Coffee Cookies Recipe

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Coffee Cookies Recipe

Cookies that taste like coffee and look like coffee! All the coffee lovers out there, this recipe is especially for you. Pair these crispy and scrumptious cookies with milk or coffee for the ultimate coffee experience!

I personally love having coffee. From an early age, I have been a fan of coffee, be it hot or cold. As I am older and now a baker, I fondly try to incorporate coffee flavour in as many products as possible.

So, today I have brought a simple cookie recipe that bursts with coffee flavour. And the cute part is that I have shaped them like coffee beans.

How do these cookies taste? They are light, buttery and crisp cookies made with instant coffee and cocoa powder for the flavour.

Coffee Cookie Video Tutorial

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

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  • Unique recipe: I’m confident you must not have had such cookies before. They are unique in their flavour, texture as well as appearance.
  • Easy to follow: making cookies is one of the simplest baking categories. With just 6-7 ingredients, you can make delicious accompaniments for your tea/coffee. This cookie only requires a few steps to complete, which are easy to follow.
  • Perfect for any time: these small bite-sized cookies are perfect for munching anytime. If you love coffee, then you have found the best sweet munch for yourself.They are light, buttery and crisp cookies made with instant coffee and cocoa powder for the flavour.

Essential ingredients for coffee bean cookies

  • Icing Sugar: In powder form, icing sugar helps make compact and crisp cookies.
  • Corn flour: It helps to reduce the gluten level in the dough, making the cookie less chewy and crisper. 
  • Coffee Powder: Instant coffee is all you need to get the best coffee flavour from the cookie. Make sure you use good-brand coffee.
  • Dutch Process Cocoa Powder: Adding chocolate to the coffee enhances the cookie’s overall flavour.

Method To Make Coffee Bean Cookies?

  • Gather all ingredients: To begin with the recipe, collect all your ingredients. There are only 7 ingredients that you need; hence it will take a little bit of time to gather them all.
  • Prepare the dough: Using creaming method, start beating butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Next, mix coffee powder with milk and add it to the creamed butter. Finally, combine your dry ingredients to form a smooth dough. 
  • Shape the cookie dough: once the dough is ready, take 20 g of it and give it an oval shape. Now, press it from the middle using a wooden skewer to make it look like a coffee bean.
  • Freezing: Place all the shaped cookies on a lined baking tray and freeze them for 15-20 minutes.
  • Bake: Finally, bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180C for 12-15 minutes (otg mode: upper rod + Lower rod+ fan)

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Avoid Sugar Lumps

Use sifted icing sugar as it has many lumps. 

Do Not Over-Mix The Dough

Refrain from mixing or kneading the dough too much as that makes the butter melt and could lead to sticky dough.

Substitute For Cocoa Powder

You can use natural cocoa powder if dutch powder is not available. 

Type Of Coffee

The type of instant coffee you use will alter the flavour as well. For, e.g. If you use Arabica bean instant coffee, the taste would be more intense. 

How To Store Coffee Bean Cookies?

Cling wrap cookies and store them in an airtight box. Do not leave them open, as they will get moist/too soft.

To store the cookie dough, you can cling wrap the dough and place it either in fridge or freezer. it will last for months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use water in place of milk?

Ans. Yes, you can replace milk with water. Add as per consistency.

Can I shape these cookies differently? 

Ans. Yes, you can shape them however way you want to.

What to do if my cookies become soft?

Ans. If the baked cookies have turned soft, you can bake them again in the oven at the same temperature for 2-3 minutes. This will evaporate the excess moisture from the cookies and turn them crispy.

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Easy-to-make Coffee Bean Cookie Recipe

A cookie that tastes like coffee and looks like coffee bean. If you love coffee, don’t miss out on this unique recipe. 

  • Total Time: 27 to 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1516 portions 1x



Coffee bean cookie:

  • 125 g Flour
  • 75 g Butter
  • 80 g Icing sugar
  • 20 ml Milk
  • 1+1/2 tsp Coffee powder
  • 15 g Corn flour
  • 15 g Dutch cocoa powder


  1. Cream the butter and icing sugar in a bowl.  
  2. Mix milk and coffee together, and then add them to the creamed butter.  
  3. Now, add sifted dry ingredients, i.e. flour, corn flour, and cocoa powder. Mix to make a dough.  
  4. Take 20g of dough and make a ball. Give it an oval shape, and press it in the middle of the dough with a skewer to make it look like a coffee bean. Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.
  5.  Place them on a lined baking tray and keep them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Now, bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180C for 12-15 minutes  (OTG mode: upper rod + Lower rod+ fan)
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Freezing Time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 to 15 minutes

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