When a batch of cookies are completely devoured in the same day that you baked them, you know that you made something incredible!

That is exactly what happens with this chocolate chip cookies recipe.

The secret ingredient in these cookies adds a subtle unique flavor to them that makes them simply irresistible.

Everyone has their own favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is mine.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Secret Ingredient to Irresistible Chocolate Chip Cookies Every time

You are probably reading this post wanting to know what IS this secret ingredient that makes your chocolate chip cookies recipe so incredible? Well, it’s instant espresso.

What? I know, it sounds a little weird. You are probably wondering to yourself if this makes the cookies taste like coffee. I don’t think that it does.

Instead the instant espresso enhances the chocolate flavor making for delicious chocolate chip cookies that your friends and family won’t stop talking about.

Incredible Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Looking for the secret to the best homemade chocolate chip cookies recipe? This easy recipe yields incredible, chewy chocolate chip cookies that everyone will love. The secret ingredient enhances the chocolate flavor making these chocolate chip cookies simply irresistible. This isn’t a copycat crumbl cookie recipe, this is an old fashioned homemade chocolate chip cookie thats the perfect balance of soft and chewy.

What can I substitute for Instant Espresso?

Instant espresso powder can be found in the coffee aisle of your local grocer, usually with the other instant coffee products. 

One of the most popular instant espresso brands is Medaglia d’Oro, which is my personal favorite, that comes in a small 2 oz. glass container. 

If one doesn’t want to use espresso, regular instant coffee, or even decaffeinated instant coffee could be substituted (but may change the flavor of the original recipe just a bit). You want a bold roast because you are using very little in this recipe.

Espresso instant coffee will naturally have the strongest flavor so you need to use very little. If you are using a medium roast instant coffee for example you may need to use 2-3 tsp in this recipe.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Most Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Domestic Diva
The secret ingredient for the most incredible chocolate chip cookies recipe. Bake irresistible chocolate chip cookies every time with this easy recipe.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder or instant coffee


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In an electric stand mixer, cream together butter, eggs, vanilla extract, espresso powder, and the two sugars on low speed.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: salt, baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Add this to the wet ingredients gradually until completely combined.
  • Stir in the mini semisweet chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Drop by tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Makes 2 1/2 dozens.
Keyword chocolate, cookies
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Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family. When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys.


  1. Amber Myers Reply

    I love making chocolate chip cookies. I will have to try this version and see how it compares with mine!

  2. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites. I’m going to try out your recipe next. I’ve been wanting to make chocolate chip cookies too, so this is perfect.

  3. These cookies won’t last long in our house either. They look perfect!

  4. Put on The Polar Express while eating these with a glass of milk, and then my family and I are set for the night.

  5. I’ve been looking to tweak my chocolate chip recipe, maybe coffee is the missing ingredient :)

  6. Richelle Milar Reply

    Oh my! This look so good my kids are going to love this for sure! I would love to prepare this for them!

  7. Alita Pacio Reply

    These are awesome. I’m so happy to get back to making cookies.

  8. Monica Simpson Reply

    Nothing beats a chocolate chip cookie. It’s seriously my favorite dessert.

  9. I have never use espresso in my cookies. I’m not sure how hubby would feel about that. Maybe I’ll have to try it this year.

  10. I haven’t had a choleate cookie in a long time. I guess I shall make some for my christmas partey.

  11. These choc chop biscuits sound awesome. I know my whole family would love to try them. Might be something to make with my son over the weekend.

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