Bake These Easy and Delicious Walnut Coffee Cookies Today

Attention all dessert lovers and coffee aficionados! Are you curious to know how to make the perfect cookie that combines the rich aroma of freshly ground coffee with the nutty goodness of walnuts? Look no further, as I introduce to you the irresistible Walnut Coffee Cookies recipe.

In this recipe, you will find the perfect balance between the bitter-sweet notes of coffee and the crunchy texture of walnuts, combined into a delectable treat that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Not only are these cookies simple to make, but they are also versatile enough to be paired with different drinks such as tea or coffee.

Whether you enjoy them as a mid-afternoon snack or serve them at your next gathering, these cookies are sure to impress even the most discerning palates. So let’s dive into the ingredients and steps of this recipe – get ready for a delicious journey that will have you baking in no time!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Walnut Coffee Cookies
Walnut Coffee Cookies

Are you a coffee lover who can never say no to a warm and inviting cup of coffee? If so, then you’re in for a treat with this delicious walnut coffee cookies recipe!

Not only does this recipe offer a unique combination of walnut and coffee flavors that is sure to satisfy your taste buds, but it also provides a mouthwatering texture that is both soft and crumbly. The addition of walnuts gives these cookies a satisfying crunch, while the ground coffee lends a rich and robust flavor that perfectly complements the sweet cookie dough.

These cookies are perfect for those who love to pair their coffee with a little something sweet. They also make for an ideal snack when you’re on-the-go or need an afternoon pick-me-up. And let’s not forget how easy the recipe is to follow in any kitchen, whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out.

So why not try this delightful walnut coffee cookies recipe and experience the deliciousness of coffee and walnuts in every bite? Trust us, once you try them, you’ll understand why they are quickly becoming everyone’s new favorite cookie!

Ingredient List

 A batch of delicious walnut coffee cookies for your cravings!
A batch of delicious walnut coffee cookies for your cravings!

Ingredients you’ll need to make these coffee walnut cookies:

  • 1 cup (113 gm) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp camp coffee or espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (85g) ground walnuts
  • 2 tsp finely ground espresso or coffee powder

The ingredient list includes unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, camp coffee or espresso powder, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground walnuts and finely ground espresso or coffee powder. Ensure that your unsalted butter is at room temperature before you begin the recipe. The use of both granulated and light brown sugar provides sweetness and texture to the cookie dough. If you don’t have camp coffee or espresso powder in hand, you can substitute it with an equal amount of instant coffee to achieve a strong coffee flavor. The flour and leavening agents – baking powder and baking soda – help keep the cookies fluffy and light. The recipe calls for ground walnuts which makes the cookies nutty and provides a unique texture.

The Recipe How-To

 Take a bite and let the crunchy walnut chunks tickle your taste buds.
Take a bite and let the crunchy walnut chunks tickle your taste buds.

Now that you have all your ingredients ready, it is time to start baking. Follow these simple steps on how to make these delicious Walnut Coffee Cookies.

Step 1 – Prepare the Dough

  1. In a large bowl, sift together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Set aside the ingredients and in another medium-sized bowl cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar using an electric mixer.
  3. Once the mixture becomes creamy, crack one egg and add it to the mixture followed by another egg.
  4. Whisk the eggs into the butter mixture until they are fully combined.
  5. Add in one tablespoon of ground coffee, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and mix until everything is combined.
  6. Gently mix in the dry ingredients mixture to create a uniform dough consistency.

Step 2 – Add Walnuts

  1. Fold in about 3/4 cups of chopped walnuts into the cookie dough.
  2. Mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Step 3 – Chill and Preheat

  1. Chill the cookie dough for about 30 minutes to set it firm.
  2. Preheat your oven at 375°F (190°C) while waiting for your dough to chill.

Step 4 – Shape the Dough

  1. Using a tablespoon or a scooper form spherical shaped balls using an ice cream scoop onto greased baking sheets or parchment-lined baking trays.
  2. Spread out each cookie slightly apart because they will spread when baked.
  3. You can garnish each ball with walnut halves if you prefer.

Step 5 – Bake

  1. Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  2. Remove from oven and let it cool for a few before transferring the cookies to a wire rack or directly into an air-tight container.

Your delicious Walnut Coffee Cookies are now ready to be enjoyed. They taste great by themselves or alongside your favorite cup of coffee. Store them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness and enjoy them for up to two weeks!

Substitutions and Variations

 When coffee meets cookies, it's a match made in heaven!
When coffee meets cookies, it’s a match made in heaven!

This recipe allows for a variety of substitutions and variations depending on your preferences and dietary restrictions. Here are some suggestions:

– Gluten-free: For a gluten-free option, replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure to adjust the ratio according to the instructions on the package.

– Vegan: For a vegan alternative, substitute the unsalted butter for coconut oil, and use either flax meal or chia seeds instead of eggs. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax meal or chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water for each egg required. Let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens and becomes gel-like.

– Espresso Walnut: Exchange the ground coffee with a shot of espresso in the dough mixture to give an extra boost of coffee flavor. Throw in some chopped walnuts to add texture and crunch.

– Walnut Chocolate Chip: Give your walnut cookies a chocolatey twist by adding ½ cup of chocolate chips into the dough mixture.

– Maple Walnut: Add ½ cup of maple syrup instead of granulated sugar to enhance the natural nutty sweetness.

– Chinese Walnut: Use black walnuts instead of regular ones to create an indulgent Chinese-style pastry.

– Walnut Mocha: Combine instant coffee powder with cocoa powder in a 1:1 ratio and sprinkle over muffins before baking. The result is heavenly mocha flavor!

Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and ratios to discover your own unique variation on this classic walnut cookie recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 These cookies pack a punch of nutty flavor that'll leave you wanting more.
These cookies pack a punch of nutty flavor that’ll leave you wanting more.

These walnut coffee cookies are versatile and can be enjoyed in several ways. They make a perfect snack accompanied by a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea. For a more indulgent treat, have them with some warm milk or hot chocolate.

This recipe also provides room for creativity in terms of pairings. Create a beautiful dessert platter by serving them alongside sliced fruits or berries. The sweetness of the cookies goes well with sour fruits like raspberries and cherries, or tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango.

If you’re looking for something richer, serve these cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream for an extra treat. You can even dip the cookies in melted dark chocolate after they have cooled down to elevate the taste and appearance.

Another fun pairing idea is to use these walnut coffee cookies as the base for a cookie sandwich. Add a layer of buttercream frosting or chocolate ganache between two cookies for an elevated dessert experience.

Regardless of how you choose to serve them, these coffee walnut cookies are sure to impress those who indulge. So go ahead, get creative and enjoy the sweet taste with your favorite drink or dessert!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Trust me, one cookie won't be enough! Go ahead and indulge yourself.
Trust me, one cookie won’t be enough! Go ahead and indulge yourself.

These Walnut Coffee Cookies are perfect for making ahead of time and storing until needed. The good news is they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

If you need to store them for longer, simply pop them in the freezer, and they’ll last for up to three months. You can warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds or let them thaw naturally before enjoying.

If you’re planning to serve these cookies at a party, it’s best to bake them on the day of the event, so they stay fresher for longer. However, for those with limited time on their hands, you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to two days.

For reheating purposes, these cookies are best microwaved, but remember to do so in short bursts of 5-10 seconds to prevent overcooking them or drying them out. If you prefer your cookies warm straight from the oven, preheat your oven to 350 F, place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and heat for 3-4 minutes.

Enjoying freshly baked Walnut Coffee Cookies has never been easier thanks to these convenient make-ahead and reheating options.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fresh batch of homemade walnut coffee cookies.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fresh batch of homemade walnut coffee cookies.

To ensure that your walnut coffee cookies turn out perfectly, pay attention to the following tips:

Firstly, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients. Opt for fresh walnuts, ground coffee, and pure vanilla extract, as these ingredients will make a significant difference in the flavor and texture of your cookies.

Secondly, it’s essential to measure the ingredients accurately. A slight variation in measurement can lead to a completely different taste and texture of the cookies. Use a kitchen scale for precise measurements and follow the recipe instructions carefully.

Thirdly, don’t forget to chill your dough before baking. Chilling helps the cookies maintain their shape during baking and gives them a nice crispness on the outside while remaining soft on the inside.

Fourthly, avoid overbaking your cookies as it can make them hard and dry. Keep a close eye on your cookies while they’re in the oven and take them out once you see that they are lightly golden brown around the edges.

Lastly, feel free to experiment with substitutions and variations to suit your preference. For example, you can add chocolate chips or replace walnuts with pecans if you prefer. However, be careful not to alter the recipe drastically as it may affect the overall flavor and texture of your cookies.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create delicious and irresistible walnut coffee cookies that will impress your friends and family.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the walnut coffee cookies recipe is a versatile and flavorful dessert that can satisfy even the pickiest of tastes. Whether you’re a coffee lover or a fan of walnuts, this recipe offers the perfect combination of both.

With a simple and straightforward ingredient list, these cookies are easy to whip up in no time. Plus, with substitutions and variations available, this recipe can be adapted to suit your preferences and dietary requirements.

From walnut chocolate chip to coffee vanilla walnut, the possibilities are endless. And with the addition of ground coffee or instant coffee powder, these cookies become an indulgent treat with a boost of caffeine that will keep you going throughout the day.

So why not try your hand at making these delectable treats? With our tips for perfect results, you’ll have bakery-quality cookies right at home. And don’t forget to experiment with different serving and pairing options – whether it’s a scoop of ice cream or a hot cup of coffee!

In short, the walnut coffee cookies recipe truly deserves a place in your baking repertoire. So go ahead – get your apron on and start baking!

Walnut Coffee Cookies

Walnut Coffee Cookies Recipe

These delicious cookies have a wonderful texture -- somewhat sandy, like a rich shortbread cookie, but a little more crunchy-firm, almost like biscotti. The walnuts play a starring role, appearing in the dough and as a rolled-in coating. Frankly, these are perhaps more of an adult cookie than one kids will clamor for, because they're a tad less sweet than many cookies. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, is it?
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 149.1 kcal


  • 2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons ground coffee, finely ground (use the blender to reduce the ground coffee to the proper consistency if needed, you may use less fo)


  • Combine 1 1/4 cups of the walnuts, the flour, baking powder, and salt in a food processor.
  • Pulse the machine repeatedly until the nuts are chopped into very fine pieces.
  • Set aside.
  • Finely chop the remaining nuts by hand and set them aside in a small bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth, gradually adding the sugar. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla and coffee.
  • Add the dry mixture to the creamed ingredients, stirring the dough with a wooden spoon until evenly combined.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Adjust one oven rack so it is in the center position.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Get out 1 or 2 large baking sheets and butter them lightly or line with parchment.
  • Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into balls 1 1/4-inches in diameter.
  • Roll in the finely chopped nuts and place on the cookie sheet/s, leaving a little room between them.
  • Bake -- one sheet at a time -- for 16 to 18 minutes, until firm to the touch.
  • Cool briefly on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container.

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Serving: 29gCalories: 149.1kcalCarbohydrates: 12.6gProtein: 2.5gFat: 10.5gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 17.9mgSodium: 59.9mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 6.5g
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