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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies - A chocolate and coffee lover's dream cookie recipe!

Very Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

These rich, lightly sweet cookies will fulfill any dark chocolate craving!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour (You can use all white flour if you prefer.)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. instant espresso powder
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. very dark chocolate chopped into 1/4″ pieces (I used 85% cacao chocolate)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter, brown sugar, and raw sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and mix on low until well combined.
  3. Add flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, espresso powder, and cocoa powder, and mix on low until dry ingredients are completely incorporated. Stir in chocolate pieces on lowest speed until just mixed in.
  4. Use a medium cookie scoop or a 1 tbsp. measuring spoon to dish cookie dough onto baking sheets lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper, spacing cookies 2″ apart.
  5. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Adapted from Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies at Desserts Required.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Cookies