Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies and Giveaway

Rich, Chocolate Fudge Sandwich cookies with a hint of Espresso! The perfect chocolate indulgence.

Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies: perfect, fudgy sandwich cookies with a hint of espresso! #chocolate #fudge

Not only am I sharing this recipe for delicious, fudge cookies…but I also have a giveaway!

Many times I’ll hear from some of you about the ingredients I use in my recipes. For instance, today’s recipe uses Espresso Powder. King Arthur Flour is providing a fun assortment of products for one lucky reader! Using all these ingredients, you can make today’s cookie recipe! Don’t worry though, even if you don’t win the giveaway, you can STILL make these fudgy cookies. Be sure to read the recipe below!

I’ve mentioned it before, but I just love my morning coffee. By adding some espresso powder in these cookies, I can have my coffee taste any time! Feel free to add more espresso to give it a richer coffee flavor. Or use less (or none) if you want NO coffee taste. The espresso though does enhance the chocolate, so if you’re brave use at least 1/2 tsp. I used 1 1/2 tsp in this recipe, which gave it just enough to taste the espresso but not completely overpower the chocolate.

Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies: perfect, fudgy sandwich cookies with a hint of espresso! #chocolate #fudge

I also used King Arthur Flour’s Burgundy chunks. If you’ve never had good semi-sweet chocolate, you’re in for a real treat! These chunks are so smooth and soft, you may find yourself eating right out of the bag! For the “regular” cookies I added the chunks right into the batter. For the cookie sandwiches, I made a chocolate ganache that I cooled and whipped (don’t worry, instructions are in the recipe below). I also topped my cookies with some chocolate jimmies!

For today’s cookie sandwiches I used my 1 Tbsp scoop. I made some of the cookies “regular sized” using the 2Tbsp scoop (which is the size the winner will receive). I use my 2Tbsp scoop for most of my cupcake recipes too. I don’t like my cupcakes over the top of the liners, and this scoop is my perfect measuring tool!

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One lucky Shugary Sweets reader will win:

How to enter: (choose one or all options-leave a comment for EACH entry)

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**giveaway is now closed**

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years or older.

Giveaway is open from 9am EST 5/28/13 until 7am EST 6/4/13

One winner will be chosen using and will receive notification by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

Yield: 3 dozen sandwich cookies

Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookie

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes

Rich, Chocolate Fudge Sandwich cookies with a hint of Espresso! The perfect chocolate indulgence.


For the Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dutch cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp espresso powder

For the Sandwich cookies:

  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles (jimmies)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, crisco and brown sugar for 2-3 minutes until combined. Beat in vanilla, salt and eggs. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and espresso powder.
  2. Refrigerate cookie dough for one hour.
  3. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough by 1 Tbsp scoop onto baking sheet. Dip tops of each dough ball into a bowl with the chocolate sprinkles.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on baking sheet, then cool completely on wire rack.
  5. For the filling, heat heavy cream in a small saucepan until warm. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate chunks until smooth.
  6. Refrigerate filling for one hour. When ready to make filling, beat with a wire whisk attachment to mixer until fluffy and desired consistency. Scoop into a ziploc bag, snip off the corner. Pair sandwich cookies with like sized cookies. Pipe filling onto one cookie, slightly pressing the second cookie on top. Store in a covered container for up to one week. ENJOY.


Prepare the filling after you put your cookie dough in the refrigerator. When cookie dough is done chilling, bake as directed. While cookies are cooling, remove filling and beat according to recipe directions. To make regular drop cookies (not sandwich cookies): fold chocolate chunks into cookie dough before refrigerating. Use a 2 Tbsp scoop and bake an additional 2 minutes for the cookies. ENJOY.

Looking for more uses for Espresso Powder? This Tiramisu Cheesecake Trifle is delicious! And the chocolate curls are a must!


Not only do these cookies use espresso powder, but they are no bake as well. Perfect for summer!!


Mocha Cupcakes use espresso powder. Need I say more? Look how lovely….


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Rich, Chocolate Fudge Sandwich cookies with a hint of Espresso! The perfect chocolate indulgence.


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Posted on May 28, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’ve been looking for a great, reliable espresso-flavored cookie recipe for forever! These are definitely next on my to-make list; my students will love them. Thanks a bundle!!

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