Cocoa Coffee Cookies


These cookies are beyond description. They are rich, dense, chewy and the chocolate flavor is enhanced by the dry hint of coffee. They will tease your taste buds, tempt your senses and drive you crazy (in a good way).  You will want a Paul Bunyon sized glass of ice cold milk to accompany these cookies.

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee crystals
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1  1/2 C flour

Dusting Powder

  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

How To

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat softened butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add brown sugar, 1/3 C cocoa powder, coffee, baking soda and cinnamon
  3. Beat until well incorporated, scraping bowl when needed
  4. Beat in egg whites
  5. Add flour in 1/4 Cup increments, blending each well before adding the next
  6. Cover dough and put in refrigerator to chill for one hour
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  8. In a small bowl combine 1/2 C granulated sugar and 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  9. Shape dough into 1″ balls, shape each ball into a 1 1/2″ rectangle (log), roll each log in the cocoa sugar mixture and place each ‘cookie’ on the cookie sheet leaving about 1 1/2″ between each ‘cookie’
  10. Bake about 7 minutes or until the edges are just firm.
  11. Remove, sprinkle with remaining cocoa sugar mixture. Let cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes, remove to wire racks
  12. Resist the urge to eat immediately because you will scald your taste buds beyond repair and then you will be cheated out the chance to enjoy these dense, rich, insanely tonguegasmalicious cookies.

Trust me, they are worth the wait

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  1. Mmmm….those sound and look amazing. Love it! I am posting my potato soup recipe which is so easy that even I can make it for a crowd.

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  2. I am reading comments but no one has made these cookies. I would like to read some comments from someone who has actually tried this recipe.

    1. HI Judi,

      You know, this is one of my first recipes that I posted — I’ll definitely need to re-make and rephotograph and then hopefully you’ll be able to get some more insight from some people who’ve made them and loved them as much as we do 😉 I’ve made them for several occasions and they’ve always been a hit, unfortunately – those people aren’t big blog readers – or weren’t at the time 😉

      Thank you for reminding me about this recipe!


  3. I made them! I made them! I ate 1/2 the dough first… but eventually some were baked : ) I didn’t have instant coffee, so I used regular coffee grounds, put them in a baggie, and crushed them a little more with a rolling pin. These are delish; a perfect mix of anything you could ever want.

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