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Coffee Cookies

These coffee cookies are soft, chewy, and full of melted chocolate chips. With instant coffee powder mixed into the dough, they're the perfect way to get your caffeine fix and satisfy your sweet tooth at once!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Baking tray
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cookie scoop
  • Rubber spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • measuring spoons


  • 3/4 cup melted butter, cooled
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Add the melted butter and brown sugar to a mixing bowl and stir together well.
    3/4 cup melted butter, cooled, 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla to the bowl and stir again.
    1 egg, 1 egg yolk, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Add the salt, flour, coffee powder, and baking soda to the bowl and stir to make a thick dough.
    1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 cup instant coffee powder
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    1 cup chocolate chips
  • Refrigerate the cookie dough for one hour or longer.
  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Scoop the cookies into two tablespoon-sized balls (use a spring-loaded cookie scoop if possible for uniform cookies). Place the cookie dough balls on the parchment-lined tray at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 11 minutes. The edges will be browning but the center will be soft and puffed up.
  • Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray then move to a cooling rack. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg