Espresso Brownie Cookies

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Espresso Brownie Cookies

In passing, I have mentioned Giada’s Brownie cookies many times and spoken of my attempts to add some nutritional value to these; however, I now must accept defeat. I have made these cookies too many times to count and have tried every flour and low carb trick I know but to no avail. These cookies are never going to be anything that I can have on a regular basis so I must accept my fate and just eat the gooey, chocolatey goodness as is (from time to time, of course).

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Espresso Brownie Cookies

I did make some slight alterations to the recipe but coming from the expert (me making this recipe at least 20 times), don’t mess with perfection. I did make the recipe smaller so the hubs and I wouldn’t eat the whole thing at one time (trust me, we tried the “making the whole batch and putting them in the freezer” and it didn’t work) and I did add espresso powder because it really kicks up the flavor. Also, added some extra chocolate to increase the fudgey, gooey-ness.

Espresso Brownie Cookies

Espresso Brownie Cookies

If you have a lot of willpower, make Giada’s original recipe (with ganache and strawberry preserves) but if not, make my smaller version with just the brownie cookie part. It’s the best part, anyway ;-)

Espresso Brownie Cookies


Yield: Approx 28 cookies


  • 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Add 1 cup of the chocolate chips with the butter and melt (I do this in the microwave, heating at 30 second intervals & stirring in between).
  2. Set chocolate mixture to the side to cool.
  3. Using a stand mixer, mix together the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mixing on medium high for about 5 to 7 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Whisk together the flour, espresso powder, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. When egg mixture is done, add the chocolate mixture.
  6. Add flour mixture.
  7. Add remaining chocolate chips.
  8. Place batter in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  9. While batter is cooling, preheat oven to 375 degrees & prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
  10. Scoop batter onto baking sheets (I use a #60 disher, about the size of a Tbsp).
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis.


By the way, I also wanted to take a moment to announce the winner for the May Giveaway. As indicated in the $20 giveaway instructions, each contestant could enter by leaving a comment regarding their fruit/vegetable. Additional entries could be obtained by tweeting, following, etc. but all entries had to be left on separate comments from the blog post. I then utilized the ID number from all the comments for assignment to a random number generator to select the winner:

Food Stories Giveaway - $20 - May 2013

According to the fancy, schmancy number machine, our lucky winner is comment number 13300 … Pingle, you are our lucky winner! Email me with the address that is associated with your paypal account so I can send your prize!

Thank you so much to all my fabulous Food Story readers for participating in the giveaway.

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  1. Oh – the cookie monster in me is screaming “MAKE THEM!” :) Gooey brownie cookies – irresistible.
    mjskit recently posted … Watermelon CoolersMy Profile

  2. Looks yummy..

  3. Making cookies is dangerous in our house, because of course we eat them. A batch of these wouldn’t last more than a couple of hours. We make smaller batches too, or more usually just give away most of what we bake. That way we get a sample, and others get most of the calories. ;-) Good stuff – thanks.
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  4. Sometimes, you really can’t mess with the original. I stubbornly try modifying everything but sometimes, it’s not worth it. These look great!
    Jess S. recently posted … Smoky Chicken Skillet & Another Disappearing ActMy Profile

  5. Seriously great cookies!! Gooey, perfect! And I like the part you made best as well!
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  6. Delicious looking cookies. Thanks for posting it. Congrats to Pingle!!!

  7. Holy cookies, these sound amazing! I love the crackly brownie tops, too. Sooo pretty.
    Kim recently posted … Cheddar Cornmeal Popper CookiesMy Profile

  8. Ah I was thinking of cookies a minute before I discovered your post. ^.^
    I ll let you know if I made them and how we liked your brownie cookies!

  9. I can imagine why there are pictures of cookies that have already been enjoyed. I would hard pressed to take a take a picture and not take a bite first. I cam here from Triberr and can not wait to try these yummy treats. Can you make them into a brownie? :-)
    Susan Cooper recently posted … Fun At The Sacramento River CatsMy Profile

    • Hey Susan ~ I would imagine you could make these into brownies b/c they do taste like it. I must confess, the first batch I made disappeared so I had to make them again so I could photograph … These were the last of the bunch and they almost didn’t get shot ;-)

  10. I need these cookies in my life or else ;)

    Choc Chip Uru
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  11. Congratulations Pingle! CJ, these cookies look fantastic!! I want to make them……..right now!
    Kalamity Kelli recently posted … Quick and Easy DoughnutsMy Profile

  12. Mmmm brownie cookies yes yes yessss

  13. Holy goodness, gooey, ooey, CJ. I need those cookies, NOW! I know what you mean about not having too many in the house or the freezer for that matter. I would definitely “down” them al in one big swish!

    Thank you so much for sharing, I think, lol…Congrats to the WINNER! I think I had better save this recipe. Or better yet, Pin IT!

    P.S. It’s time for the Picnic Game again. Would you like to join us? Stop by my blog if you want to “play” or just visit:) Louise
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