Espresso cookie is essentially just chocolate chip cookies with brown butter and espresso powder added to the dough, but they are delicious. However, the espresso perfectly enhances the chocolate flavor without overpowering the buttery, chewy cookie crumb. You can also try making summer cupcakes, cookie lollies, and gum-paste strawberries.

Espresso Cookie Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. of instant espresso
  • 2 tbsp. of whole milk
  • 2 1/2 c. of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda 
  • 3/4 tsp. of kosher salt
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) of butter, melted
  • 1 c. packed of light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c. of semisweet chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish  

Directions To Follow In Making Espresso Cookie

Espresso Cookie Step 1

First, set the oven to 350 degrees with the racks in the middle and lower third. Secondly, two sizable baking sheets should be parchment-lined. And then, espresso powder and milk should be combined in a small bowl and stirred to mix.

Espresso Cookie Step 2

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a big bowl.

Espresso Cookie Step 3

Whisk the butter and sugar together in a big basin. As well as add the eggs and whisk for 2 minutes or until the color is lighter. Whisk in the espresso mixture and vanilla after adding them. Moreover, stir in the dry ingredients until just a few dry streaks are visible. Stir in the chocolate chips just until incorporated. Spread the dough on baking sheets about 2″ apart using a medium cookie scoop (about 3 tablespoons). Lastly, add flaky sea salt on top.

Espresso Cookie Step 4

Furthermore, bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are barely set. Allow cooling for 10 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool fully.

What is the purpose of espresso powder in cookies?

It simply adds taste to your homemade cookies.  Espresso powder is used as a flavor enhancer as well. It is a common ingredient in hearty beef stews and dry spice rubs for your favorite steak dinners.

What makes a cookie soft and chewy or crispy?

Cookies get softer as butter adds water and milk solids to them. The molasses in brown sugar serves as a softener once more. A longer, slower bake than usual combined with lower moisture ingredients, granulated sugar, and vegetable shortening produces light, crispy cookies.

What does espresso powder taste like?

The flavor of the coffee is much richer, stronger, and more concentrated. Additionally, it is softer and doesn’t taste sour like some kinds of instant coffee. You can use instant coffee if you’re in a bind, but the flavor won’t be the same.

Can instant coffee be used instead of espresso powder?

Although they are not precisely the same, you can use them in place of the other ingredients in this recipe, but most bakers could like the taste of espresso powder. Also, if you don’t want to waste the remaining ingredients, you can keep them and use them for other baking activities. Espresso powder comes in many different brands. However, any espresso powder you can get at any grocery store will probably be acceptable. If you’re unsure where to buy it, you can buy it in the store’s coffee and tea section.

Espresso cookie goes well with your favorite coffee. You can also pair this with mini cakes, a valentine’s brownie, and banana pancakes.

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The detailed step-by-step directions make it much easier to make these Espresso Cookies. I’d love to know how it goes if you try making these espresso cookies; please do! The comment section is open for your loving thoughts!