Prep 10 mins
Cook 11 mins
I know, I'm going Rachael Ray crazy. But just look at these! Don't they make you drool? She spelled them "Kahluha", but I just changed it to the usual spelling.
- 1 (17 1/2 ounce) packagedry chocolate chip cookie mix, found in baking aisle
- 7 tablespoons softened butter
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 4 tablespoons Kahlua or 4 tablespoons other coffee liqueur
- 3 tablespoons instant espresso or 3 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
- 1 tablespoon regular grind coffee (beans)
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate, chunks (Rachael recommends Ghiradelli brand)
- 4 ounces walnut pieces
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- 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, Kahluha, 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 2 inches apart on ungreased nonstick cookie sheet or sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Bake cookies in batches 9 to 11 minutes or until crisp and browned at edges.
- Transfer to wire rack to cool and serve.
This is a good basis for trying other flavors. I used a peanut butter cookie mix, what I had on hand. I don't like coffee so eliminated that. Instead of Kahlua, I used Frangelico (hazelnut flavored) and coarsely chopped hazelnuts. Very good, I shared with friends and hid some in the freezer. Thanks for posting.
My friend used to make these for parties, and I loved them so much, I demanded the recipe, which I only now see has been on this site for years! This recipe is SO simple and delicious. I'll agree that depending on what kind of instant coffee/espresso you use, the coffee flavor can be very strong, but it's just a matter of tweaking that ingredient to your own tastes to make them out of this world!
My husband and I both love chocolate and coffee but, I'm sorry, the coffee flavor and texture was too strong for us. I halved the 1 T. regular grind coffee, thinking it sounded too strong, and it was still too much of a raw coffee flavor. I'm sorry Kree, I wanted to like this but it was too heavy on the coffee.