After showing up empty handed on mother’s day following the cupcake bouquet debacle, I knew I had to pull through for my Grandma’s birthday that was only a few days after mother’s day. So for my chocoholic Grandma, I made these double chocolate espresso cookies

The recipe comes from Martha, and I was really happy with it. They were chewy and fudgey, without being too doughy and had a great kick of espresso flavor. My Grandma has coffee every night before bed (no idea how she sleeps!) and I knew these cookies would make a perfect late-night snack for her.

Since she lives 3 hours away, I packaged them up tightly (and cutely!) so they’d keep their freshness for their journey in the mail. It’s also built-in portion control, which is something I know I could definitely use with these cookies! They say coffee is addicting, well how about coffee baked into delicious double chocolate cookies? I’m gonna need rehab…

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart

1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extra
1 tbsp instant espresso powder
8 oz bittersweet chocolate (4 oz melted and 4 oz chopped)
Sparkling sugar (optional)

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt
– In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla
– Combine espresso powder and melted chocolate; beat into butter mixture.
– With mixture on low, gradually add flour mixture and mix just until combined
– Gently fold in chopped chocolate
– Use a medium-sized ice cream scoop to drop dough about 2 inches apart and bake for about 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
– Sprinkle cookies with sparkling sugar if desired
– Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. (This recipe makes 22 cookies, but I halved the recipe and they still came out great)

To grandmother’s house we go!

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9 Responses to “Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies”

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    Raina — May 18, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    These look so good. I bet your grandmother was really proud of you. My grandmother drinks coffee at night also..funny..she says she sleeps like a baby..LOL.

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    Memória — May 19, 2010 @ 5:24 am

    These cookies look fantastic.

    I, too, can drink hot coffee at night. It is so comforting and sleep-inducing for me. Zzzzz

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    Mara — May 19, 2010 @ 10:22 am

    oh mannnn i could use a few of these right nowwwww.

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    4 — May 19, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    Mm, these look good! Love chocolate and espresso! Rarely get to eat it though because no one else in my family likes espresso flavored foods.

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    emilia. — May 20, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

    oh yum yum! looks fab. so does your blog design. cute! :)
    much love,
    emilia @

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    Ashley — May 31, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Love the way you packaged them! If you love chocolate you should check out 360 Vodka’s new flavour Double chocolate. Found some fun cocktail recipes on their facebook page

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    Dani — November 22, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    It really dpeneds on the type of chocolate. If it’s milk chocolate, make some English toffee and then place broken up pieces on top while it’s still hot. If it’s dark, make chocolate chunk cookies, just replacing chips for pieces.

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    Deanna — December 14, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    Looks good but the batter came out kinda runny. i followed all the directions and even baked them longer than the time and they came out flat and chewy as if there wasn’t enough flour. you might want to double check your recipe. Has anyone else had this problem?


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