Tuxedo Cookies

Let’s  do  some  throwback  today,  but  dessert  first,  throwback  ramblings  second.  Grab  a  cuppa  because  these are  best  dipped  in  coffee  (assumptive,  but  trust  me  on  this  one).

Tuexedo Cookies and Coffee via Bakers Royale

These  tuxedo  bites  are  assembled  from  chocolate  cookies  that  are  pumped  up  with  espresso  for  a  bittersweet flavor  and  the  filling  made  better  with  some  help  from  Coffee-­mate  Toll  House®  Chocolate  Chip  Cookie flavored  creamer  instead  of  just  plain  ol’  heavy  cream.  

Tuexedo Cookies via Bakers Royale

I  have  a  fondness  for  anything  chocolate  chip  flavored.  It’s  the  very  first  cookie  I  ever  baked  (me  and  ba-jillion  others),  circa  1990.  The  recipe  was  from  the  back  of  a  Nestle  Toll  House®  chocolate  chip cookie package.  I’m  pretty  sure  my  first  batch  was  a  collection  of  tough  biscuits  from  over  mixing,  but  who  knew or could  tell.

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My  little  sister  and  I  certainly  couldn’t.  Nope.  And  neither  could  the  rest  of  my  family.

I’ve  made  some progress  since  then  with  those  cookies.  But  the  idea  of  baking  one  batch  after  another  to hone  the  finer details  of  every  recipe  still  chases  me  today.  It’s  a  passion  that  I’m  fortunate  enough  to indulge  in  daily—for better  or  for  worse—the  latter  being  those  days  when  I  can’t  nail  a  recipe.

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But  even  on  those  days,  I  always  a  grab  a  pick-­me-­up  between  batches  with  some  coffee  and  little Chocolate  Chip  Cookie  flavored  creamer.  The  coffee  gives  me  a  little  boost  while  the  Coffee-­mate  transforms any  cup  into  dessert-­‐like  sips.

Tuexedo Cookies with Bakers Royale

Lucky  for  me  Coffee­‐mate  has  a  bevy  of  flavored  creamer  offerings!  Try  out  Classic Vanilla,  Carmel Macchiato,  and  of  course  my  favorite  Toll  House®  Chocolate  Chip  Cookie—and  that     is  to  mention  just  a few.

See  what  I  mean  about  turning  coffee  into  dessert  sips.  Pick  one,  or  a  few,  and  have  dessert  on  the skinny side.  Or  get  adventurous  and  use  them  to  bake  with  like  I  did.  For  more  inspiration  and  recipe  for how  to use  Coffee-­mate  in  desserts,  click  here.

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this recipe

Tuxedo Cookies

Yield: Makes 12 sandwich cookies


Cookie (recipe adapted from here)

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 ounce package (2 cups) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate pieces
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • 1 ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons Coffee-mate NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip


Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paperIn a large bowl, combine and stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a medium heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir together the 2 cups chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons of the butter until melted. Cool slightly.

In a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment beat remaining butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping sides of bowl after each addition. Beat in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed until well combined. Turn off mixer and stir in the butterscotch chips.

Scoop and drop 2 round teaspoons 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until edges are firm and tops are slightly cracked, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Assembly: Spread filling on the bottom of one cookie place the bottom of a second cookie directly on top.

This  post  was  created  in  partnership  with  NESTLE  Coffee-­mate.  All  content  and  opinions  are  my  own.


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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Naomi, I love coffeemate. . won’t drink my coffee without it! and the filling with the Coffee-­mate Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie flavored creamer . . love it!! your cookies are beautiful. . love all of the photos!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonTori@Gringalicious.com says

    These look totally Fab, Naomi and I love that you added espresso!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says

    These cookies are pretty darn fantastic. Are these breakfast cookies too because I am seriously craving them right now!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLiz @ Floating Kitchen says

    Tollhouse cookies always bring me back too. I made them with my mom all the time growing up, and I still love making them today. These tuxedo cookies are FAB!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann @ the beach house kitchen says

    Naomi, these look gorgeous and sound so delicious! I never would have thought of using the creamer! Great idea!!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJune @ How to Philosophize with Cake says

    Those look like fantastic little sandwiches! Almost reminds me of whoopie pies, but more cookie-like I imagine.

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonpatti says

    The cookies look delicious…but there is no espresso in the ingredient list of the recipe.
    How much espresso? Powder or brewed? Please revise recipe.

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    We don’t have a coffee maker at home, but at work, I sneak those great flavors in the fridge to add to my coffee from time to time! Totally have that Chocolate Chip Cookie one in there right now!

    I absolutely love the photos on this post and the sound of these cookies… Mmm

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCaroline @ Pass the Cocoa says

    Aw, I loved hearing about your first batch of cookies, Naomi! I think our first baking projects always have a special place in our hearts (:

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonIlke says

    Looks great, however I am a bit confused. You say drop 2 teaspoons and makes 24 cookies. When I go to the original recipe , it says drop 2 teaspoons and makes 72 cookies. Yours look definitely bigger. You mean 2 tablespoons to give that cakey look?