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!
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?
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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
I´m a huge fan of brown sugar in cookies. They just taste better! I love the addition of coffee in these 🙂
Dear Ashley, These cookies sound wonderful. I love the brown sugar and coffee together. I have to make these soon. xo, Catherine
I like to “EAT my caffeine” too (though I also like to drink it) – so – pleeeeze pass me the cookies!!! STAT!!!!
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! 🙂
trading in my milk for some coffee to go with these!
So funny because I just posted a chocolate espresso mousse and I’d never drink espresso but I love it in dessert too!
I am not only a coffee addict but I’m a total brown sugar addict too. I’m all over these cookies!
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)! 😉
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!
Haha! Dang you’re up early girl!!
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!
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!
I’m all about anything coffee flavored! These cookies and just calling to be made into ice cream sandwiches.
LOVE the simple deliciousness of these cookies! They’d be grrrrreat for ice cream sammies!
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.
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!
Does it have to be instant coffee? I have some really nice ground coffee I’d love to use if I could.
Hi Miranda! Yes, otherwise it won’t dissolve. So sorry! 🙁 -Ashley
I just placed these in the oven, although I did make some alterations. For one, I wanted to make chocolate cookies but didn’t have any chocolate. Then I found this recipe and thought “why not?” So I ended up making these, finding a packet of hot chocolate mix half way through the process. Yes….I added a hot chocolate mix. It did seem a little dry, but I read somewhere that if your cookies are a bit on the dry side, they turn out chewy. So I guess i’ll find out in about 20 minutes:)
Was I supposed to mix coffee with hot water? The instructions don’t say to. My cookies are a bit bitter.
I have made these several times— I always either add choco chips OR refridgerate the dough and then roll and cut like sugar cookies. Both ways are delicious! I very much like this recipe! Thanks!
I like to add espresso chips to these … yummy! Really good cookies!
Excellent, just made these and had to enjoy at least one warm. I did ice them with a dark chocolate icing.