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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.

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

  1. postedMar 11, 2010 1:54 AM

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

  2. postedMar 11, 2010 3:34 AM

    Ahhh! These look delicious!

  3. postedMar 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.

  4. postedMar 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 🙂

  5. postedMar 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,


  6. postedMar 11, 2010 7:40 AM

    YUMMY! Bookmarking now…

  7. postedMar 11, 2010 7:43 AM

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

  8. postedMar 11, 2010 7:49 AM

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

  9. postedMar 11, 2010 8:19 AM

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

  10. postedMar 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.

  11. postedMar 11, 2010 8:38 AM

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

  12. postedMar 11, 2010 9:12 AM

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

  13. postedMar 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!

  14. postedMar 11, 2010 10:02 AM

    I am going to make this it looks so good!

  15. postedMar 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!

  16. postedMar 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 🙂

  17. postedMar 11, 2010 1:14 PM

    YUM! These look fantastic!

  18. postedMar 11, 2010 1:40 PM
    Noble Pig

    Now that’s a cookie.

  19. postedMar 11, 2010 2:14 PM

    They are lovely! 🙂 The melty bits of chocolate are simply wonderful. 🙂

  20. postedMar 11, 2010 7:29 PM

    Great cookie creation!

  21. postedMar 11, 2010 8:07 PM

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

  22. postedMar 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!

  23. postedMar 12, 2010 10:07 AM

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

  24. postedMar 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.

  25. postedMar 12, 2010 2:22 PM

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

  26. postedMar 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;)

  27. postedMar 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!!!

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