Brown Sugar Coffee Cookies


Coffee-flavored brown sugar cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  Coffee lovers will love these for dessert!

Coffee-flavored brown sugar cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  Coffee lovers will love these for dessert!

Happy, happy Thursday!  I had a day of recipe fails yesterday and I need some of these cookies to comfort me.  I like to EAT my caffeine as opposed to drinking it.  I’m sure I’m winning a lot of people over this week with my post Tuesday proclaiming that I loathe chocolate ice cream, and now today I’m admitting that I’m not crazy about coffee.  I like coffee-flavored desserts, though (edible caffeine…yes).  That makes me likeable, right?

Soft brown sugar coffee cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  Coffee lovers will love this dessert recipe!

These are the best coffee cookies I have ever eaten.  I ate most of these Brown Sugar Coffee Cookies plain and used the rest of these babies in my Coffee French Toast Ice Cream Sandwiches.  Coffee-flavored cookies and French toast ice cream?  Yes, please!  Wait…does that make these “breakfast” cookies?  Note: make sure you use instant coffee granules so they will be able to dissolve more easily when baking.

Coffee lovers, here’s a sweet way to get your java.  Enjoy!

Brown Sugar Coffee Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2 dozen
Coffee-flavored brown sugar cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Coffee lovers will love these for dessert!
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder/granules
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, approximately 30 seconds. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the coffee powder until incorporated.
  4. Using a 1-ounce cookie scoop or a 2-tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon or bottom of a clean glass to spread out into a 2-inch circle (these bake up flat, not thick). Bake for 18-20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges but still soft in the middle.
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18 Responses to “Brown Sugar Coffee Cookies”

  1. June 4, 2015 at 4:11 AM #

    I´m a huge fan of brown sugar in cookies. They just taste better! I love the addition of coffee in these 🙂

  2. June 4, 2015 at 6:24 AM #

    Dear Ashley, These cookies sound wonderful. I love the brown sugar and coffee together. I have to make these soon. xo, Catherine

  3. June 4, 2015 at 8:14 AM #

    I like to “EAT my caffeine” too (though I also like to drink it) – so – pleeeeze pass me the cookies!!! STAT!!!!

  4. June 4, 2015 at 8:42 AM #

    Add me to the non-coffee drinker list. But, I do love coffee-flavored things like you (it must be the sugar!) so I knew there was a reason we’re friends! 🙂

  5. June 4, 2015 at 3:05 PM #

    trading in my milk for some coffee to go with these!

  6. June 4, 2015 at 4:57 PM #

    So funny because I just posted a chocolate espresso mousse and I’d never drink espresso but I love it in dessert too!

  7. June 4, 2015 at 8:58 PM #

    I am not only a coffee addict but I’m a total brown sugar addict too. I’m all over these cookies!

  8. June 4, 2015 at 9:36 PM #

    Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! I stir brown sugar into my coffee every morning, so I’m pretty sure these were made for me (thank you)! 😉

  9. June 5, 2015 at 7:22 AM #

    Is it wrong that I am thinking of eating 10 of those to be equivalent to my morning cup of coffee?
    On second though, don’t answer that. 😉 Pinned!

    • June 5, 2015 at 8:44 AM #

      Haha! Dang you’re up early girl!!

  10. June 5, 2015 at 9:39 AM #

    Recipe fail days are the worst! But these cookies do look like an excellent way to get some comfort! I’m not a huge fan of chocolate ice cream either … so you’re not alone!

  11. June 8, 2015 at 9:02 AM #

    I’m sorry to read about your recipe fails – these delicious cookies would totally cheer me up (and give me the energy to try some more recipes too!). Pinned!

  12. June 8, 2015 at 2:39 PM #

    I’m all about anything coffee flavored! These cookies and just calling to be made into ice cream sandwiches.

  13. June 9, 2015 at 7:44 PM #

    LOVE the simple deliciousness of these cookies! They’d be grrrrreat for ice cream sammies!

  14. June 19, 2015 at 9:35 PM #

    I, too, love edible caffeine. But I will never understand people that don’t like chocolate ice cream….it’s just not normal. 🙂 These cookies would surely make up for that though…they look incredible…I’ll just take that pretty little stack in the second picture.

  15. July 12, 2015 at 3:19 PM #

    These look super yummy! I’m the opposite of you…I could drink coffee all day every day. These cookies look like the perfect buddy for my afternoon cup! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Miranda
    April 19, 2016 at 10:45 PM #

    Does it have to be instant coffee? I have some really nice ground coffee I’d love to use if I could.

    • April 19, 2016 at 10:50 PM #

      Hi Miranda! Yes, otherwise it won’t dissolve. So sorry! 🙁 -Ashley

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