Double Chocolate Espresso Cake Mix Cookies rarely make it to the cookie exchange – We end up eating most of them before we can bring them in! These are so soft and delicious!
Today is Day 6 of our Christmas in July Celebration! If you have missed the first couple days, make sure to check out the Gingerbread Granola, Triple Chocolate Saltine Cookies, Cranberry Bliss Truffles and Nutella Chex Mix Cups.
I’ve mentioned before that Jason’s coworkers are the de facto taste testers for savorandsavvy.com – haha! They are happy tasters who have consumed way too much sugar testing all the treats for Christmas in July! It is so nice to get other people’s opinions and there is just no way our family could taste test everything for Christmas in July!
Well, my taste testers gobbled these up in no time! The feedback was they loved the soft texture of the cookies along with the hint of espresso! Nobody guessed that these were cake mix cookies! So, rest assured, over a dozen taste testers gave these the two thumbs up!
What is Espresso Powder?
This is, quite literally, powder that is pressed so fine that you get the flavor of coffee without the crunch of using instant coffee. Have you ever used instant coffee hoping it will work in a recipe? I have, and it was a disaster! I was young and I didn’t know the difference! Aaah, but there is a huge difference and wait until you try it! Or maybe I should say “don’t try it and just trust me it doesn’t work!”
King Arthur Flour has a great espresso powder that we use. Your local grocery store may carry it in the baking aisle. It is usually found by the chocolate chips and cocoa powder, not in the coffee aisle.
What Else Can I Use Espresso Powder In?
You can mix it into brownies, truffles, cakes, souffles. Just about anything you are going to bake. We start off using 3-4 tablespoons for a nice flavor without a huge punch. If you want a stronger coffee flavor, use 5-6 tablespoons.
These are wonderfully easy! You know the cookies that you need in your back pocket that taste amazing but nobody knows how simple they are to make? Here is your recipe!
Dump all the ingredients and mix them in a bowl. Drop cookies onto a sheet pan using your scoop and bake for 8-10 minutes. Watch them closely. I take mine out when they are still soft and pillowy. I keep them on the sheet pan until they cool.
🍪 Meal Prepping Instructions
You can, but this is one recipe where there isn’t much to do besides getting everything ready to go for the next day. Measuring out the oil and covering it will save a bit of time, but it is hard to meal prep this one as it’s a quickie to begin with!
🎂 What Kind of Cake Mix Should I Use?
I like Betty Crocker Super Moist Double Fudge Cake Mix. I have also used Dunkin Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge with great results. Buy the one you like, then the base of the cookies is something you know you already enjoy!
🍽️ Related Recipes
Our Mixed Berry Dump Cake also using a cake mix as a base for the recipe! Super easy and quick for a summer dessert!
Double Chocolate Espresso Cake Mix Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray cookie sheets, line with parchment or use a Silpat so the cookies won't stick.
- Combine all the ingredients into a mixer except for the chocolate chips.
- Add the chocolate chips and continue mixing.
- Using a small scoop and scoop the cookie dough out onto cookie sheets.
- Bake cookies for about 11 minutes. You will want them soft when they come out.