These chocolate chip cookies are to-die-for! Their texture is out of this world; soft, fluffy, and chewy on the inside with a light crispiness on the outside. And their flavor, don’t get us started on their flavor. These are packed with flavor because they are coffee cookies with brown butter and real coffee in them.
What makes Turkish coffee recipes so superior? That’s easy; flavor, flavor, and more flavor. When baking with coffee, the flavor tends to fade quite a bit, especially when using fake coffee. By using this super finely ground coffee, you get a much more concentrated and authentic flavor.
This chocolate chip cookies recipe is very easy to make and will give you that ultimate soft and chewy cookie texture with an amazing flavor combination of brown butter and coffee. Try serving these with fresh homemade coffee, newly brewed black Turkey tea or milk.
What is Turkish Coffee?
If you are unsure what exactly Turkish coffee is, don’t worry as there are a couple of things that make it Turkish.
First and foremost, Turkish coffee is a way of preparing the coffee. They use very finely ground coffee that are slowly cooked in water without any coffee filters or filtration. This means you get the maximum amount of flavor and the texture of the coffee itself is very unique. If you are a coffee lover, read more on making Turkish coffee at home here.
The second thing that makes a coffee Turkish is that very specific texture. The beans should be ground super finely (much finer than any store-bought ground coffee) into almost a powder-like consistency. You might even think that it is cocoa powder when you see it for the first time.
Arabica varieties (beans from Arabia) are the best coffee beans to use for Turkish coffee due to their very fragrant strong and aromatic characteristics. Another great coffee bean to use is Robusta (a coffee bean that is from sub-Saharan Africa).
You can make Turkish coffee at home by grinding your own beans with either a manual or electric grinder. We love all things authentic, so we would recommend a Turkish coffee grinder.
What are the best substitutes for Turkish Coffee?
Espresso is the best and, in our opinion, the only substitute that can come close to Turkish coffee. This is because espresso also uses extremely finely ground coffee beans.
This browned butter cookie recipe uses ground coffee as is so you don’t have to worry about the method of making the actual coffee.
You cannot really use any other type of coffee like instant or even plain ground coffee beans. These will have different textures and work in different ways when used in this recipe.
How To Make Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies
Who doesn’t love freshly made chocolate chip brown butter cookies? We’re obsessed with them! And this recipe is one of the easiest.
- First, brown the butter. Start by melting your butter over low heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Once the butter has been fully melted, bring the heat to medium while constantly stirring and scraping the sides. The butter will start turning a beautiful golden brown and once you smell the very nutty aromas you can remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Second, prepare the wet mixture. Allow the browned butter to cool down completely before combining it with the sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat the mixture with a whisk until they are well incorporated. Add in the eggs, one at a time, while beating between each addition. Set aside the mixture until needed.
- Third, combine the dry ingredients. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, the ground Turkish coffee, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. Make sure the ingredients are well combined before adding them to the butter and egg mixture.
- Fourth, combine the dry mixture and the wet mixture. Slowly mix the ingredients together, making sure not to overmix. Once the ingredients are almost fully combined, fold in chopped dark chocolate. The ingredients should be mixed until you cannot distinguish anyone alone (except of course the chopped chocolate).
- Fifth, chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C). You can also line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Sixth, divide the dough into portions of about 1 tablespoon in size. Roll these portions into balls and place them on a baking sheet, about 2 inches apart on all sides.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Once removed from the oven, place extra chocolate chips on each when they are still hot. Allow them to rest for a minute or two before sprinkling some sea salt flakes over each. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet.
FAQ About Chocolate Coffee Cookies Recipe
- Is it necessary to chill the dough? Chilling cookie dough is a very important step to prevent the cookie dough from spreading too much in the oven during baking. If you skip this step you will end up with wafers instead of nice plump cookies.
- If the cookies are soft once removed from the oven, should they be baked longer? These cookies have to be soft after baking for 12 minutes. If your cookies come out hard they were baked at too high heat or for too long. With cookies, it is important that the raw egg cooks during the baking process, which can be achieved in 12 minutes. Therefore, anything after that time will only dry them out and leave you with rocks. The cookies will become slightly harder once cooled and you will have deliciously moist and chewy chocolate cookies.
- Why do these cookies have to cool on the baking sheet? When cooling cookies, the most important thing to take into consideration is the moisture evaporating. With chewy cookies like these, you don’t want that to happen. That is why you allow them to cool on the tray and not a wire rack (where all the ventilation will cause moisture to escape). Here is a great article on cooling different types of cookies: How To Best Cool Cookies
- Can you use milk or white chocolate instead of dark? Chocolate is generally interchangeable in recipes, but for these coffee chocolate chip cookies, we would highly recommend using dark chocolate. This is because dark chocolate pairs exceptionally well with coffee and therefore cookies with coffee in them. Sure, the others will work but they'll be mediocre in comparison.
More Cookie Recipes With Chocolate
- Brownie Cookies From Scratch
- Chocolate Cookies Made With Cake Mix
- No Butter Cookies With Tahini And Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Turkish Coffee Cookies
Coffee cookies made with browned butter and Turkish coffee. Chewy on the inside and a little crispy on the outside.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 11 minutes
- Total Time: 31 minutes
- Yield: 25 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- ¾ cups (170g) unsalted butter, browned and cooled
- 1 cup (200g) packed brown sugar
- ⅓ cup (67g) white sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup Turkish coffee
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- A pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3.5 ounces (100g) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips for topping
- Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over low/medium low heat. Once it melts, bring the heat to medium, keep stirring and scraping the sides constantly until the butter begins to turn golden brown. You will feel a nutty aroma. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the cooled brown butter and sugars. Beat until mixed together. Add in the eggs and mix well.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, Turkish coffee, cornstarch, salt and baking soda. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until everything comes together.
- Fold in the chopped chocolate. Do not over mix.
- Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes. (Don’t skip this).
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop by one tablespoon- sized portions. Roll the dough into balls. Put them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake them for 11 minutes, or until the edges are just golden brown. They will be quite soft. Top with extra chocolate chips when they are still hot.
- Let them cool for a minute and then sprinkle flaky sea salt over each. Let them keep cooling on the baking sheet.
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