Indulge in the Rich Aroma of Coffee Bean Cookies

Are you looking for a delicious coffee-inspired dessert that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also packs a caffeine kick? Look no further than these coffee bean cookies!

This easy recipe combines the decadence of cookies with the rich, robust flavor of real coffee beans. As a barista, I know that coffee lovers are always looking for new and creative ways to enjoy their favorite drink. These beautiful cookies shaped like coffee beans are the perfect sweet treat to make at home for yourself or to impress friends and family.

Even if you’re not a big fan of traditional desserts, coffee lovers can’t resist this unique twist on classic baked goods. And don’t worry, while these cookies are definitely indulgent, they’re not too heavy or overly sweet.

Get ready to learn how to make amazing coffee bean cookies that will satisfy your cravings and impress your taste buds!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Bean Cookies
Coffee Bean Cookies

Are you a coffee lover? Then I have a recipe that will definitely satisfy your coffee cravings! Introducing my easy and delicious Coffee Bean Cookies Recipe that you’ll surely love.

What makes this recipe so special? For starters, it showcases the rich and aromatic flavor of real coffee beans. The instant coffee crystals and cocoa powder enhance the taste even further, making these cookies beautiful and irresistible. Plus, they are the perfect size to enjoy with your morning cup of espresso or your afternoon coffee break.

But it’s not just about taste alone. These cookies are made with high-quality ingredients such as all-purpose flour, unsalted butter, brown sugar, and cream cheese. This guarantees quality results every time you bake these cookies. And if you are health conscious or follow a specific dietary requirement, this recipe can easily be adjusted to be gluten-free or eggless!

Moreover, my recipe is not short of versatility. You can shape them into mini coffee beans or roll them out to cut into any shape you like. The bean shaped cookies will make you feel like you have real coffee beans in your hand. And if you’re feeling extra creative and festive, use a shaped cookie cutter – perhaps a mug or a coffee machine for celebration of International Coffee Day!

Trust me; the aroma of these Coffee Bean Cookies baking in your oven is enough to make your mouth water. Whether you enjoy them on their own, dip them in your milk, or serve them with ice cream, these cookies will undoubtedly become one of your favorite baked goods.

So take out those ingredients from your pantry and give yourself a chance to learn how to make this amazing Coffee Bean Cookies Recipe today!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with these Coffee Bean Cookies!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with these Coffee Bean Cookies!

Coffee lovers, get ready to learn the recipe for making delicious Coffee Bean Cookies! In this section, we will go through all the ingredients needed to follow the recipe. Prepare your baking supplies and get ready to make some beautiful cookies shaped like real coffee beans.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ⅓ cups brown sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
  • ½ cup milk

Optional Additions

  • For an extra kick of caffeine, add 1 tablespoon of espresso powder along with the instant coffee crystals.
  • For a chocolatey twist, add 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.
  • For a gluten-free option, use 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend.
  • Vegan or lactose intolerant? Make eggless cookie dough by substituting the eggs with 2/3 cup vegan cream cheese.
  • Turkish coffee lovers, try adding a pinch of finely ground coffee to the cookie dough for added flavor.

Now that you have your ingredient list; let’s move onto making these delicious cookies!

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in a cookie that's not only delicious but also energizing.
Indulge in a cookie that’s not only delicious but also energizing.

Now that you’re excited about these coffee bean cookies, let’s dive into the recipe!

Preparation time: 25 minutes | Baking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
Step 1: Gather all ingredients

Before starting, make sure you have all the ingredients ready. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2: Cream butter and sugars

In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup unsalted butter and 1 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add in 1 egg yolk and mix until incorporated.

Step 3: Add in dry ingredients

In another bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just incorporated.

Step 4: Chill cookie dough

Chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm enough to be shaped.

Step 5: Shape cookie dough

Once chilled, shape the dough into small balls or shape them into coffee bean shapes by flattening them slightly.

Step 6: Bake cookies

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Remember that baking time may vary depending on your oven so keep an eye on them.

Step 7: Let cool & enjoy!

Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

These easy steps will lead to some amazing coffee bean cookies that will impress coffee lovers and baked goods enthusiasts alike!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for coffee lovers who want a twist on traditional cookies.
Perfect for coffee lovers who want a twist on traditional cookies.

Looking to switch things up with this coffee bean cookies recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Gluten-Free: Swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend. You can also use rice flour, buckwheat flour, or almond flour. Remember to adjust the measurements accordingly, as different flours absorb liquids differently.

– Eggless: If you are allergic to eggs or simply prefer eggless cookies, omit the egg yolk and add 2-3 tablespoons of milk or water instead. You can also use vegan butter or coconut oil instead of regular unsalted butter.

– Cocoa Powder: For an extra chocolatey flavor, you can add 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the cookie dough. This works particularly well with espresso beans, as it creates a mocha-like taste.

– Turkish Coffee: Switch out the instant coffee crystals for freshly ground Turkish coffee. Use around 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds instead of 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder.

– Chocolate Espresso Beans: If you’re a fan of chocolate-covered espresso beans, chop up some chocolate-covered espresso beans and fold them into the cookie dough. This will give your cookies a sweet and crunchy texture.

– Cream Cheese Frosting: To take your coffee bean cookies to the next level, top them off with a cream cheese frosting. Simply beat together 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, and 1 cup of powdered sugar until smooth.

Remember, when making substitutions and variations to any recipe, it’s important to keep track of how much you’re adding or taking away from each ingredient so that the consistency stays constant. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

 A coffee-infused treat that pairs well with your morning cup of joe.
A coffee-infused treat that pairs well with your morning cup of joe.

These bean-shaped Coffee Bean Cookies are beautiful and delicious coffee-flavored cookies that are perfect for any coffee lover. Slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these cookies pair perfectly with a hot cup of Turkish or espresso coffee.

To really impress your guests, serve these coffee bean cookies alongside a small cup of real coffee beans, and let them experience the true taste of a coffee dessert. You can also try serving them with a cold glass of milk, as its smoothness will balance the strong coffee taste of the cookies.

For a more decadent pairing, try serving these cookies with homemade chocolate or espresso bean ice cream. You could also crumble them up and use as a topping for cupcakes or breakfast oatmeal. The options are endless with these versatile cookies.

These beautiful cookies look like real coffee beans when they are baked, making them perfect for special occasions such as weddings or birthday celebrations. They are guaranteed to be a hit with your guests, and you will learn how to make amazing coffee-flavored baked goods with this easy recipe.

One more thing, don’t forget to store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. Reheat them slightly in the oven before serving them again to ensure that they maintain their original texture and flavor.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Take your cookie game to the next level with this recipe.
Take your cookie game to the next level with this recipe.

The beauty of coffee bean cookies is that they stay fresh for a long time. You can make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They will remain soft and tender.

To save time, you can make the dough in advance and refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 3 months. Before baking, allow the dough to thaw at room temperature.

If you prefer warm cookies, reheating them is easy. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and heat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 5 minutes or until desired warmth is achieved.

Alternatively, you can microwave the cookies for about 10 seconds. Be careful not to overheat as it could cause the cookies to become tough and dry.

When storing the cookies, avoid exposing them to moisture or high humidity levels, as that could cause the cookies to become sticky or stale.

With these handy tips, you can enjoy freshly baked coffee bean cookies whenever you like. Whether at home, in the office or on-the-go, these delicious treats will always be there for you.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The aroma of freshly baked Cookies and coffee will fill your kitchen.
The aroma of freshly baked Cookies and coffee will fill your kitchen.

Here are my best tips for creating perfect coffee bean cookies every time:

1. Use unsalted butter: Using unsalted butter will give you better control over the amount of salt in your recipe. Moreover, salted butter often has less buttery flavor.

2. Stick to the recipe: In order to get the best results, it’s important to follow the recipe exactly as written.

3. Don’t over mix: Over-mixing can lead to tough cookies, so be sure to mix your ingredients just enough to combine them.

4. Chill your dough first: This can make a huge difference in the texture of your cookies. Chilling cookie dough before baking allows the flavors and ingredients to mingle and solidify leading to a better taste.

5. Use parchment paper: For perfect shaped and hassle-free cleanup, line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy removal of baked goods.

6. Don’t skimp on the instant coffee crystals: For coffee lovers, don’t skimp on instant coffee crystals – this is what gives your cookies that genuine coffee flavor without weighing down your dough.

7. Add chocolate espresso beans or chocolate chips for that extra crunch and chocolaty taste.

8. Experiment with substitutes: If you have dietary restrictions or prefer experimenting with different flavors, try substituting ingredients such as wheat flour for gluten-free flour or swap out brown sugar for honey.

These tips should help you create beautiful, delicious coffee bean cookies that everyone will love. Happy baking!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these coffee bean cookies are an easy and delicious way to satisfy your coffee cravings while indulging in a sweet treat. Whether you’re a coffee lover or just looking for a new cookie recipe to try, these cookies are sure to impress. With its simple ingredient list, versatile variations, and tips for perfect results, this recipe is accessible to anyone who wants to learn how to make amazing coffee desserts.

The combination of real coffee beans and cocoa powder creates a rich and satisfying flavor that will leave you wanting more. Not only do these cookies taste incredible, but they also look beautiful with their unique bean-shaped design. Whether you’re serving them at a dinner party or enjoying them with your morning cup of joe, these cookies are sure to impress.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed in the results. And if you’re really feeling adventurous, try making some variations like adding chocolate chips, ground coffee or even some Turkish coffee for an extra kick!

In the end, whether you’re making these cookies for yourself or to share with others, one thing is for sure: nothing beats the taste of fresh-baked cookies made with real coffee beans. So what are you waiting for? Get baking and enjoy the best coffee dessert ever!

Coffee Bean Cookies

Coffee Bean Cookies Recipe

Cookies for coffee lovers.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 384.1 kcal


  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 3/4 cup butter, Softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, Softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a small bowl stir together coffee crystals and milk until crystals dissolve; set aside.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and the milk mixture. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Cover and chill dough about one hour or until easy to handle.
  • 3. Shape dough into one inch balls. Shape balls into ovals. Press the thin edge of a wooden spoon (or a chopstick) lengthwise into the top of each oval., forming an indent that resembles those found on coffee beans. Place on inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4. Bake in a 350 F oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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Serving: 85gCalories: 384.1kcalCarbohydrates: 44.4gProtein: 4.3gFat: 21.3gSaturated Fat: 13.3gCholesterol: 57.6mgSodium: 163.5mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 20g
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