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Delicious Coffee Cookies to Satisfy Your Cravings

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Coffee cookies are the perfect treat for coffee lovers. With their delicate, crumbly texture and rich, coffee-infused flavor, these cookies are sure to satisfy your cravings for both sweets and caffeine.

plate of coffee cookies and a glass of milk

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Coffee and cookies are two of life’s simple pleasures, and when you combine them, you get a match made in heaven. These coffee cookies are the perfect treat for any coffee lover, with their rich, bold flavor and satisfying crunch.

But what makes coffee cookies different from regular cookies? The secret ingredient is Maika’i Freeze Dried Kona Coffee, which is mixed into the cookie dough to give the cookies their unique flavor.

maikai freeze dried kona coffee

Coffee is a great flavor to add when baking, but you can also use it in savory dishes like grilled pork chops.

Making coffee cookies is easy and fun, and the recipe only requires a handful of simple ingredients. The dough comes together quickly, and once it’s been scooped onto the baking sheet, it’s ready to be baked. In just about 20 minutes, you’ll have a batch of delicious, coffee-infused treats.

So why not give these tasty cookies a try? They’re sure to become a new favorite in your household. Happy baking!

close up plate of coffee cookies

To make this coffee cookies recipe you’ll need

(Full recipe instructions and ingredient amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post)

  • All purpose flour. Or the flour alternative of your choice.
  • Maika’i Freeze Dried Kona Coffee. You can find this in the coffee section at your local Foodland.
  • Baking soda. This will help your cookies rise.
  • Salt. To bring out the sweetness.
  • Brown sugar. You can use light, golden, or dark here.
  • Granulated sugar. I like to use a mix of brown and granulated sugar here to make the cookies a little softer and have slightly more chew.
  • Unsalted butter. If you only have salted butter, omit the extra added salt.
  • Egg. Fresh is best.
  • Vanilla. I love to use homemade vanilla extract https://keepingitrelle.com/instant-pot-vanilla-extract/, but you can use store bought as well.
coffee cookie ingredients

How to make coffee cookies

To start you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350F. You’ll also need two baking sheet. Line them with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Now time for the dough. Start with the dry ingredients. Add flour, Maika’i Freeze Dried Kona Coffee, baking soda, and salt to a bowl and mix until well combined. Set that aside.

Next you’ll want to mix the wet ingredients. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter to a bowl and mix until well combined and light and fluffy. Using a stand mixer or electric mixer makes the job so much easier, but you can totally mix these by hand if you wanted to.

hand picking up coffee cookies

After your wet ingredients are mixed add an egg and vanilla extract. Mix this until well combined. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.

Don’t over mix your cookies, as it will cause your cookies to be tough.

Scoop your cookie dough using a cookie scoop that’s about 3 tablespoons. Be sure to leave about an inch between cookies to allow for rising and spreading.

Pop that in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and desired crispness. Cool slightly and enjoy!

Tips for the best delicious coffee cookies

  • Don’t skip the salt. The salt will balance out the sweetness of the cookies and enhance the coffee flavor.
  • Don’t over mix your cookie dough. This creates gluten strands and in turn a tough cookie. And no one likes tough cookies after all.
  • Don’t over-bake your cookies. They should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Let your cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container to keep them fresh and delicious.
plate of coffee cookies

Frequently asked questions

Can I make these cookies vegan? 

Yes, you can easily make these cookies vegan by using vegan butter and a flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water) in place of the regular butter and egg.

Can I freeze these cookies? 

Yes, you can freeze these cookies by placing them in an airtight container and storing them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, simply remove the desired number of cookies from the freezer and let them come to room temperature before serving.

Do coffee cookies have caffeine?

Yes. Instant coffee, which is made by freeze-drying coffee, is added to the dough. If you prefer not to have caffeine you can use a decaf option.

Can I add chocolate to these cookies? 

Yes, you can add chocolate to these cookies by stirring in chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or cocoa powder to the dough before baking.

How long will these cookies stay fresh? 

These cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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plate of coffee cookies and a glass of milk

Coffee Cookies

Coffee cookies are the perfect treat for coffee lovers. With their delicate, crumbly texture and rich, coffee-infused flavor, these cookies are sure to satisfy your cravings for both sweets and caffeine.
5 from 37 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl add flour, Maika’i Freeze Dried Kona Coffee, baking soda, and salt, Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter. Mix until well combined and light and fluffy. Then add egg and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  • Add dry ingredients and blend just until combined. 
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out about 3 tablespoons of dough and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Be sure to leave about one inch between each cookie to allow the cookies space to rise, about 12 large cookies per baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool and ENJOY!

Notes

Tips for the best delicious coffee cookies
  • Don’t skip the salt. The salt will balance out the sweetness of the cookies and enhance the coffee flavor.
  • Don’t over mix your cookie dough. This creates gluten strands and in turn a tough cookie. And no one likes tough cookies after all.
  • Don’t over-bake your cookies – they should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Let your cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container to keep them fresh and delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 171IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword coffee, coffee cookies, cookies, desserts, keeping it relle, kona coffee
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By on December 31st, 2022

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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10 thoughts on “Delicious Coffee Cookies to Satisfy Your Cravings”

  1. 5 stars
    Coffee and cookies are two of my favorites, so I loved combining them into one delicious treat! Your recipe was easy to follow and my family enjoyed these, for sure! Thank you!

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  2. 5 stars
    These cookies are so good!! They are delicious and a quick pick-me-up for my afternoon lows and cravings for something sweet! They are so easy to make, I can always whip a fresh batch.

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