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Eyes-Wide-Open Espresso Cookies

When the spooks come out on Halloween night, you may be afraid to go to sleep. So go ahead and munch on these coffee-laced cookies! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    45 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons finely ground espresso beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 45 chocolate-covered coffee beans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, cocoa, espresso beans, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the surface cracks. Immediately press a coffee bean into the center of each cookie. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 71 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Sam
    Jul 27, 2019

    Chewy and soft great contrast of flavor with the chocolate and expresso

  • ferndale52
    Oct 29, 2012

    easy to make, nice deep chocolate flavor,sgood chewy texure. nice for halloween, look a little like eyes are watching you!

  • grammaberr
    Sep 6, 2012

    Could someone please tell me where to find the ground espresso beans and the chocolate covered coffee beans?

  • deanamite
    Oct 16, 2011

    I used lite butter and it worked just fine and a few less calories!!

  • deanamite
    Oct 16, 2011

    These cookies are delicious!! You can get the chocolate covered espresso beans at Starbucks or Caribou coffee shops! If you love coffee, you will love these cookies!

  • mrsfoxridge
    Oct 10, 2011

    I made this on Sunday afternoon and my daughter took them all back with her to her home. I'll be making them again tonight. They are just as tasty with plain espresso beans on the top