Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies and Giveaway #2

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies and Giveaway #2

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies

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Today’s giveaway is my favorite kitchen item-after my mixer of course. In fact, during the San Diego fires in 2008 my machine was one of the few things I grabbed before we were asked to evacuate!! Luckily nothing burned down where we were located! Can you imagine me having to explain to my kids that their childhood pictures burned, but my coffee maker didn’t. That would be a major sarcastic Mom of the Year moment.

nespresso machine

I have been drinking Nespresso coffee since I first lived in Switzerland 12 years ago. Keurigs are cool if you are looking for a single serve standard coffee, but if you are looking for a classy and impressive cup, Nespresso is your coffee! It is the silkiest, most delicious cup ever. E.V.E.R. No I am not getting paid to say this 🙂

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies

So today I am giving away a Nespresso Essenza Machine. You will have to order the coffee (or pick it up at Bloomingdales). Like usual, if you are already followers on my Social Media pages, you can still enter! Winner will be notified by email when contest is up and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address. Make sure to enter for your chance to win!

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies

I used a shot of Nespresso for these cookies which gave them an intense coffee and chocolate flavor. They were perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of Nespresso!

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies and Giveaway #2

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies and Giveaway #2


  • 1 1/4 cups butter (2 1/2 sticks)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup strongly brewed espresso
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or non stick spray.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add vanilla and espresso and mix to combine.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing in between each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  6. Gradually mix in flour with wet (butter and eggs) mixture.
  7. Add white and milk chips and stir to combine.
  8. Scoop out 1 inch scoops and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  10. Makes 4 dozen cookies


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Update- I just realized I asked the same comment question. Instead tell me about your favorite coffee!

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28 Responses to Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies and Giveaway #2

  1. Clare F. December 4, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    It’s not really a baking tradition but my dad makes gin fizzes every Christmas morning. He takes a pitcher over to our neighbors who have also been enjoying this festive drink for 25 years! I can’t imagine not having it on Christmas morning.

  2. Colleen Lanin December 4, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Each year I try to make jam thumbprint cookies and snowball cookies from scratch. We typically buy sugar cookie dough from the store for the kids to decorate too.

  3. Jon December 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    My mom and I make chocolate truffles every year for her annual Christmas party

  4. Sharon December 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Lovely recipe. I do enjoy your emails very much.

  5. Gina Guthrie December 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Most of my holiday gifts are edible gifts. I love to make fudge, toffee, caramels and cookies to give!

  6. kim December 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    i love spending time with the family. that’s the best part!

  7. Elena December 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    We like to bake biscotti

  8. Liz @ Life Made Sweet December 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Haha – every time I see a Nespresso machine I think of you!!!! I can’t wait to try it one day soon!! My favorite Holiday baking tradition is chocolate peppermint cookies….always reminds me of Christmas!

  9. Julie Courey December 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    I love to bake all throughout the year. At Christmas I have a stollen recipe that is lovely. I also have a plum cardamon bundt cake that everyone raves about. There are so many recipes to discover that I have a difficult time preparing a repeat as I always love to try
    something NEW!!!!

  10. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting December 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    did you say espresso? Cool, I can still eat this for breakfast then!

  11. Megan December 5, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    I would love to win this! Thanks for offering! I just started drinking coffee less than a year ago (and I’m 39). My husbands goal was to get me to drink the cheapest drink at Starbucks! haha I went from years of drinking hot chocolate, to low fat mocha, to latte, to coffee. Now I love checking out coffee houses all over the place. Basically he turned me into a coffee addict! haha

  12. L December 6, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    bake cookies

  13. Shannon December 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    We do a giant lasagna for Christmas!

  14. Joanna A. December 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I bake cookies with my mom every year – we always try new things but my favorite are thumbprint cookies!

  15. Victoria Z December 8, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    My favorite coffee is the holiday blend from Starbucks.

  16. Madeline December 8, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    We make grasshopper cookie bars each year. And sometimes pumpkin pie.

  17. Debra Lee December 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I always bake cookies for the guys at work!

  18. Rhonda December 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    I work at a preschool and each year, I decorate a big gingerbread cookie with my three year olds. While it is “cooking” in the oven we read the classic Gingerbread Boy story that my parents read to me when I was little. During story time, somehow (with the assistance of a parent helper!) the gingerbread cookie escapes from the oven and hides in the preschool. The children and I run around trying to find it and when we eventually do, we gobble it up before it can run away again. Love, love the magical thinking of preschoolers!

  19. Margot C December 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Pies, pies and more pies; I start in November and do not stop until the new year (good with an espresso!)

  20. eddie ash December 9, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    love the cookies

  21. meredith December 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    My mom and I would decorate cookies

  22. Margot C December 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Update: I love New Orleans Coffee and Chicory

  23. Sarah December 10, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    My favorite coffee definitely involves some caramel flavors and foamed milk.

  24. Caryn December 10, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    I like to help my mom with baking! I usually make a mess and get in the way, but I hope to one day attain her baking skills:)

  25. itzia December 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    i like Chiapas coffee.

  26. Carolsue December 11, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    We always make different types of fudge for friends and neighbors — like mint, eggnog, etc.
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  27. rayraycartucci December 11, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    During the Holidays I am usually in such a hurry I try to make one pie( pumpkin) and also a home made spice cake which is our family’s tradition since well before I was ever born. Thank you

  28. Annette December 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    Each year I bake banana nut bread and make candy to give as gifts.

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