Decadent Dark Chocolate Espresso Snowcap Cookies

Decadent Dark Chocolate Espresso Snowcap Cookies

These Decadent Dark Chocolate Espresso Snowcap Cookies will not disappoint. This is definitely a coffee lovers' cookie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Espresso cookies, snowcap cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 66kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 1/2 cup flour all purpose
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted , room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Confectioners' sugar for rolling


  • In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, cocoa, espresso powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and brown sugar until light. I will usually use an electric hand held mixer.
  • Beat in the egg.
  • Add the cooled chocolate and mix until well incorporated.
  • On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  • Add the milk and once again, beat only until combined.
  • Turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Shape into a flat 1/2 inch rectangle and place in freezer for at least 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 ºF/175 ºC.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place 1/2 - 3/4 cup of confectioners' sugar in a bowl.
  • Cut square of dough into 30 (1/2-3/4 inch) squares. (I prefer small cookies, feel free to make larger cookies).
  • Roll each piece into a ball and then roll in icing sugar. Ensure that each ball is thickly coated with the icing sugar.
  • Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Continue to roll until all of the dough is used.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes.
  • Cookies will be soft. Allow to cool  down before transferring to wire racks to cool down completely.


I have often been asked about the type of cocoa I use...I prefer to use Rodelle baking cocoa (it's available at Costco or amazon).
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*adapted from Martha Stewart


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg