The Secret Ingredient for the Most Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies – Recipe

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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 cookie 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.

The Secret Ingredient for the Most Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies - Recipe

The Secret Ingredient for the Most Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies – Recipe

You are probably reading this post wanting to know what IS this secret ingredient that makes your chocolate chip cookie 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 cookies that your friends and family won’t stop talking about.

The Most Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:  There is a Secret Ingredient!

The Most Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: There is a Secret Ingredient!

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).

The Most Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: thedomesticdiva.org
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayian 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 1 tbsp strong brewed coffee)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In an electric stand mixer, cream together butter, eggs, vanilla extract, espresso powder, and the two sugars on low speed.

  3. 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.

  4. Stir in the mini semisweet chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

  5. Drop by tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Makes 2 1/2 dozens.

The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a blogger for 13 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking with the challenges of raising a family.

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