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Cocoa-Espresso-Brazil Nut Cookies

One bowl, simple, slice and bake cookies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Tricia


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee granules
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup finely ground Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup chopped Brazil nuts


  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter on high for 30 seconds.
  • Add the sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Set the mixer to low and add the flour, cocoa powder, espresso granules, and salt. Mix until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Add the ½ cup of finely ground Brazil nuts and mix just until blended.
  • Spread the remaining 1 cup of chopped Brazil nuts on a large piece of plastic wrap or wax paper, in an 8 inch long strip. Shape the dough into an 8-inch long log and roll in the nuts to coat. Wrap the log in the plastic wrap or wax paper and refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Cut the log of cookie dough into ¼ inch slices. Place the sliced about 1 inch apart on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • (Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens – Chocolate – Rich, Dark & Decadent)
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. When multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg