The other day I said that I hated making cookies. And that was a lie. A bold faced lie. I love me some cookies. Some times it hard to tell what I love more – the dough or the actually baked cookie. But I do love cookies. The kids love cookies. Santa loves cookies. Heck, everyone I know loves cookies. Now take that love for cookies and toss my unnatural love for coffee. And the espresso cookie is born.
I’m actually disappointed I never thought to mix the two together. There is always a steady supply of coffee/espresso/tea/caffeine at the Grant house. I love coffee, Ryon loves coffee, Ryon makes me coffee, I love Ryon. Its the circle of life. [Sorta.] I’m just glad that we share a common love for all things coffee. I don’t know what I would do if I had to make my own in the morning! [Kiddddding. Kinda.]
I could not wait for these cookies to come out of the oven so that we could taste them. I snagged two and handed one to Ryon and he said (with a goofy grin on his face) “They pass.” I almost spit out cookie I from laughing. I don’t think I’ve made a cookie as of yet that Ryon disapproves of. Especially one that contains coffee.
Plus, these totally count as breakfast. Don’t believe me? They have milk, eggs, butter and espresso. That sure sounds like breakfast in cookie to me. Throw in a cup of orange juice and you are good to go for the day. Who am I kidding? Ill take a cup of coffee with my espresso cookies, please!
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- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 and 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons instant espresso
- 2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
Add in the vanilla and egg. Mix until smooth.
Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.
Pour in the milk and then the espresso. Mix until combined.
Form tablespoon sized cookie dough balls and place them on a silicone baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges start to turn light brown.
Let cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
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I love making cookies and eating the dough too…hee hee. I can’t wait to try these cookies. Great combo of coffee and cookie dough…yay!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Yes! Coffee and cookie dough are meant to be together! Hope you enjoy them Crystal!
Well, if I liked coffee, I’d be all over these cookies – they look fabulous! I’ve just never been able to develop a taste for it. But, boy did I have fun reading your post (hope that counts!) 🙂
I’m happy to “meet” you and am eager to read some more of your fun posts! Have a beautiful weekend!
Thanks Karen! Its nice to “meet” you as well! 🙂
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I love coffee and cookies, and I love YOU for making this recipe! Yum, Kelly! Pinned 🙂
Haha! Thanks Andi! I’m happy we both agree not the coffee+cookie combo! 😉
I can *very* easily see my cookie and espresso loving husband eating far too many of these! I can’t wait for him to return home from sea so I can surprise him with them. =)
Visiting from SNF!
Yay! I hope he enjoys them! My coffee loving husband [aka my taste tester] loved them as well! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Made these cookies today, with a couple changes – only used one stick of butter, and added a little extra milk and a little oil. Plus, instead of instant coffee (I wasn’t sure if we had to make the coffee first and then add, or just add it straight up) I added some weird milky instant coffee mix from Thailand. When you don’t have the right ingredients, improvise and hope for the best, right? 😀
They came out pretty awesome, a little reminscent of snickerdoodles in taste, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Kinda wish I’d added a dash of cinnamon!
Thanks for your awesome recipe 🙂 I look forward to trying more of yours.
I just added the instant coffee straight up. It gave them a little extra bite. I’m glad they turned out for you! Cookies plus coffee is the best!