Is That Coffee in Your Chocolate Chip Cookies?

It really doesn’t matter if you like coffee or not. When you add coffee extract to chocolate chip cookies, it doesn’t make them taste like a cup of joe, it simply intensifies and deepens the richness of the chocolate.

Sneaky thing that coffee extract.

If you need a flour-free chocolate chip cookie, here’s a flourless peanut butter chocolate chip recipe that you can add a little coffee extract to. (pictured below)

plate of flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Sweet wishes,


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Staci at Random Sweets
How do you improve a classic? Adding coffee extract to chocolate chip cookies intensifies and deepens the richness of the chocolate.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 176 kcal


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature , (1 stick)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract, optional
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, soda and salt.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat softened butter.
  • Add white and brown sugars and beat on medium-high until fluffy, approximately 4 minutes.
  • Add egg, vanilla and coffee extract. Beat until combined.
  • Turn the mixer speed down to low and gradually add the flour mixture in 3 small batches, turning off mixer after each addition to scrape down the sides.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets (12 on each sheet).
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around the edges. The centers will look a little soft. Remove from oven and cool in pans a few minutes before transferring to cooling racks. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.


If you have time, I recommend you put the dough in a covered container and let it sit in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. The flavors meld together in a way that only scientists can explain and only cookie lovers can appreciate. Or, do what I do. Make half a dozen cookies right now to satisfy your craving and then bake the rest in a day or two.


Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 134IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate chip, cookie dough, cookies

All text and images © Staci Mergenthal • Random Sweets

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