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Vegan Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

April 8, 2016

Chocolate meets coffee in these Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies. Your ultimate indulgences just got a healthy makeover with these gluten-free, vegan and paleo cookies.

Where are my coffee lovers at? Is your morning cup of joe the reason you get out of bed in the morning? I used to be fully obsessed with my morning coffee ritual. Unfortunately, since then I’ve had to cut back on coffee which makes my heart sad but my skin happy

But that doesn’t mean I need to withhold delicious coffee recipes from you! What if I told you that you could have your coffee and eat it too? Yes, my friends, I have given all of you coffee-freaks the best and healthiest cookies that taste like a mocha party in your mouth. Because the only thing better than coffee is chocolate + coffee.

Chocolate meets coffee in these Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies. Your ultimate indulgences just got a healthy makeover with these gluten-free, vegan and paleo cookies.

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookie Ingredients

  • Almond butter – look for drippy almond butter. If needed, you can add the hot espresso to the almond butter and whip until a thinner consistency is reached. 
  • Strong espresso – see notes below on how to make espresso if you don’t have an espresso machine. 
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Coconut sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Sea salt
  • Chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

How to Make Espresso

If you have an espresso machine you’re set! If you don’t, you may be wondering how you can make espresso at home. Here are two simple ways to make espresso without a machine.

Make Espresso in Your French Press – Add 2 tablespoons of finely ground espresso beans to your French press. Heat 1 cup of water and add to the French press with the grounds. Place the cover on the French press and allow it to sit for four minutes. After brewing, press the plunger down steadily and then pour out the espresso!

Make Instant Espresso – If you’re striking out on what you need to make espresso at home, don’t worry! You can make instant espresso and these cookies will still be delicious, promise. Simply mix instant espresso with hot water. 

Chocolate meets coffee in these Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies. Your ultimate indulgences just got a healthy makeover with these gluten-free, vegan and paleo cookies.

How to Make Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

STEP 1: Combine the almond butter and espresso in a large bowl. Stir in the flaxseed, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda and sea salt until it all comes together. Stir in the chocolate chips.

STEP 2: If the mixture is a little wet (this will depend on your almond butter), place the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes to set up.

STEP 3: Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and flatten with your palm after placing on the cookie sheet. 

STEP 4: Bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to Store Homemade Cookies

After allowing the cookies to cool completely, store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I’m sure they would freeze well if you need to store them longer!

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Chocolate meets coffee in these Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies. Your ultimate indulgences just got a healthy makeover in these vegan, gluten-free and paleo cookies.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond butter and espresso.
  3. Stir in flax, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda and sea salt until it all comes together.
  4. Stir in chocolate.
  5. If mixture is a little wet (this will depend on your almond butter), place batter in fridge for 30 mins to set.
  6. Roll dough into 1 tbsp sized balls and flatten with palm directly onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 mins. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet for 10 mins before removing from sheet. This step is important, do not attempt to remove them from the sheet before 10 mins is up.
  8. Remove from sheet and allow to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

*You want your almond butter to be drippy with the oil well-integrated. Some almond butters are thicker so you may want to add the hot espresso to the almond butter and whip it to get a creamier consistency.

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    Lucas Martin
    October 18, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I’m a coffee lover and like to experiment with coffee to make delicious things. Thank you for sharing the delicious recipe of chocolate coffee cookies. I’m excited to try to make these cookies. Thank you for all the detailed instructions.

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