{Kahlua Chocolate Chunk Cookies}

via Rachael Ray
When I visit my mom’s for food, there’s always a recipe as part of the meal that is an “experiment”.  You never quite know what you’re going to get.  This time, it was a cookie “experiment”.

Hint #1 that I should bite c.a.r.e.f.u.l.l.y, comes when I ask what’s in them and she she’s silent.  I asked because there were little black specks in them. {not normal}
However, what a surprise when they were actually delicious! 
As you mix things together, you’ll probably think “what the heck?”  But, take it from me {and my mom} that the end result is yummers!

  • 1 package dry chocolate chip cookie mix (about 16-18 ounces), found on baking aisle
  • 7 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons Kahlua or other coffee liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons instant espresso or instant coffee crystals
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee beans
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks, such as Ghiradelli brand
  • 4 ounces walnut pieces


Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
Place racks in center of oven. In a mixing bowl, make a well in the center of dry chocolate chip cookie mix. Add softened butter, egg, Kahlua, instant coffee and ground coffee, chocolate chunks and walnuts. Mix well to combine all ingredients into cookie dough.

Scoop with a small scoop or by heaping tablespoons and drop cookies two inches apart on an ungreased nonstick cookie sheet or sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies in batches for 9-11 minutes or until crisp and browned at edges. Transfer to wire rack to cool and serve.



About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

8 thoughts on “{Kahlua Chocolate Chunk Cookies}

  1. These look amazing! I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow.
    I hope to see you there!

  2. Hello Melanie,
    WooWho! Anything with coffee and chocolate inside of it and you can count me in; I love Coffee and Chocolate. Thank for sharing this recipe.
    Smiles, Paula.

  3. This looks sooooooo good! I can't wait to try it. I love coffee and chocolate together.
    thanks for sharing and thank your mother too.

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