Kahlua Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Kahlua Crinkle Cookies
Kahlua Crinkle Cookies that are soft and chewy and filled with flavor.

Father’s Day is coming up and if you still need a present, I’ve got you covered with the Kahlua Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. My dad and grandfather have always been hard to shop for. However, they have two things in common–they love coffee and sweets. With that in mind, I came up withKahlua Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. The combination of chocolate and Kahlua covered in powdered sugar is pretty amazing. The Boyfriend and I went a little overboard taste testing. These cookies are the perfect dessert for a dad with a sweet tooth!

Kahlua Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

15 minPrep Time

24 minCook Time

39 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 6 tablespoons Kahlua


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In another bowl, using a wooden spoon, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add 1 egg and beat on medium speed until blended. Add the other egg, almond extract, and Kahlua and beat until blended.
  5. Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture. Beat on low speed just until blended. Chill the dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
  6. Using a tablespoon, scoop up a rounded spoonful of dough. Scrape the dough off the spoon into the palm of your other hand.
  7. Roll the dough into a ball. Roll the ball in the confectioners' sugar until covered. Place the balls on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart.
  8. When 1 baking sheet is full, put it in the oven and bake the cookies until they are crackled and puffed, 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Using oven mitts, remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a metal spatula, move the cookies onto the rack and let cool completely.


Adapted from Chocolate Crinkle Cookies by Williams Sonoma


Kahlua Crinkle Cookies by Butter & Type
Kahlua Crinkle Cookies by Butter & Type
Kahlua Crinkle Cookies by Butter & Type
Kahlua Crinkle Cookies by Butter & Type
Kahlua Crinkle Cookies by Butter & Type
Kahlua Crinkle Cookies by Butter & Type

In honor of daughters baking for their fathers, you should watch this amazing clip of T.I.’s daughter, Deyjah, baking cupcakes. “She makes a eggshell flavored cupcake like nobody’s business.” Definitely one of my favorite tv clips.

  • Maria Hanrahan
    I found these to be a bit too strong on the almond flavor, even after making some adaptations to make them more coffee-intense. I added a cup of semisweet chocolate chips and about a half cup of finely ground chocolate covered espresso beans to the dough, and instead of rolling the dough balls in powdered sugar, I dipped the tops in course sugar combined with more of the ground espresso beans. Even with the additional coffee flavors, these came across overwhelmingly almond. If I made these again, I'd cut the almond extract done to 1/4 teaspoon and maybe combine it with coffee or vanilla extract.