Kahlua White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vickie Parks


What better than pairing one of Mexico's finest imports--Kahlua--with white chocolate chips? And in a delicious cookie form, no doubt.

This recipe produces a soft cookie, rich with a creamy texture and slight hint of coffee.

TIP ON INSTANT COFFEE: It's best to use a quality brand of instant coffee (crystals or granules) that produces a cup of coffee that you thoroughly enjoy drinking. Bargain or generic brands of instant coffee tend to produce a bitter after-taste. And if you don't enjoy drinking the coffee it produces, then you're not likely to enjoy it in baked goods either.


★★★★★ 5 votes

10 Min
20 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    instant coffee crystals (see note about coffee quality in recipe intro)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup
    white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large
  • 2 Tbsp
    kahlua (or other coffee liqueur)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup
    white chocolate chips (white baking morsels)

How to Make Kahlua White Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Dissolve instant coffee in the cream; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars. Add the egg, Kahlua, vanilla and coffee/cream mixture, and mix with electric mixer until ingredients are well combined.
  3. In a medium size bowl, stir together the sifted flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamy butter/sugar mixture, and mix just until well combined. Add the white chips and stir until well combined.
  4. Using a cookie scoop (or a 2-tablespoon scoop), drop dough onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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About Kahlua White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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