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A plate of dark chocolate coffee cookies.

Dark Chocolate Coffee Cookies

You’ll love the dark chocolate chips and the hint of coffee in these rich moist cookies. They’re sure to be a hit at your next gathering!

Yield: 24 cookies 1x
Prep: 15 minsCook: 12 minsTotal: 27 mins


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips (we like these from Target)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. (I recommend using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, but you can use a wooden spoon and some elbow grease instead.) Then, add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, coffee, baking powder and salt.)
  4. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine just until the dough comes together.
  5. Fold in dark chocolate chips.
  6. Drop scoops of dough onto parchment lined sheet trays. (I used a small cookie dough scoop.) Use your fingers to smash the cookies down a bit so they flatten out more easily when baking.
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Let cool completely.


Optional Topping: Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave (stirring after each 30-second interval) and scoop into a small plastic bag. Snip off end and drizzle cooled cookies with white chocolate.

How to Freeze: Follow these instructions to freeze the cookie dough. Or, you can freeze the fully baked, fully cooled cookies in an air-tight freezer container.

© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: Oven