Cardamom and Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies


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.

close up on a stack of cardamom and espresso chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
48 cookies


  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips


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

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.


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.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in total time when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
6g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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