Monday, July 31, 2017

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Today is the 10th anniversary of my father in law's passing.

My mother in law decided to celebrate his life this past weekend with a big reunion.

Friends and family near and far gathered in her backyard for food, friends, and memories. She was so very happy having everyone so near.

Laughter was had, reminiscing was done, toasts were made, and everyone just, well, celebrated life!

It's a nice reminder to everyone that life is just entirely too short and we should always tell those around us how much they mean to us.

4 Tbsp Hot water
2 Tbsp Instant espresso coffee powder
1 Box Dark chocolate brownie mix
1 Egg
3 Tbsp Vegetable oil
¼ Tsp Cinnamon
1 ⅓ Cups dark chocolate pieces
Optional: chocolate kisses or caramel candy kisses for topping

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Prepare a baking sheet
3. In small bowl, combine water and espresso powder
4. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, egg, oil, cinnamon, and espresso mixture
5. Stir in chocolate pieces
6. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet
7. Bake 10-12 minutes
8. Add optional topping as cookies come out of the oven


Adapted from: Duncan Hines

Come party with me HERE!


  1. I'm glad that ya'll got together. Our family is so tiny, we have hardly anybody left.

    The cookies look like something my husband would like.

  2. Those sound wonderful! For the last few years our family would meet up at a park that my step father in law loved going to and we'd have a huge family picnic as close to the anniversary of his death as we could and celebrate his life.

  3. These sound amazing!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. You always share delightful treats! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  5. The cookies sound and look so good. Yum!

  6. What a great recipe for family reunions! I'd like to feature this post today at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. Oh I have a friend who would love these.

    And thanks for linking to Waste not Wednesday!

  8. Well serious mocha drinker that I am these are right up my alley! Featuring when my party opens up tonight!