Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies


These cookies are like your mom's recipe with a few extra surprises! Serve with a cold glass of milk or dunked into your favorite coffee drink.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
2 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 shot brewed espresso

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate chunks

  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt


  1. Whisk flour, baking soda, and kosher salt together in a medium bowl.

  2. Combine brown sugar, butter, and white sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add espresso, egg, and vanilla extract; beat until combined and smooth, about 1 minute more.

  3. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until just combined, being careful not to overmix the batter. Fold in chocolate chunks. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

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

  5. Using a spoon or 1-ounce ice cream scoop, roll chilled dough into 1-inch balls. Place on the prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Sprinkle each ball with a pinch of flaky salt.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool on the trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

These crispy, yet chewy, cookies will spread a good amount during baking.

Cookies may appear soft at first but will firm up as they cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 61mg 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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