Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Kahlua & Espresso

Sometimes I think we bakers must have tried all of the versions of chocolate chip cookies that are humanly possible. I’m always amazed when I read about someone’s fresh, new idea. And then, of course, there are those times that I wake up in the middle of the night and start thinking… about recipes… about ingredients… and about new things to do with chocolate chip cookies. Ever since I made those delectable Kahlua Brownies last year, I’ve been thinking about adding Kahlua to chocolate chip cookies too. After a little googling, I saw that versions of it had already been done but it was still a good idea, and here’s what I came up with: Kahlua- Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These chocolate chip cookies have a bit of melted chocolate in the dough, which mixes nicely with the flavors of Kahlua and espresso. The dough is finished off with the addition of a bag of chocolate chips, leaving plenty of room for chocolate chip cookie bites that are chock full of chocolate.

Turns out that Kahlua baked into cookies is a good idea. You can taste it a little bit… it kind of blends in with the espresso to make a coffee-drink flavored sort of chocolate chip cookie. I was tempted to drizzle on a little Kahlua glaze but figured that might be a little too over the top. It’s a good thing I left well-enough alone because they were perfect as is.  I got a whole lot of hugs & kisses for these cookies.

This recipe can be found here: Kahlua- Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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27 Responses to “Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Kahlua & Espresso”

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    MaryMoh — March 11, 2010 @ 1:54 AM

    These look perfect for my afternoon tea. I love coffee in cookies.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — March 11, 2010 @ 3:34 AM

    Ahhh! These look delicious!

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    Foy (Garden. Cook.) — March 11, 2010 @ 5:05 AM

    I have some kalua in the cupboard. I bet my hubby would love me even more if I made these. We’ll see if I have time this weekend.

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    marla {family fresh — March 11, 2010 @ 5:06 AM

    I just finished my sizable stuffed french toast for breakfast…thought I was done and very satisfied and then I stopped here. Oh my! These gotta be great! Love how you used the extra chips in the batter. Now I want cookies :)

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    Gera @ SweetsFoodsBl — March 11, 2010 @ 6:00 AM

    I’m melting like the cheese but for the chocolaty posts!

    I’m enjoying these cookies that makes me speechless…where are a batch of them near… looking for…

    All the best,


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    cookiepie — March 11, 2010 @ 7:40 AM

    YUMMY! Bookmarking now…

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — March 11, 2010 @ 7:43 AM

    “oh my” is right! is it bad i started drooling at the first picture? good lord these look good!

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    Bob — March 11, 2010 @ 7:49 AM

    Holy crap. I need those. NEED THEM. They look and sound so good!

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    leslie — March 11, 2010 @ 8:19 AM

    Google…grrrrr..it always shoots down my ideas when I think I am inventing something new!!!! lol

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    Laurie — March 11, 2010 @ 8:33 AM

    These do look moist and yummy!
    I was at the cheese mongers the other day and a gal was there picking up some mascarpone to make what she called her famous Kahlua Tiramisu. I never bought Kahlua.. but I think its time I add it to my sweet wine list.

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    Elle — March 11, 2010 @ 8:38 AM

    I’d hug and kiss you for some of these, too!

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    Lynn — March 11, 2010 @ 9:12 AM

    You’ve got my full attention! These look tremendous. I especially like the dripping chocolate in the last photo.

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    LilSis — March 11, 2010 @ 10:01 AM

    Wow! Now that’s some ooey, gooey chocolate! Unfortunately, I can’t eat chocolate, but my guys would go nuts over these!

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    judyp — March 11, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

    I am going to make this it looks so good!

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    Michelle — March 11, 2010 @ 10:44 AM

    Hah! I just did an ice cream drink with all these flavors too and we loved it. These cookies look delicious!

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    Jen Schall — March 11, 2010 @ 12:31 PM

    Why do you do this to me?! These look sooooo good and now I will be forced to eat them. Kahlua, chocolate, and espresso? I’ve died and gone to heaven :)

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    Jamie — March 11, 2010 @ 1:14 PM

    YUM! These look fantastic!

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    Noble Pig — March 11, 2010 @ 1:40 PM

    Now that’s a cookie.

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    Krista — March 11, 2010 @ 2:14 PM

    They are lovely! :-) The melty bits of chocolate are simply wonderful. :-)

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    maria — March 11, 2010 @ 7:29 PM

    Great cookie creation!

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    Mason — March 11, 2010 @ 8:07 PM

    What lovely cookies. Too bad I don’t drink alcohol.

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    SinfulSouthernSweets — March 12, 2010 @ 4:02 AM

    Oh goodness! That’s taking care of a lot of needs all at one time. Coffee…check, booze….check, chocolate…check. I believe it may be the perfect cookie!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — March 12, 2010 @ 10:07 AM

    WOW now that is the best DAMN combination!! You nailed this one and good!! :)

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    Lori — March 12, 2010 @ 10:30 AM

    I just love these kinds of liqueurs in baked goods. The flavors always make things a bit richer. I’ve been known to enjoy them without baked goods as well.

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    Kerstin — March 12, 2010 @ 2:22 PM

    I love your idea to put Kahlua in CCC – yum!!

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    Cheryl — March 13, 2010 @ 4:41 PM

    i love that last picture with the chocolate dripping – cookies may be made tomorrow – i say this all the time and rarely do it;)

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    Louise — March 13, 2010 @ 7:06 PM

    I just this minute took Kahlua Brownies out of the oven. It was a toss up between Chocolate Chip Cookies or Brownies. Now, why didn’t I think to make these, Dang!!! Now, I’m still craving gooey chocolate and I’m on the second brownie. Must absolutely save this recipe. Bookmarked!!!