Delicious Coffee Spice Cookies Recipe for Foodies

Hey, coffee lovers! Welcome to my kitchen. As a barista and coffee enthusiast, one of my favorite things to do is experiment with different ways to infuse coffee into baked goods. And let me tell you, this recipe for Coffee Spice Cookies is a game-changer.

These cookies are the perfect balance of spicy and sweet, without being overpowering. With the warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and instant coffee, they are the ultimate comfort food on a chilly day. And don’t forget the chocolate chips – they take these cookies to the next level.

Now I know what you’re thinking – “Coffee in cookies? That’s crazy!” But trust me, once you try these Coffee Spice Cookies for yourself, you’ll be hooked. They’re easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family.

So grab your apron and let’s get started on this delicious recipe. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Spice Cookies
Coffee Spice Cookies

Are you tired of the same old cookie recipes? Do you love coffee and crave its bold and deep flavor in every dessert? Well, look no further than this incredible recipe for Coffee Spice Cookies.

These cookies are the perfect blend of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg with the bold taste of coffee. They are a deliciously easy and flavorful treat that will leave you wanting more.

What sets these spice drop cookies apart is the instant coffee and hot water that help dissolve the coffee granules and release their intense flavor into the dough. The light, fluffy texture will melt in your mouth, leaving a chewy coffee aroma that pairs perfectly with a cup of your favorite brew.

These cookies are also incredibly versatile. You can customize them to your liking by adding chocolate chips, caramel flakes, or even a coffee icing glaze. They are perfect for sharing with loved ones or for indulging yourself on a cozy night in.

So what are you waiting for? Gather up these ingredients and start baking these delicious Coffee Spice Cookies. Trust me; they’ll become your new favorite cookie recipe in no time!

Ingredient List

 Sweetness and spices combined in these cookies will give your taste buds a party.
Sweetness and spices combined in these cookies will give your taste buds a party.

Ingredient List

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Coffee Spice Cookies recipe:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

Note that you can adjust the amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg if you want your cookies more or less spiced. Additionally, the coffee used in this recipe can be substituted for any hawaij coffee or rutledge coffee that you like.

The Recipe How-To

 Nothing beats a warm cookie with a freshly brewed coffee at the end of the day.
Nothing beats a warm cookie with a freshly brewed coffee at the end of the day.

Now it’s time to put all these coffee spice ingredients together and make some delicious spice drop cookies. Here’s my step-by-step recipe on how to make this cookie recipe easy and quick:

Gather the Ingredients

First, let’s gather all the cookies ingredients needed for this recipe. You will need:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cold coffee mixture (dissolve instant coffee in hot water)

Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until well blended.

Cream Butter and Sugar

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the softened butter and shortening with brown and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

Add Egg and Vanilla Coffee Mixture

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then add the vanilla extract and spiced coffee mixture slowly while still mixing. Mix again until well incorporated.

Mix in the Dry Ingredients

With the electric mixer on low speed, gradually mix in the dry ingredients mixture from step two. Mix again until just combined.

Chill the Cookie Dough

Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough for at least one hour.

Preheat Oven and Shape Dough

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Slice the chilled dough into small balls or spice drop shapes and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake the Coffee Spice Cookies

Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden-brown. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool off before eating.

There you have it! Now you can enjoy your homemade Coffee Spice Cookies with a nice cup of hot coffee or cold milk. This recipe is perfect because it makes soft, chewy coffee-flavored cookies that everyone will love.

Substitutions and Variations

 These cookies are perfect for those who like to have their coffee and cookies together.
These cookies are perfect for those who like to have their coffee and cookies together.

As a coffee lover, I’m always looking for ways to add coffee to every recipe possible. This coffee spice cookie recipe isn’t an exception. Although delicious as is, there are a few ingredient substitutions and variations that can take this cookie recipe to the next level.

Firstly, if you’re a chocoholic, you can easily add chocolate chips to the dough for some gooey goodness. Additionally, you could replace the brown sugar with white sugar to get a lighter color and texture on your cookies.

Are you out of ground cinnamon or nutmeg? Don’t fret; substitute them for pumpkin spice mix or hawaij coffee for an Arabian twist. Paprika could give it a spicy touch, or chili powder –if you’re feeling adventurous- could be the unique ingredient that makes your cookies unforgettable.

Don’t have shortening? You can swap it with unsalted butter at the same ratio, but make sure it’s softened before adding it in your mixture.

These cookies are easily customizable according to your preferences or availability of ingredients in your pantry – don’t be afraid to try different variations!

Serving and Pairing

 The aroma of freshly baked coffee spice cookies will spread throughout your house, filling it with happiness.
The aroma of freshly baked coffee spice cookies will spread throughout your house, filling it with happiness.

Now that you have baked these scrumptious coffee spice cookies, it’s time to pair them up with the right beverage to amplify their taste.

These cookies are perfect for anyone who loves a warm cup of coffee in the morning. You can pair them up with your favorite coffee roast; whether it’s cold brew or a hot cup of joe, the choice is entirely yours.

If you’re feeling adventurous and would like to try something new, I would recommend pairing these cookies with a pumpkin spice latte. The combination of the warm spices from the latte and the cookies will take you on a journey that you never knew existed.

For those who prefer tea over coffee, you can pair these spice cookies with black tea, chai tea or even green tea for a light and refreshing pairing.

If you’re planning to serve these cookies for dessert, here’s where things get exciting. You can serve these chewy coffee treats with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, drizzled with caramel sauce or some chocolate chips sprinkled on top.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to serving and pairing these delectable coffee spice drop cookies. So go ahead and experiment with different combinations until you find one that takes your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 With each bite, enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness and spice that will awaken your senses.
With each bite, enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness and spice that will awaken your senses.

Once you’ve made a batch of these delectable Coffee Spice Cookies, we understand if you can’t resist waiting for too long before biting into one. But, if you’re looking to make them ahead of time or save some for later, here’s how to store them properly and reheat them for that just-like-fresh-out-of-the-oven experience.

To make ahead:

The great news is that you don’t even have to devote an entire day or even hours to this – planning ahead can make life so much easier. Just prepare the dough up to the point where it would be ready to bake but store it in your refrigerator or freezer instead of shaping and baking right away.

To store:

Coffee spice cookies will keep well when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay fresh for around five to seven days at room temperature, but they can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator. If you want to keep them longer than 2 weeks, place them in a ziplock bag and freeze until needed.

To reheat:

If you happened to freeze your coffee-spice cookies, allow them to thaw overnight on the counter before reheating them. Otherwise, if your cookies are fresh, preheat your oven back up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 3-4 minutes until they regain their warmth. Alternatively, microwave them for ten seconds with a small glass of water nearby (this will help keep them from getting tough).

Enjoy these delicious cookies again and again by following these easy steps!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A perfect snack to have during a long day at work or while catching up with friends over coffee.
A perfect snack to have during a long day at work or while catching up with friends over coffee.

If you want to make the perfect batch of coffee spice cookies, there are a few tips and tricks that I would like to share with you. As a barista and coffee enthusiast, I have experimented with various coffee recipes, so here are my favorite tips to ensure your cookies turn out light, fluffy and perfectly spiced.

First and foremost, always use freshly brewed cold coffee for this recipe. Do not use leftover or room temperature coffee as it can affect the texture and taste of your cookies. If you don’t have any fresh coffee on hand, try brewing a new cup or two just for this recipe. Trust me, using fresh cold coffee will make a world of difference.

Secondly, be sure to properly measure all ingredients before getting started. This is critical in ensuring consistency with the recipe. If you use too much or too little of an ingredient, it can throw off the texture and flavor of your cookies.

When measuring out your dry ingredients, such as flour and baking powder, be sure to sift them together to avoid clumps in your dough. It’s an extra step but it will keep your cookies light and crumbly rather than dense and tough.

In addition, refrigerating the dough for at least 30 minutes is essential in preventing them from spreading too thin while baking. Chilling also helps to enhance the flavors because it allows time for the spices to soak into the dough.

Lastly, once the cookies are baked and have cooled down slightly, sprinkle some sea salt on top for an added flavor boost that complements the coffee spice flavors perfectly.

By following these tips and tricks – using fresh cold coffee, proper measurements, sifting the dry ingredients together, chilling the dough before baking, and adding a pinch of salt at the end – you can bake up a batch of delicious chewy coffee spice drop cookies every time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a cookie recipe that’s easy to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for any occasion, then you’ve come to the right place! These Coffee Spice Cookies are the ultimate treat for coffee lovers everywhere. With their chewy texture, spiced aroma, and delicious blend of coffee and brown sugar, they’re sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling satisfied. Whether you want a snack to enjoy during your workday or something special to share with friends and family at your next gathering, these cookies won’t disappoint.

So gather your ingredients, fire up your oven, and get ready to bake the best coffee spice cookies ever. With a little bit of love and attention, anyone can make these cookies in no time. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, this recipe is sure to turn out perfectly every time. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today and taste the magic of Coffee Spice Cookies!

Coffee Spice Cookies

Coffee Spice Cookies Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen cookies
Calories 631.3 kcal


  • 2 teaspoons Folgers® Classic Instant Coffee Crystals
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening or 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate, decorator bits


  • DISSOLVE instant coffee in hot water. Beat shortening, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and coffee mixture in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • DIVIDE dough into two equal parts. Shape each half into a roll 7-inches long x 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Roll in chocolate decorator bits, pressing lightly. Wrap tightly. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • HEAT oven to 375ºF. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  • BAKE 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Cool on rack.

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Serving: 567gCalories: 631.3kcalCarbohydrates: 80.5gProtein: 7.9gFat: 33.1gSaturated Fat: 10.5gCholesterol: 46.5mgSodium: 270.2mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 40.4g
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