Dark chocolate espresso cookies are dangerously good. Filled with rich chocolate and coffee flavors - these will make the perfect dessert for a romantic date night or any special occasion!
Dark chocolate espresso cookies are perfect any time of year but especially descendant around Valentine's Day. Because what love day celebration is complete without chocolate? If you're my husband - none!
I'm coming at you today with a seriously chocolatey cookie that is for the ultimate chocolate lover. Dark chocolate espresso cookies are rich in flavor and loaded with 3 different sources of chocolate. If you have a special someone in your life who can't go a day without chocolate - this is the dessert for you to make them!
Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Espresso Cookies
- Brown Sugar
- Cocoa Powder
- Espresso Powder
- Baking Soda
- Strong Coffee
- Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Bar
- Dark Chocolate Chips
How to Make Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies
- Start by creaming together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Then add in your eggs and mix until just incorporated.
- Next, add in the vanilla and some strong coffee. I usually just what is leftover from coffee that morning and that works just fine. Mix until combined.
- In another bowl sift together all the dry ingredients. Add to the wet and mix until everything comes together.
- Next, we move onto the chocolate. I used a Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate bar - you can use any chocolate bar with any amount of dark chocolate that you like. Give the bar a rough chop and mix it into the batter. I love using a bar of chocolate instead of chips because it just melts into puddles of chocolate - large and small in every bite.
- Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop (this one is my fav) and place it on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes but up to 24 hours if you want to make it ahead of time.
- Place in the oven and bake away!
What Types of Chocolate Can Be Put Into These Cookies?
If that chocolate just isn't enough for you - you can add in another ½ cup of chocolate chips. I added white chocolate chips in a batch because I am a white chocolate FAN, and loved the contrasting flavors. But you can go milk, semi-sweet, dark, or just leave it at the chopped bar. Totally up to you.
How to Store Cookies
Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
How to Freeze Cookies
Once the cookies are cooled completely. Place in a freezer-safe zip-top bag, container, or vacuum seal.
Place in the freezer for 3 months (or a year if vacuum-sealed). Remove from freezer and place on a platter and allow to come to room temp when ready to enjoy. Chocolate dipped cookies can be stored the same way.
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Dark chocolate espresso cookies are not for the faint of heart. Take that special someone's breath away with a thoughtful dessert for Valentine's night. Everyone loves cookies and everyone loves the thought of a homemade dessert just for them. Tag me on Instagram at @fuelingasouthernsoul so I can see all your creations!
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”-Charles M. Schulz
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