It’s cookie season! Yes, it’s that time of year where baking is at an all time high and people are searching high and low for their favorite cookie recipes, or they’re on a mission for a truly unique and one of a kind cookie. Cookies are truly my favorite thing to bake, and I love coming up with fun, new flavors to bring to life. These Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Coffee Glaze are just that kind of cookie.
This is the second year I’m joining Houseful of Nicholes in her cookie countdown to Christmas aka Houseful of Cookies. Last year I made these dreamy Cherry Pecan Thumbprint Cookies that disappeared in a mere hours after I made them. My mouth still waters when I think of them, but this year I wanted to add a little bit of a different flavor profile. I wanted something chocolatey, but not overwhelmingly so. I thought a glaze would be fun, and by the time I thought up this recipe my mouth was watering – which means I definitely had to make it.
These cookies started as chocolate cookies with semi-sweet chocolate chips. They were rolled in sugar before they were baked, and because they can be pretty puffy they’re flattened out a bit towards the end of the baking process to acheive the cracked look.
Once cooled, they’re carefully piped with a sweet coffee flavored glaze all over the tops of the cookies. Once the glaze hardens they’re ready to enjoy, if you’ve made it that far!
Be sure to click around at the end of this post, I’ll be updating every day with other bloggers’ cookies as we count down to Christmas!
Ingredients for Chewy Chocolate Cookies:
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Ingredients for Coffee Glaze:
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 teaspoon instant espresso
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars together, then add the egg and vanilla extract. Once smooth, slowly add the dry ingredients in with the wet, mixing at a low speed just until they come together.
Bake in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes. In the last minute, open the oven and flatten the cookies just a bit to help create the cracks, they bake up pretty puffy and round. Once done, remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool on wire racks.
25 Days of Cookies Recipes
Be sure to click around for some great ideas, you just might find a new favorite cookie recipe!
Houseful of Nicholes: Jan Hagel Dutch Shortbread Cookies
Rosie Discovers: Maple Mellow aka Shortbread Cookies
All Dressed Up with Nothing to Drink: Partridge in a Pear Tree Pie Cookies
Mama Harris’ Kitchen: Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Coffee Glaze
My Crafty Life: Snickerdoodle and Peanut Butter Cookies
Chewsy Lovers: German Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
So Rae Me: Fruitcake Cookies