Chewy Espresso Toffee Chip Chocolate Cookies


Most espresso cookie recipes out there call for espresso powder in minimal amounts. Even then, it’s primarily used as a way to enhance the taste of the chocolate…not as a flavor in and of itself.

Basically, they’re dirty, dirty liars.

If I eat something with an ingredient as part of its name, I want that ingredient to be noticeable. In an effort to do just that, I did a little experimenting with finely ground espresso. And, since coffee goes well with toffee (at least in the rhyming sense), I decided to throw some of that in there too. The results were a rich, chewy, chocolatey cookie that could never be accused of false advertising.

INGREDIENTS (modified from Back To Her Roots)

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground espresso
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 + 1/4 cup butter (2 + 1/2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 cups toffee chips

DIRECTIONS (makes 30 cookies)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In separate bowl, use a hand mixer and beat butter and sugars until creamy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Beat in flour mixture, a little at a time, until fully incorporated.
  6. Fold in toffee chips until evenly distributed.
  7. Drop 2 tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. I used a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop because I’m a stickler for uniform cookies. It’s really the only bit of control I really have in life.
  8. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  10. Disappoint your mom by giving them away because you’re respecting her wishes and not allowing her to eat sugar.
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