Coffee Cookies

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Coffee cookies are delicious, made with espresso powder and melt in your mouth chocolate. Wholesome ingredients perfect with a cup of coffee.

These coffee cookies are beyond delicious. They have a touch of espresso powder which pairs perfectly with chocolate chips.
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Why Make These Coffee Cookies

I know what you might be thinking, espresso in a cookie? YES! just trust me here, a little bit goes a long way and it really elevates the flavors in this oatmeal based cookie. These cookies are a little healthier so you can enjoy them with a cup of coffee in the morning, mid day or as a pick me up after dinner. They do have caffeine in them since they are made with espresso powder, so just keep that in mind! These cookies are easy to make, and come together quickly. You can make them bite sized or make them a bit bigger for a more indulgent treat.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for cookies on a grey counter in small bowls.
  • Old Fashioned Oats. They are the base of this recipe, they offer a wonderful texture and fiber to the recipe.
  • All Purpose Flour. You can also sub all purpose gluten free flour.
  • Sugar. Use coconut sugar or white sugar, either will work well. Coconut sugar is a little less “sweet” in my opinion, since there isn’t t much sugar in this recipe I prefer the full flavor of white sugar.
  • Baking Powder. This is the leavening agent for these cookies.
  • Espresso Powder. I love espresso powder for these cookies, you can also use instant coffee if you have that on hand.
  • Applesauce. Unsweetened applesauce. I use this in place of extra butter or oil. It’s a great way to cut the fat down a bit for these cookies.
  • Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is the perfect flavor for these cookies. You can use canola oil or any other neutral oil.
  • Vanilla Extract. This adds a wonderful vanilla undertone to the cookies.
  • Egg. You will only need one egg for this recipe to help bind everything together and fluffy the cookies up a bit.
  • Chocolate Chips. Admittedly, chocolate or white chocolate chips work perfectly in these cookies I love them BOTH but I know chocolate is an ultimate crowd pleaser. Use milk or semi sweet chocolate.
  • Optional Espresso Icing. This will require powdered sugar, a little water and some extra espresso powder. The cookies don’t NEED the icing but it’s a delicious way to jazz them up.

How To Make These Cookies

Steps to make these cookies in a glass bowl with ingredients and a spatula.

Step One. Preheat oven to 350º. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk together: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, espresso, oats. In a different bowl mix together the wet ingredients: vanilla, egg, slightly melted coconut, apple sauce. 

Step Two. Combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Lightly fold in chocolate chips. Texture will be sticky, use a spoon to dollop them and form a ball. I use a cookie scoop like this.

Step Three. Place 1- 1.5 inch cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cookies will spread a little, I keep them somewhat close to each other. Bake for about 9 – 11 minutes.

Cookies on parchment paper.

Step Four. Take out of oven and place on a cooling rack asap to have a softer center. They will harden a bit after they are taken out. try not to mess with them too much until they solidify! Add icing if using, dash a little extra espresso powder over them and enjoy!

Cookies on a cooling rack with chocolate.

Tips & FAQ’s

Will the espresso powder have caffeine?

Yes, there is caffeine in the espresso powder and instant coffee. If you are sensitive to caffeine be mindful of having them late at night.

Will white Chocolate chips work?

White chocolate chips are wonderful in these cookies.

What can I replace the coconut oil with?

Is you don’t want to use coconut oil or have an allergy, I recommend canola oil.

Recipe Variations

Old fashioned oats. You can use quick oats in place of but the texture will be slightly different.

Applesauce. You can use a ripe mashed banana in place of the applesauce.

All Purpose Flour. You can use All Purpose Gluten Free Flour in place of this.

Chocolate chips. Use peanut butter or white chocolate chips in addition or in place of the chocolate chips!

Espresso Powder. If you are having trouble finding espresso powder, instant coffee will work great!

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cookies up close on a white plate with chocolate.
4.63 from 8 votes

Coffee Cookies

Coffee cookies are delicious, made with espresso powder and melt in your mouth chocolate. Wholesome ingredients perfect with a cup of coffee. 
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Servings: 16 Cookies

Equipment

  • cookie sheet

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder, *see notes
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbs slightly melted coconut oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • ½ cup white sugar, *see notes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350º .Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk together: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, espresso, oats. In a different bowl mix together the wet ingredients: vanilla, egg, slightly melted coconut, apple sauce. 
  • Combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Lightly fold in chocolate chips. Texture will be sticky, use a spoon to dollop them and form a ball. I use a cookie scoop like this.
  • Place 1- 1.5 inch cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cookies will spread a little, I keep them somewhat close to each other. Bake for about 9 – 11 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and place on a cooling rack asap to have a softer center. They will harden a bit after they are taken out. try not to mess with them too much until they solidify! Add icing if using, dash a little extra espresso powder over them and enjoy!

Espresso Icing (optional)

  • Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tsp espresso powder and 1 tsp of water. Drizzle over cooled cookies before serving and storing.

Notes

*coconut sugar will also work. 
*instant Coffee will also work.
store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze in a ziplock for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 Cookies
Calories: 119
Keyword: 30 minute, Cookies
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2 Comments

  1. 2 stars
    These are odd tasting. I like the idea and the texture is decent. May try again without the coffee powder and adding nuts.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these today with white chocolate chips YUM. They were so great with coffee, I’ll be enjoying the rest throughout the week. Great oat-y texture too!