Boost Your Mood with Our Scrumptious Oatmeal Coffee Cookies!

As you stand in line at your local coffee shop, the smell of freshly brewed coffee fills the air. But what if I told you that you could enjoy that same delicious, rich flavor at home in a cookie? That’s right, I am here to introduce to you the irresistible Oatmeal Coffee Cookies Recipe.

Imagine biting into a chewy oatmeal cookie with subtle hints of your favorite coffee flavor. It’s like having a cup of coffee and a cookie all in one. Not only is this recipe unique and delicious, but it is also easy to make with ingredients that are likely already in your pantry.

These cookies are not only perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, but they’re also great for parties or gatherings. You’ll be the talk of the town once they taste these divine creations.

So, gather up your ingredients, preheat your ovens, and get ready to impress your taste buds with Oatmeal Coffee Cookies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Oatmeal Coffee Cookies
Oatmeal Coffee Cookies

Greetings, esteemed readers. As a barista, I believe that coffee and cookies are the perfect match made in heaven! That’s why I am excited to share with you an irresistible recipe for oatmeal coffee cookies that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Have you ever imagined the delightful aroma of old fashioned oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and espresso powder all combined into mouth-watering cookies? This oatmeal coffee cookie recipe is not your average recipe; it has a unique combination of texture and flavor that is beyond compare.

In this recipe, instant coffee powder is added to balance out the sweetness and add a delightful coffee flavor that will awaken your senses. It’s a sure way to enjoy your morning coffee and have a baking treat at the same time. Trust me; you won’t regret trying out these oatmeal cookies!

What makes this recipe even better is the flexibility it offers with ingredient substitutions. You can switch out regular flour for whole wheat flour, create variations using chocolate chips or toffee bits- the possibilities are endless!

Also, these cookies can be served with various beverages depending on your preference. You can indulge in a cookie latte or dip them into iced coffee on hot summer days. The choices are entirely yours!

Therefore, dear readers, don’t waste any more time wondering whether these cookies will pass the taste test. This oatmeal coffee cookie is worth trying out for any coffee lover or cookie enthusiast. So go ahead and try this recipe. Trust me – it’s going to be epic!

Ingredient List

 Enjoy a warm and gooey Oatmeal Coffee Cookie fresh out of the oven!
Enjoy a warm and gooey Oatmeal Coffee Cookie fresh out of the oven!

Before embarking on the journey of creating these oatmeal coffee cookies, it is important to have all the necessary ingredients at hand. Below is a list of everything you will need to make this scrumptious recipe:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light margarine
  • 1¼ cups packed brown sugar (brown sugar #1 for the recipe)
  • 1/4cup granulated sugar (sugar #2 for the recipe)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

  • Chocolate chips/chunks (dark, milk, or semi-sweet)
  • Toffee bits
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins
  • Tahini


  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk or an electric mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Parchment paper or non-stick baking mat
  • Baking sheets

With these ingredients by your side, you’re now ready to proceed with the creation of your perfect oatmeal coffee cookies!

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are perfect for a cozy night in with a cup of coffee or tea.
These cookies are perfect for a cozy night in with a cup of coffee or tea.

Once you have gathered all the necessary ingredients in one place, it’s time to get started on the recipe.

  1. Begin the process by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp of instant coffee powder with 2 tbsp of water and let it dissolve completely.
  3. Next, in a large mixing bowl, cream together ¾ cup of softened unsalted butter, along with 1 cup of packed brown sugar and ½ cup of granulated sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.
  4. Then add in 1 egg, followed by 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract.
  5. Combine all the dry ingredients1 ¼ cups rolled oats, ½ cup quick-cooking oats, 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon baking soda + ½ teaspoon salt – in a separate mixing bowl until well-combined.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet mixture created earlier, making sure that everything is well- blended together.
  7. Now add the brewed coffee solution from step 2 to the batter created earlier, before adding your desired amount of mix-ins – such as chocolate chips, espresso powder or chocolate chunks – for extra flavor (optional).
  8. Drop tablespoon- sized portions of cookie dough onto greased cookie sheets, ensuring there is enough space between each to prevent sticking together or spreading during baking.
  9. Bake cookies for around 10-12 minutes or until they turn golden brown around the edges.
  10. Let them cool down for a while before serving.

These directions will help you create delectable and smooth Oatmeal Coffee Cookies that are chewy in texture and rich in flavor!

Substitutions and Variations

 Don't feel guilty about eating a cookie for breakfast with the added boost of caffeine.
Don’t feel guilty about eating a cookie for breakfast with the added boost of caffeine.

As a barista, I know that not everyone likes to stick to the same recipe every time. That’s why I offer some suggestions to change things up and make these oatmeal coffee cookies your own.


For those who prefer a gluten-free option, try using gluten-free flour in place of whole wheat flour. Instead of quick oats, use certified gluten-free rolled oats. You can also replace the light margarine with coconut oil or another dairy-free alternative. Ground chia seed or psyllium husk powder can be substituted for ground flaxseed.


1. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Coffee Cookies: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips or chunks to the batter for a chocolatey twist to classic oatmeal cookies.

2. Mocha Oatmeal Coffee Cookies: Mix in 2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder and 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the dough for a rich mocha flavor.

3. Toffee Cookies: Mix in 1 cup of toffee bits into the batter for a sweet and chewy treat.

4. Chocolate Toffee Oatmeal Cookies: Incorporate both ideas above by combining 1 cup of chocolate chips/chunks with 1/2 cup of toffee bits.

5. Tahini Oatmeal Coffee Cookies: Add 1/4 cup of tahini to the cookie dough for a nutty flavor that enhances the coffee notes.

6. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Coffee Cookies: Swap out light margarine with peanut butter and add 1/4-1/2 cup of chopped peanuts.

7. Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Replace chocolate chips with raisins for a tasty spin on traditional oatmeal raisin cookies.

No matter what variation you choose, the recipe’s foundation remains unchanged, and you’ll surely end up with delicious treats filled with coffee’s buzz and oats’ wholesomeness. So get baking and experiment with the flavors of your choice!

Serving and Pairing

 These cookies are chewy and hearty with the addition of oats and coffee.
These cookies are chewy and hearty with the addition of oats and coffee.

Serving oatmeal coffee cookies may seem like a simple task, but pairing them with the right beverage can elevate your snack game. The rich and bold flavors of these cookies harmonize best with a cup of hot coffee or espresso. As you bite into the chewy oatmeal cookie studded with chocolate chunk, notes of caramel from the brown sugar and vanilla shine through, complementing the bitterness of the coffee.

For those who prefer something creamier to complement their cookies, a latte is also a great choice. Try a mocha oatmeal cookie latte by steeping instant coffee and cocoa powder in hot water, frothing up some milk, and adding a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top.

For a non-coffee option, tea also pairs well with oatmeal cookies. A cup of black tea can balance out the sweetness of the cookies with its tannins; Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea would be particularly fitting. Alternatively, try serving these cookies alongside a cold glass of almond milk for an afternoon pick-me-up.

If you’re feeling adventurous, pair these cookies with unexpected beverages like toffee nut latte or tahini hot chocolate. These unique flavors have hints of sweetness that complement and contrast with the rich notes in the cookie.

No matter what you choose to serve it with, one thing is for sure: these oatmeal coffee cookies will be the star of your snack table.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add some chocolate chips for an extra sweet and decadent treat.
Add some chocolate chips for an extra sweet and decadent treat.

Now, let’s talk about make-ahead, storing and reheating these heavenly oatmeal coffee cookies. One of the advantages of this recipe is that you can make the cookie dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. This makes it easy to have freshly baked cookies whenever you want them.

To bake from frozen dough, simply allow it to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking. For pre-made dough stored in the fridge, you can just grab a portion when you’re ready to bake and follow the recipe how-to as directed.

After baking the cookies, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can also freeze them (without glaze or frosting) for longer storage up to 3 months.

To reheat the cookies, just pop them into a 350°F oven for a few minutes until they are heated through. You could also microwave them for about 10 seconds, but be careful not to overdo it or they might get too soft.

Now that you know how to make-ahead, store and reheat these delicious oatmeal coffee cookies, there’s no excuse not to enjoy them fresh out of the oven every time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Dive into a batch of freshly baked Oatmeal Coffee Cookies with friends and family.
Dive into a batch of freshly baked Oatmeal Coffee Cookies with friends and family.

To get the best results with this oatmeal coffee cookies recipe, follow these tips and you’ll have a delicious batch of cookies in no time.

1. Use room temperature ingredients: Softened butter and eggs are more easily incorporated into cookie dough, which makes it easier to create a homogenous mixture that will result in well-formed cookies.

2. Measure accurately: Baking is a science and precise measurements are crucial for achieving the best results. Use measuring cups and spoons to measure the ingredients accurately as specified in the recipe.

3. Chill cookie dough: Chilling the dough before baking produces a thicker cookie with an ideal texture. It also helps to prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking.

4. Mix dry ingredients first: Combine all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl before adding to the wet mix. This allows for even distribution of flavors throughout the dough.

5. Don’t overmix: Overmixing leads to tough cookies, so make sure you mix until just combined. When incorporating dry ingredients, mix only until no streaks of flour remain.

6. Use parchment paper or silicone baking mat: Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat will prevent your cookies from sticking to the pan while they bake and produce nicely browned bottoms.

7. Avoid opening the oven frequently: Opening the oven frequently can cause your cookies to become unevenly cooked or even collapse if they haven’t set yet. Try not to open the oven until the minimum cooking time has elapsed.

8. Store correctly: Once baked, store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. To keep them fresh longer, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or freeze for up to six months.


As with any recipe, you may encounter some questions or concerns along the way. That’s why I’ve prepared this FAQ section to help answer any inquiries that may come up as you go through the process of making these delectable oatmeal coffee cookies. Don’t get worried if something’s not turning out the way it should be. Take a deep breath and see if your question can be answered here.

Why can’t you use instant oats in cookies?

Did you know that it’s possible to swap oats for a portion of the flour in your recipe? When preparing baked goods with either Old Fashioned or Quick Oats, you may substitute them for around 33 percent of the total flour amount. However, if you’re using Instant Oatmeal, it’s not the best option as it’s too finely cut for baking purposes.

What are the best cookies for coffee?

Italian biscotti is a popular choice of dry cookies that complements coffee perfectly. Additionally, sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, chocolate chocolate chip cookies, and macadamia nut cookies are among the top coffee cookies enjoyed by many people globally.

What’s the difference between oatmeal cookies and regular cookies?

When it comes to nutritional value, oatmeal cookies surpass sugar cookies. This is because they have high fiber content, and contain essential minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium, which are necessary for optimal physical health. Additionally, oatmeal cookies have lower calorie content compared to sugar cookies.

Why do my oatmeal cookies get hard?

When making cookies, it’s best to avoid overmixing the dough since it can result in a tough texture. If the recipe doesn’t require the use of a mixer, it’s recommended to mix in the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. In order to accurately measure dry ingredients like flour, it’s important to spoon it into the measuring cup and avoid packing it down.

Bottom Line

As a barista, I know the importance of a good cup of coffee. But sometimes you need a little something extra to go with your brew. That’s where these oatmeal coffee cookies come in! With the perfect amount of sweetness and a subtle kick of coffee flavor, these cookies are sure to satisfy any craving.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for oatmeal coffee cookies and that you give it a try in your own kitchen. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also made with wholesome ingredients like oats and whole wheat flour. And with the option for substitutions and variations, you can make these cookies uniquely your own.

So go ahead, indulge in a cookie or two with your morning cup of coffee. You deserve it! And who knows, perhaps this recipe will inspire you to experiment and create your own coffee-infused treats. Cheers to deliciousness!

Oatmeal Coffee Cookies

Oatmeal Coffee Cookies Recipe

This is a simple recipe for a not-too-sweet cookie.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 51.9 kcal


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats or 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup light margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix flour, oats, baking sodaa, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat the margarine and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flaxseed, water, coffee powder, and vanilla, mixing well.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until well blended.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, about two inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool for one minute.
  • Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire racks.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 16gCalories: 51.9kcalCarbohydrates: 10.7gProtein: 1.4gFat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 55mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 4.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, Easy, For Large Groups, Vegan
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