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Twenty one.


That is our new head count………… for the next eleven days.


Eight have arrived. Seven more to go.

If you remember last Wednesday I said we would have a total of seventeen people in our house over Christmas. Well that seventeen has now turned into twenty one. So to summarize, that would now be 11 days,  21 people, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1 kitchen table that seats 8.


So who are the lucky four that get to spend Christmas with a family probably more dysfunctional and crazy than the Griswold’s? That would be my cousins! The same cousins who we used to spend the week after Christmas with up at our rustic little cabin in Ripley, New York. It will be just like old times! Except with real mountains to snowboard (although we sure had a lot of fun cruzin off the deck!) and a whole lot more people!

The more the merrier…..Right?

No, but really? I could not be more happy and excited that they decided to leave deary old Cleveland and come spend Christmas with us! Word on the street is that it is gonna snow on both Christmas Eve and Christmas! There is nothing like a snowy white Christmas in the heart of the mountains!


When I found out that four more were added to list and that they would be arriving in less than 24 hours, I got my butt to the store. Stocked up as best as I could (I am defiantly headed back soon. I had a giant list and still somehow managed to forget a whole lot – hate that!)  and came home and made a mad amount of cookies. Because everyone needs a cookie after a long and probably dreadful day of traveling!

And seriously, there could not be a better cookie to relax with! I mean you  have got chocolate and just a kick of kahlua all baked into one heavenly cookie. Served up with a cold glass of milk. So comforting, so delicious!


Chocolate Chip Kahlua Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rest 2 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings: 60 Cookies
Calories Per Serving: 90 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  • In a small dish, dissolve espresso powder in Kahlua. Set aside.
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in the kahlua mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. We like our cookies thin, so I like to press down in the cookie dough balls with the palm of my hand to help flatten the a bit.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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  2. 1 star
    I also feel these ratios don’t seem right. I followed the recipe exactly & my biscuits were also very puffy, dry etc, looked nothing like the picture.
    I ended up beating in another 80g of butter which I had on hand, which made them slightly better – but still nothing like yours.

    1. Hi Megan, I am sorry you are having trouble with this recipe. Was there anything you did differently? Any info you can give would be helpful in problem solving. Also, what climate do you live in? That can make a big different too. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope I can help! Thank you! xTieghan

  3. ok so mine turned out Cakey, puffy and dry. I thought that was going to happen with the butter flour sugar ratio most CC cookie recipes use 1 1/2 cup sugar to 2 cups flour. I couldn’t taste the Kahulua. Yours looked so delicious.

    1. So sorry for the trouble. I am not sure what happened without know exactly what you did. did you change anything about the recipe? Again, so sorry for the trouble!

  4. Oh sweet Santa!!! These look and sound fabulous!! I know Christmas is over but we still have our tree up, so that’s my excuse for making these today, lol!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gorgeous cookies – chocolate chip & kahlua is a winning combo. Hope you managed to have a great Xmas with a “house full” and best wishes for the new year.

  6. Oh my goodness, 21 people, that’s crazy! I absolutely love Kahlua, can’t wait to try these cookies!

  7. These look absolutely amazing! You really can’t beat the combination of Kahlua, chocolate, and cookies 🙂 I made some homemade Kahlua (with tons of extra vanilla because that’s how I roll) and I think I’m going to have to use some to whip up a batch of these beauties!

    I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open every Monday morning through Wednesday night!


  8. These look so yummy– I love coffee, Kahlua, and chocolate, I can’t wait to give them a try! I’m pinning them for later!

  9. Wow, I don’t know which sounds more amazing, your cookies or your house guest number! I added the recipe to my ziplist file to try soon. Good luck with your holiday fun, you will need a vacation in January!

  10. Hi! I am visiting from Thirty Hand Made days. These cookies look awesome! I have a Kaluha cake recipe but have not seen cookies. I am definitely making these. Thanks so much for sharing! PS. I am having 21 people over for just a short weekend next weekto celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday and I am freaking out a bit. 🙂 Enjoy your family!

  11. Oh, these sound and look so yummy! Definitely pinning these to make soon! 🙂
    Thank you for linking up to Marvelous Mondays!

  12. hello! i’m stopping by from the busy mondays link up this time and have pinned this recipe – i adore baking with kahlua and look forward to trying these for my (grown-up) family.

  13. I love your recipes for the holidays. I can’t wait for some I those cookies and for you to share some of your tips with me. I couldn’t be happier about the additions to the guest list! Being together is what it’s all about! And about the 7 more that are on the way, it’s actually 8! So make the new total 22 : )