Java Chip Cookies


Take a good look at this cookie recipe because I think the rest of this week will be savory recipes – definitely not a normal occurrence here, but I’m enjoying it!

And…there’s already a few more cookie recipes to share later anyway. I can’t stay away from baking cookies when I live with a cookie monster.

Ever since buying this instant espresso, I want to put it in everything.


Brownies. Blondies. Mochas. My coffee mug by itself.

Now cookies.


And I knew if I made cookies with this espresso, I needed the best of everything..

The best = vanilla bean paste, lots of butter, and Ghirardelli 60% cacao chips.

Ever since I bought these chips a few months ago, they are the only chocolate chips I want in my cookies. They are incredible, and addicting, and you’ll probably eat more straight from the bag than you want to admit.


But back to the cookie dough.

It’s studded with flecks of vanilla and espresso.

Full of butter, whole wheat flour, and dark chocolate chips.


What’s not to love?


I don’t know many things that are better than a chocolate chip cookie, right out of the oven, when the chocolate chips are still melting in the center of the crispy, buttery dough.


And luckily, I made this batch before Nick got home from work so I didn’t have to fight him for the first one.

Sometimes I do think before I bake.



Java Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp instant espresso
  • 1 cup chocolate chips – the darker the better!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter and sugars together until well blended and creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.

Add dry ingredients (flour –> espresso) and mix until combined.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoon, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until just set in the center and golden around the edges.


  1. Niiiiiice! Great with a cup o’ joe!

  2. Yes, please. Espresso totally wakes the chocolate flavor up in anything. I’d love these with a good coffee as a night cap :-)

  3. Agreed! Chocolate + coffee are always perfect together. Now I wish these weren’t gone already.

  4. Those are my most favorite chocolate chips EVER. I’ve been having such a hard time finding them lately!

  5. Oh my, I think I would eat the whole batch of these cookies :D

  6. I love espresso and chocolate together. But in cookie form is even better! These look sooo good. What a great idea to use vanilla bean paste for the cookies. :)

  7. Looks like a tasty recipe. I love when I get on a particular ‘kick’ and keep making and perfecting a perfect kind of food. I love these! You’re also making me want a real cookie jar. How cute.

    • I just got that jar a few weeks ago and love it. It was $6 at Big Lots! Plus, I just needed a cookie jar.

  8. oh yes, these sound amazing :)

  9. That is my favorite instant espresso powder! I constantly make espresso buttercream just to taste it. Ha ha. The cookies look incredible!

  10. Java Chip Cookies… the ‘Java’ part would make them pass as breakfast food, correct? :)

  11. These cookies look amazing–I’m totally craving one right now as a mid-afternoon snack! Love the espresso powder :)

  12. Mmmm oh i’ve been itching to put coffee/espresso in baked goodies! sounds tres magnifique <3

  13. Espresso and chocolate is a combo I love! These look addicting!

  14. I made very similar cookies a few weeks ago—recipe will be up soon. used the starbucks instant via powder..they were delish!

  15. The texture looks perfect!!! I love the crisp outside, melty inside kind of cookies. And being that I’m now a semi-fan of coffee, these sound awesome. ;)

  16. oh i want these now! thanks for the coffee-cookie craving!!

  17. Consider this recipe book marked! I love making cookies (in case you haven’t noticed ;)) and my father in law would go NUTS for these. Buying some espresso powder this weekend :)

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