Coffee cookies have been around for centuries, but they really became popular in the early 20th century. This is when coffee became more widely available and affordable, and people began to experiment with different ways to incorporate it into their baking.
Coffee CookiesCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Coffee cookies are a delicious and decadent treat that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of the rich coffee flavor and the sweet chocolate chips is simply irresistible. Coffee cookies are also a great source of energy, making them the perfect pick-me-up for a busy day.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the espresso powder, flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- For the best flavor, use freshly brewed coffee for the espresso powder.
- If you don’t have chocolate chips, you can substitute chopped nuts or dried fruit.
- To make these cookies even more decadent, you can drizzle them with melted chocolate or caramel sauce.
Here are some additional tips for making the best coffee cookies:
- Don’t overmix the dough. Overmixing will make the cookies tough.
- Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. This will help the cookies hold their shape.
- Bake the cookies until they are just golden brown. Overbaking will make them dry.
- Let the cookies cool completely before storing them. This will help them retain their moisture.