Add some zing to your chocolate chip cookies with a bit of espresso and cardamom flavor! These are somewhat thin and chewy cookies, which makes them perfect for dunking into your morning cup of coffee.

Kim

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Cream brown sugar, butter, and white sugar together in a bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time until thoroughly combined. Mix in instant espresso powder and vanilla extract.

  • Mix flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in chocolate chips.

  • Drop dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are set, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on the pans 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

These cookies spread a lot while baking. If they spread too much, however, you can refrigerate the dough for 30 to 60 minutes before baking.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 19.9g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 17.9mg; sodium 67mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2018
YUM! These are wonderful cookies. I didn't change anything and they baked perfectly in about 12 minutes for me. I've eaten 4 already and the dough isn't all baked yet! I'm estimating I'll have somewhere between 3 and 4 dozen cookies just about what the recipe said. This one is a real winner. Try it you won't regret it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2019
I measured all my ingredients and found that the dough had too much flour. The cookies were rather dry and didn't spread enough. I like mine more like chocolate chip cookies which uses 2 1/4 cups of flour ( I also add 1/4 c. of oatmeal). I added an extra T. of coffee. The dough didn't taste much like coffee and the cardamom taste was almost non existent. FYI: I love the taste of cardamom and use it in coffee bread and a buttermilk cake. 10 Minutes was too short and 15 minutes was too long to bake. I settled on 3 minutes. Would I make them again. No. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
YUM! These are wonderful cookies. I didn't change anything and they baked perfectly in about 12 minutes for me. I've eaten 4 already and the dough isn't all baked yet! I'm estimating I'll have somewhere between 3 and 4 dozen cookies just about what the recipe said. This one is a real winner. Try it you won't regret it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2018
What a great gourmet cookie! Rich and delicious. We followed the recipe and got 2.5 dozen. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2019
I think next time I make these I might increase the cardamom. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2019
I measured all my ingredients and found that the dough had too much flour. The cookies were rather dry and didn't spread enough. I like mine more like chocolate chip cookies which uses 2 1/4 cups of flour ( I also add 1/4 c. of oatmeal). I added an extra T. of coffee. The dough didn't taste much like coffee and the cardamom taste was almost non existent. FYI: I love the taste of cardamom and use it in coffee bread and a buttermilk cake. 10 Minutes was too short and 15 minutes was too long to bake. I settled on 3 minutes. Would I make them again. No. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2019
Made exactly as recipe said. Made nearly 5 dozen 2” diameter cookies. Cardamom flavor is great but I agree the coffee is seriously lacking. Next time will definitely up to 3 tbsp or even 4. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/12/2019
I made no changes I made it just like the institutions said. These cookies aren't good. And it's not just me that tried them.. I had at least 6 people try them and nobody liked them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2020
OK, I’m giving this recipe for stars just for the flavor combination! My dear Nana, may she rest in peace, would have been ape- crazy over these! While other reviewers say they couldn’t taste the coffee, I did not have instant espresso powder, so I used a shot of espresso and a few of the grounds instead, so maybe that’s why I am tasting it more? Next time I might up both the cardamom and the cinnamon, only because I’m crazy about both. And while I measured every ingredient exactly, I found that this recipe DEFINITELY calls for too much flour, to the point that I’m wondering if there is a typo since my cookies also didn’t spread the way they should have per the photos? Next time I will start with at least one cup less and try that. I would definitely try these again to see if I can get them perfected! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2019
Was disappointed. Too strong a flavor for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2020
Delicious, addictive cookies! My only change was to substitute toll house expresso morsels for the chocolate chips. I'd halved the recipe, not knowing how it would taste. I wish I'd doubled it instead! Read More
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