Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies are loaded with chocolate and a touch of brewed coffee in the dough to give them that unique flavor twist that adults and kids will both love.

Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies are loaded with chocolate and a touch of brewed coffee in the dough to give them that unique flavor twist that adults and kids will both love.

Is your morning coffee time your “me time”?  This is the case for pretty much everyone in my life, as we all have hectic routines in the morning.  I have two jobs which both allow me to work from home so I have no specific time I have to be up and at ’em, per say (I know, I know – you all are hating on me right now).  I do, however, like to try to rise and shine at a decent time so I make sure to be as productive as possible that day.  I wake up, read the morning paper (just kidding – I browse Facebook and other social media), make my plan for the day on what I need/want to get done, and occasionally eat these Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies for breakfast.  I really don’t eat cookies for breakfast on a regular basis, but I see nothing wrong with it once in a while!  Also, since they have coffee in them, they are perfectly acceptable in the morning.

The steps in making chocolate chip cookies with coffee.

I was late to jump on the coffee train, but I have learned to appreciate it a little more as I get older.  I have found that my favorite way to enjoy it is in baked goods.  Yes, that’s right – sometimes I like to eat my coffee!  I found the new McCafé coffee while shopping at Walmart.  Coffee lovers are going to love it and this is what I ended up using as an ingredient in this cookie recipe.  I bought the boxes of McCafé pods (FYI, if you don’t have a pod type brewer, McCafé is also available in premium bags and that will work in this recipe, as well). There are 8 flavors available so you can feel free to mix it up a little!

Coffee flavored Chocolate Chip Cookies dessert recipe.

McCafe Coffee Pods at Walmart

 A couple little fun facts about McCafé:

  • It is made with 100% Arabica Beans (i.e. premium quality coffee).
  • It is harvested from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world.

I enjoyed these Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies with, you guessed it, a cup of coffee.  Let’s face it – nothing goes better with coffee than more coffee, am I right?  These bad boys go great with a mug of McCafé.  I hope you give them a try and enjoy the unique, yet subtle flavor that the brewed coffee gives these cookies.

So, enough about me.  I would love to know what your morning routine is like.  Do share (because I’m nosy)!

Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are a dessert full of chocolate and a touch of brewed coffee mixed in to give them that unique flavor.

Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 1.5 dozen
Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies are loaded with chocolate and a touch of brewed coffee in the dough to give them that unique flavor twist.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1 and ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. of cooled freshly brewed coffee (I used McCafé Premium Roast)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Blend in coffee and egg.
  5. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place at least 2 inches apart, on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges (time depends on their size).
  9. Let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes then remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

31 Responses to “Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. March 27, 2015 at 12:39 AM #

    MMM… ‘McCoffee’ is actually really awesome coffee and I’m kind of a coffee-a-holic, drink it black, don’t mess with my coffee kind of girl! But if you ARE going to mess with my coffee, putting it in cookies is a pretty good idea, it makes cookies into a breakfast food. 🙂 Cookies for breakfast is always a win in my books!

    • March 27, 2015 at 1:30 AM #

      Haha thank you Holly!! You’re so right!

  2. March 27, 2015 at 8:51 AM #

    I am one of those weird people that doesn’t like coffee but enjoys coffee-flavored things (especially ice cream). Your cookies sound like something else I’d love!

  3. March 27, 2015 at 9:26 AM #

    This is totally my kind of cookie…love that mocha java flavor!

  4. March 27, 2015 at 10:13 AM #

    Mmmmmm! I love baking with coffee. These cookies look awesome!

  5. March 27, 2015 at 10:49 AM #

    Coffee adds such wonderful flavor to any chocolate dessert. I’ll bet that these cookies are irresistible!

  6. March 27, 2015 at 11:22 AM #

    I’ve got to try that coffee! It looks amazing, but not quite as good as those cookies, yummy!

  7. March 27, 2015 at 1:26 PM #

    I love adding coffee to my baked goods

  8. March 27, 2015 at 1:26 PM #

    Oooh I could use a double shot of coffee in the morning – specially when it’s in cookie form! 🙂

  9. March 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM #

    I definitely need my morning coffee to feel “right”. And hey, if I have a delicious cookie to go with it, it’s all the better ;).

  10. March 27, 2015 at 8:51 PM #

    these cookies look so classic and flawless-love the coffee twist!

  11. March 28, 2015 at 3:17 PM #

    My boyfriend and I just went shopping last night and he said he heard that McDonalds coffee was “the best!” so we bought the purple k-cups…(I think they french roast or dark roast… I can’t remember) – Can’t wait to try a cup now!

    Also coffee in cookies is pretty genius. Bravo!

  12. March 28, 2015 at 4:14 PM #

    Oooh. I’m intrigued by the coffee in the dough! I don’t even drink coffee but I’d love to try these. 🙂

  13. March 28, 2015 at 9:49 PM #

    I have actually not tried the McCafe coffee yet but I like all kinds of coffee so I’m thinking I would like this one! Cookies look great too!

  14. March 28, 2015 at 10:51 PM #

    Yes, coffee time is me time!! Me alone 😉 It just takes a little while to get the day started… these cookies are a dream!!

  15. March 28, 2015 at 11:25 PM #

    I adore adding coffee in my cookies for that extra richness and kick. I wouldn’t mind eating a few of these for breakfast! 😀

  16. March 29, 2015 at 4:26 PM #

    YUM! McCafé included in a chocolate chip cookie… sounds perfect! #client

  17. March 29, 2015 at 7:43 PM #

    I think coffee really enhances the flavor of chocolate. What a great idea adding it into a chocolate chunk cookie!

  18. March 29, 2015 at 10:03 PM #

    Sooooo you put coffee in my cookies….so I can eat them at breakfast! I see we would get along perfectly! 🙂

  19. March 30, 2015 at 1:16 AM #

    I’m a huge coffee fan, so these cookies are great by me. I may not eat them at breakfast, but you can bet, I’m having them as a snack during the day for that coffee boost! 🙂

  20. March 30, 2015 at 6:24 AM #

    You had me all excited that you read the paper … for a second there, anyway. 🙂 Nonetheless, these sound delicious. They look like just soft, tender bites — like the cookies we used to keep in my house when I was a kid.

  21. March 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM #

    I would totally love these for breakfast! I bet the coffee really brings out the chocolate!

  22. March 30, 2015 at 8:19 PM #

    Coffee time in the morning is definitely my me time – I think it may be my favorite part of the day 🙂 Love the sound of these cookies! Right up my alley!

  23. March 30, 2015 at 10:40 PM #

    Eating coffee with a cup of coffee is the best way to start the day. 😀

  24. March 31, 2015 at 3:04 PM #

    Ooooh, coffee in cookies – that sounds great!

  25. April 1, 2015 at 12:04 PM #

    Coffee is great in baked things, isn’t it? And it pairs so well with chocolate! So I know these cookies must be amazing. Thanks so much!

  26. April 8, 2015 at 9:17 PM #

    I really like coffee and chocolate together.I think it’s a natural combination. These look great!

  27. Katherine
    April 23, 2015 at 7:24 PM #

    Great cookie

  28. brenda may
    April 24, 2015 at 6:29 AM #

    I know this doesn’t pertain to the cookies lol but I was curious as a mom wanting to spend more time at home for my kid.. on what 2 jobs u have from home. I’m having a problem in my search 🙂 thanks a bunch !

    • April 24, 2015 at 11:33 AM #

      Hi Brenda! I am happy to answer any questions! This food blog is one job for me as I make a small income from my ads. I also do medical coding for a Hospice agency (ICD-9 Coding) from home. I used to work in an office and slowly all of the coders got transitioned to work from home as we don’t work directly with other staff/patients. I love it and it’s worth looking into getting a certificate for.

  29. Roberta
    October 8, 2016 at 12:49 AM #

    Hi Ashley! In my many decades of almost weekly chocolate chip cookie making, testing hundreds of recipes, I vote these as the absolute best! And if my husband says these are the best, believe me, they are! I could not tell if the coffee made a difference in the taste, but overall these cookies are EXCELLENT. Many blessings to you from Israel, the land of humus, pita, falafel and shawarma, but where people don’t quite “get” chocolate chip cookies – yet. I see you are a Yankees fan – so you are in NY, my home state? Speaking of NY, I so miss the woods of Katonah. And, alas, there is nothing like a good NY thunderstorm. Enjoy your thunderstorms there in NY, and during the next downpour, be sure to think of us less fortunate ones over here in the Middle East who have bright sunshine and clear skies nine months out of the year and only a few measley pathetic sprinkles in the “winter”. (Seriously, we pray fervently for rain every winter.) All the best to you, and thanks again for the recipe which will be well used in this household!

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