Cake, Food & Drink

Chocolate chip coffee cookies

By Danielle Hoe

This week I looked at how to incorporate coffee into a household favourite, chocolate chip cookies.

These moreish cookies are drizzled with an espresso icing, which will have all your friends coming back for more.

Serves 15 to 20

Preparation time- 10 minutes

Cooking time- 30 minutes


For the cookie-

Adding the egg and vanilla to the mixture
  • 140g of dark muscavado sugar
  • 150g of salted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 225g plain flour
  • 200g chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

For the coffee icing-

  • 2 tsp of instant espresso coffee
  • 50 ml of boiling water
  • 100g of icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°c and grease and line two baking trays
  2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until fully combined
  4. Sieve in the flour and baking powder until fully mixed in
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and salt until the mixture has chocolate chips running all the way through it
  6. Grab a tablespoon and scoop the dough onto a baking tray shaping them into 3cm ball shapes and pressing down the top to make them level.

    Placing the mixture onto the baking tray ready to bake
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 8 minutes, until lightly golden around the outside and still slightly soft in the middle
  8. Transfer them onto a baking tray to cool whilst you do another batch
  9. Whilst you are waiting for the cookies to cool make the coffee icing
  10. Put the icing sugar into a mixing bowl, and stir the instant coffee into the boiling water
  11. Gradually add the coffee to the icing sugar until it reaches a paste consistency, you don’t want it too thin so it doesn’t dribble off the end of the cookies
  12.  Dribble the icing over your cookies and leave to set

A basic recipe for chocolate chip cookies can be found on the BBC Food website, however, I slightly adapted this version.

Chocolate chip coffee cookies. All pictures by Emily Braybrooke

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