Soft, chewy, delicious coffee cookies are the perfect dessert for coffee fanatics.
This homemade coffee cookie recipe is a made from scratch cookie that uses fresh ground coffee to enhance the flavor of these cookies in a big way.
If you’re looking for a cookie that is out of the box in terms of flavor try this recipe.
Or try out these peppermint hot chocolate cookies, they are so good.
These copycat Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies are another family favorite in our house.
These Coffee Cookies Are…
- Made from scratch
- Easy to Make
- Made with Ground Coffee
- No Chill Dough Cookies
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Granulated Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Coffee Grounds
How to Make Coffee Cookies
Full directions on how to make coffee cookies are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
This is a visual walk through on how to make these cookies.
Step 1: Start by preheating the oven and set out your cookie sheet and grease or use a silicone baking mat.
Step 2: Next cream your butter and sugars in a large bowl or stand mixer, until light and fluffy.
This takes 2-3 minutes with a mixer.
Step 3: Add in the egg and vanilla and mix to incorporate.
Step 4: Now add in the dry ingredients of the flour mixture and continue mixing again.
Step 5: Stir in the fresh coffee ground and mix for about 1/2 a minute.
Step 6: Drop cookie dough balls using a spoon or cookie scoop, onto a cookie sheet and bake as directed. Then allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on cookie sheet before you transfer to a cooling rack.
Helpful Tips For Success and Variations
You want to make sure you allow time for the softened butter and sugars to cream. This is going to give your cookies that light and fluffy texture you want.
Work the coffee into the dough at the end, to help distribute flavor. Don’t undermix or you will find some areas fall flat on flavor.
Toss in some chopped chocolate chunks or chocolate chips for added flavor to the cookies.
Swap the vanilla extract out with another type of flavoring. You could even do a coffee flavor or almond extract to alter the flavor a bit.
Don’t overcook the cookies or they will become hard. So watch as they bake and remove when they are cooked.
You can use instant coffee powder instead of ground coffee.
If you prefer espresso flavor, just swap out the ground coffee for instant espresso powder instead.
Room Temperature – You can store your cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. The cookies will store for around 5-7 days.
Freezing – If you want to freeze any cookies just allow them to cool and place in a freezer bag or airtight container. The cookies can freeze for 3-4 months. Then thaw on the counter for an hour or so and enjoy.
You can swap the fresh ground coffee for coffee granules. If you do that, I would recommend adding the instant coffee in when you mix the butter and sugars. This will help to distribute the flavor more.
Yes, you can make a double batch of these cookies if you would like. Just simply make a larger batch of cookies and then bake in batches.
Coffee cookies are made using ground coffee. So unless you use decaf ground coffee, your coffee cookies will contain a small amount of caffeine.
More Cookie Recipes
If you like this cookie recipe, you’ll love these ones too:
- Monster Cookies – There are a lot of easy monster cookie recipes floating around the web, but none of them will make you smile quite the same way these will.
- Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies – Whip up a batch of my popular, tried and true ultimate peanut butter cookie recipe! This is a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie that is to die for.
- Classic Gingersnaps – You should be able to get about 60 gingersnap cookies with frosting out of this recipe.
- 1 ¼ c all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 stick of room temperature butter unsalted
- ½ c granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ c light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of fresh ground coffee
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Cream butter, brown and white sugar together until fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla, mix for 1 minute.
- Add baking soda, salt and flour. Mix until well combined.
- Add fresh ground coffee and mix for 30 seconds.
- Drop by the spoonful, 3” apart, on a baking sheet that has either been lined with a baking mat or parchment paper or lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.
- When the cookies come out of the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.