso cookies? Count me in! I love all cookies; I’m a cookie monster. And if the cookies are flavored with coffee, my absolute favorite drink, then we’re talking perfection.

So, what makes a good cookie? You want it crumbly, but a bit chewy, sweet but not too much, and very flavorful. Allow me to share with you a recipe that checks all the right boxes. These are my espresso cookies, and you’ll find great pleasure in making them and in sharing them with your friends and family. Here’s how this recipe goes.

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What you'll need

This recipe starts with butter and sugar, which should become a frothy paste. We’re adding to this the eggs and some vanilla extract. Then it’s time for the dry ingredients: the flour, baking powder, espresso powder and a pinch of salt.

You’ll get a sticky dough that you can scoop over your baking tray. That’s the easy part. After baking your cookies for about ten minutes, they’ll be ready for the cooling rack. Make sure you have a baking tray and two large mixing bowls; that’s all you’ll need.

Substitutions and variations

With the recipe below as your blueprint, you can play with these cookies a lot for new, exciting results. Add some chocolate chips to make espresso chocolate chip cookies. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over each cookie before baking for a fancy version fit for a nice restaurant.

Adding cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, or crushed nuts to your batter will also transform your cookies into something else, and you know they’re good.

Enjoy your cookies and don’t forget to invite some friends or your family to bake them as a team. Cookies bring people together, and making them is always a fun, bonding experience. Make your cookies and let me know how it goes!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Serving Size24
  • Energy198 cal




Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.


In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter with the sugar and whisk until frothy.


Add the eggs one at a time while whisking and add the vanilla extract.


In a second bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda and salt.


Combine the flour mixture with the egg and butter mixture.


Scoop the batter with a tablespoon and drop it on your baking tray.


Bake for ten minutes and cool on a cooling rack before serving.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size24
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories198
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat10.4 g78 g13.33%
  • Saturated Fat6.4 g20 g32%
  • Cholesterol39 mg300 mg13%
  • Sodium176 mg2300 mg7.65%
  • Total Carbohydrate26.2 g275 g9.53%
  • Dietary Fiber1.2 g28 g4.29%
  • Total Sugars16.8 g
  • Protein2.2 g50 g4.4%
  • Calcium10 mg1300 mg0.77%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium61 mg4700 mg1.3%
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