Delicious Coffee Drop Cookies Recipe for Coffee Lovers

Welcome, fellow bakers and coffee lovers! I am excited to share with you my recipe for coffee drop cookies. These cookies are perfect for those who love a good cup of coffee and want to savor its rich flavor in a delightful dessert.

There’s something special about the aroma of coffee beans, and when combined with the sweetness of homemade cookies, it creates a heavenly combination that is hard to resist. This recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in the rich flavors of coffee without having to drink a hot cup all day long.

But don’t worry, even if you’re not a fan of coffee, these cookies are still worth giving a try. They’re soft, chewy and flavorful with a subtle hint of spice that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Trust me; they’re versatile enough to be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere.

Plus, this recipe is easy-to-follow and requires minimal effort with just the right amount of ingredients that are widely available in every household pantry. So let’s get started on creating the perfect batch of coffee drop cookies together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Drop Cookies
Coffee Drop Cookies

Coffee lovers, it’s time to get excited because this recipe is for you! These coffee drop cookies are the perfect treat for any time of day. Whether you’re enjoying them with your morning coffee or as an afternoon snack to power through your workday, these cookies won’t disappoint.

One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. With just a few ingredients, including instant espresso and ground coffee, you can easily whip up a batch of these delicious cookies in no time. Plus, the warm aroma of coffee spice emanating from your oven as they bake will fill your home and make everyone around you crave their deliciousness.

As a versatile dessert for all occasions, these cookies can be adapted to suit any taste preference or dietary requirements. If you’re someone who likes to experiment with flavors, feel free to add some chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts for some extra texture and flavor. Alternatively, if you prefer a healthier version of these cookies, you can substitute the sugar with honey or maple syrup.

In terms of presentation, these cookies are perfect for any occasion. Rolled cookies are ideal if you want your cookies to have an even finish while shaped drop cookies can give it that casual homemade touch. Whether you choose to flatten them out or make them into bite-sized balls, there’s no bad way to serve these tasty treats!

So what are you waiting for? Impress your friends and family by serving up these irresistible treats that perfectly pair with a hot cup of coffee. Don’t be surprised if everyone asks for the recipe because they’re guaranteed to fall in love with this coffee-flavored cookie recipe!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your coffee and cookie cravings in one bite!
Satisfy your coffee and cookie cravings in one bite!

Ingredient List

This Coffee Drop Cookies Recipe requires basic ingredients commonly found in household kitchens. To make about 4 dozens of cookies, prepare the following ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour: 2 cups sifted, measure before sifting
  • Baking powder: 1 tsp
  • Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon: 1 tsp
  • Clove: 1/4 tsp
  • Instant espresso powder or coffee grounds: 2 tsp (optional)
  • Shortening: 1 cup or 2 sticks, of room temperature
  • Light brown sugar, granulated sugar: 1 cup each, well-packed and levelled
  • Egg(s): 1 large egg or use 2 small eggs, thoroughly beaten
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Raisins or dried cranberries (optional): 1/2 -3/4 cup, chopped into smaller pieces.

The Recipe How-To

 Make your cookie jar happy with these coffee-infused treats.
Make your cookie jar happy with these coffee-infused treats.

Now, it’s time for the fun part: making the coffee drop cookies! Follow these step-by-step instructions to get the perfect batch of cookies.

Preparing the Dough

First, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Then, in a large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter or shortening and 1 ½ cups of light brown sugar using an electric mixer. Make sure to mix until it is smooth and creamy.

Next, add in 2 eggs that have been beaten and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and mix thoroughly.

Add the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, clove, baking powder, baking soda, salt and instant espresso powder. Add in one Tbsp of coffee granules. Using instant coffee will not give you the same intense flavor as the coffee granules will so we recommend using those if available.

Measure out 2 cups of all-purpose flour and add it to this mixture.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now add the dry ingredients to the bowl with wet ingredients one cup at a time then add in 2-3 Tbsp cold coffee until it becomes well blended.

Continue mixing everything together until soft cookie dough forms.

Roll Cookies & Bake

Drop cookie dough by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned on top. Do not overbake.

Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for about five minutes before moving them to a wire rack.

Your delicious coffee drop cookies are now ready to be served! Treat your taste buds with these unique cookies which have a wonderful balance of spice and coffee flavors. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 These cookies are so good, you won't be able to resist having another... or three.
These cookies are so good, you won’t be able to resist having another… or three.

Coffee Drop Cookies are a classic treat that can easily be adapted to suit your preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations you may want to try:

– Chocolate Drop Cookies: Replace the raisins with chocolate chips or chunks.

– Coffee Nut Drop Cookies: Add 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, to the dough.

– Spice Cookies: Omit the coffee and add 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground allspice.

– Iced Coffee Cookies: Mix 1 tablespoon of instant coffee into the frosting for a sweet and caffeinated glaze.

– Coffee Liqueur Cookies: Replace the cold coffee with your favorite coffee liqueur for a boozy twist.

– Rolled Cookies: Roll the cookie dough out and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes before baking.

– Sour Cream Coffee Cookies: Substitute sour cream for half of the shortening in the recipe for a moist and tangy cookie.

– Light Brown Sugar: Swap out the granulated sugar with light brown sugar for added depth in flavor.

– Purpose Flour: Substitute purpose flour with cake flour for tender results.

By experimenting with these alternatives, you can create a whole new range of cookie flavors that will have everyone craving for more. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Serving and Pairing

 Dunk these coffee drop cookies in a tall glass of milk for a perfect pairing.
Dunk these coffee drop cookies in a tall glass of milk for a perfect pairing.

Coffee Drop Cookies are perfect for an afternoon snack, morning breakfast or a midnight craving. These cookies are flavorful enough to be enjoyed on their own, but they are also versatile enough that you can pair them with your favorite beverage or dessert.

Coffee is the obvious beverage pairing for these cookies, as coffee is one of the main ingredients used in this recipe. You can serve them alongside a cup of hot or cold coffee, depending on the weather and the time of day. For a more indulgent experience, try an iced coffee or a coffee with whipped cream.

If you want to take it up a notch, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top of each cookie. Not only will it make the cookies more decadent, but it will also provide a nice contrast to the spiciness of the cookie.

For a healthier option, try pairing these cookies with a glass of almond milk or green tea. Almond milk brings out the nutty undertones in these coffee spiced cookies and helps balance out any sweetness. Green tea is also a good choice as it has antioxidant properties which complements the flavor profile of these cookies.

Whatever you pair them with, Coffee Drop Cookies are sure to impress any tea party or gathering. They are flavorful enough to stand on their own and become the centerpiece at any dessert table or for an afternoon high tea.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your kitchen will smell heavenly with these baking in the oven.
Your kitchen will smell heavenly with these baking in the oven.

Once you’ve baked a batch of these irresistible Coffee Drop Cookies, you are definitely going to want to make more. But how to store them? Can they be made ahead of time? How do we reheat them?

Well, good news! These Coffee Drop Cookies can easily be made ahead of time and stored for later munching. The cookies can last up to a week in an airtight container at room temperature. To keep the cookies fresh even longer, store them in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to three months.

To reheat these cookies, preheat your oven to 350°F/177°C and bake the cookies for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. You can also pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds for a quick fix.

Additionally, as these cookies are fairly moist and full of flavor, they also make a great base for other desserts. Broken down into crumbs, they are perfect layered with whipped cream and fruit in small glass bowls as a trifle-like dessert. You could also crumble them over ice cream or use them as a base for cheesecake crust.

Overall, this recipe is not only delicious but versatile too! Don’t hesitate to make extra batches and store them away for future cravings – your taste buds will thank you later.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Coffee and cookie lovers, unite! This recipe is for you.
Coffee and cookie lovers, unite! This recipe is for you.

When it comes to baking cookies, achieving the perfect texture is crucial to their success. Here are some tips to ensure your coffee drop cookies come out just as intended:

Firstly, make sure to use room temperature ingredients. This means taking your eggs and butter out of the fridge at least an hour before you plan on using them. Room temperature ingredients mix and blend more easily than cold ingredients.

Secondly, when measuring flour, make sure to sift it first to avoid using too much. Sifting also helps distribute the flour evenly in the dough.

Thirdly, be cautious when adding liquid ingredients like cold coffee or coffee liqueur. Too much can wreak havoc on your overall dough consistency.

Fourthly, don’t overmix your dough. Mix until everything is just combined and no longer, as overmixing can lead to tough cookies.

Finally, use parchment paper or a silicone mat when baking. Not only does this save time on cleaning up, but it will also help prevent the cookies from sticking and burning on the bottom.

Follow these tips and your coffee drop cookies will be sure to impress anyone who tries them!


Before wrapping up this recipe article, let’s address some common questions that might come to mind while baking these delightful Coffee Drop Cookies. Read on for some answers to frequently asked questions:

What makes a drop cookie a drop cookie?

Drop cookies are a category of cookie recipes that involve scooping or dropping the cookie dough onto a baking sheet instead of cutting or shaping it into specific forms. This term is used to describe cookies that are made by dropping balls of dough using a spoon or cookie scoop.

What is the difference between a drop cookie and a rolled cookie?

When it comes to cookies, those that are rolled out tend to be crumbly and less chewy compared to ones that are dropped. If you’re aiming for a thin and crispy texture, it’s best to make sure the dough is rolled out in a cool room to prevent it from getting too soft. Thinness is the key factor when it comes to achieving a crisp and delicate texture for rolled cookies.

Should drop cookies be flattened before baking?

When baking cookies, it’s important to pay attention to whether or not the recipe instructs you to flatten the dough. If flattening is not mentioned, it likely means the dough is already soft enough to spread during baking, which could cause the cookies to lose their shape.

How do drop cookies get their shape?

When it comes to making cookies, there are a few tricks to ensure that they all come out looking the same. One way is to dampen your hands and roll the cookie dough between them, giving them a consistent shape. Another method is to form the dough into a log and slice it into even pieces. For some types of cookies, it’s common to flatten them with a fork before popping them in the oven.

Bottom Line

Coffee Drop Cookies are a perfect treat for coffee lovers. They’re easy to make, delicious, and can be enjoyed as a snack, dessert or even breakfast. These cookies are not just plain old dessert but a delightful combination of sweet, spice and coffee flavors.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this recipe today and impress your family or friends with a batch of tasty Coffee Drop Cookies. You won’t regret it! And if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t hesitate to experiment with some substitutions and variations to make these cookies your own.

Remember to always follow the tips for perfect results and read through the FAQ section if you have any questions. With this recipe article in hand, you’ll be well-equipped to make the best Coffee Drop Cookies ever.

Now go ahead, preheat your oven and let the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cookies fill your home. Happy baking!

Coffee Drop Cookies

Coffee Drop Cookies Recipe

This great little drop cookie is from Household Searchlight cookbook, and a recipe that I grew up was the first recipe I was ever given free reign of the kitchen with...they are great with cold milk or a cup of hot coffee or cocoa.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 92.1 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  • 3/4 cup coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour


  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add beaten egg.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Sift Flour, measure and sift with baking soda, salt, baking powder and spices.
  • Add Alternately with coffee to shortening/sugar mixture.
  • Add raisins, nuts and flavoring.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add additional flour if necessary to make a drop cookie dough.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto well oiled baking sheet.
  • Make in moderate oven (400 degrees F.) about 15 minutes -- 36 servings.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 26gCalories: 92.1kcalCarbohydrates: 13.1gProtein: 1.3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 5.9mgSodium: 59mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 6.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, Easy, For Large Groups
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