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Coffee Cake Cookies

Introduction to Coffee Cake Cookies

This is a recipe that’s gonna make your taste buds dance—these delightful Coffee Cake Cookies are the best. Imagine the cozy warmth of coffee cake, now in a bite-sized cookie form, perfect for anytime!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose?
A: Absolutely! Just remember, whole wheat flour might make your cookies a tad denser, but hey, experimenting is the spice of life!

Q: Can I skip the icing?
A: You could, but why miss out on the fun? The icing adds a creamy sweetness that balances the cinnamon-spiced cookie.

Q: Vegan alternatives for eggs and butter?
A: Go for a flax egg and your favorite plant-based butter. The city’s diverse, and so are our cookie choices!

Q: Can I add nuts or chocolate chips?
A: Heck yeah! Toss in some walnuts or chocolate chips to add an extra layer of yum.

Ingredients and Their Roles


Flour: The foundation, giving structure to your crumbly topping.

Brown Sugar: Brings in a hint of molasses and moisture.

Cinnamon: The spice that makes everything nice!

Butter: Delivers richness and binds the streusel together.


Flour: Again, our trusty base.

Unsalted Butter: Offers flavor and a tender crumb.

Cornstarch: Keeps the cookies soft and melt-in-your-mouth.

Brown & White Sugar: Sweetness plus a lovely chew.

Cinnamon & Vanilla: Flavor MVPs, making the cookies sing.

Baking Soda & Powder: The lift that gives your cookies their shape.

Eggs: Bind the dough and contribute to the texture.


Butter & Heavy Cream: Richness and a velvety pour.

Powdered Sugar: Sweetness and smoothness.

Vanilla: Just a splash for that aromatic touch.

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Fun Places to Serve Coffee Cake Cookies

During a casual park picnic with friends, as a sweet follow-up to your artisanal cheese board.

As a chic dessert option at your next book club or game night.

In a cute cookie jar on your coffee shop’s counter, tempting every customer who walks in.

A simple dessert for family!

Storing Leftovers

Got leftovers? No problem! Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If you’re into planning ahead, these babies can chill in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just thaw at room temp before serving—or don’t, if you’re into that cold-cookie vibe.

Baking with Kids

Making these cookies with little ones? Awesome! Let them get their hands doughy by helping with the streusel or decorating with icing. It’s a fun way to introduce them to baking and, let’s be honest, a perfect mess-making opportunity.

Why This Recipe Works

These Coffee Cake Cookies are a hit because they combine the comfort of coffee cake with the convenience of cookies. The streusel topping adds a delightful crunch, while the soft cookie base is just like your favorite cake, only more portable.

The icing is the cherry on top, making each bite a balanced mix of flavors and textures. These cookies are a treat that fits every setting and mood.

Delicious Coffee Cake Cookies
Yield: 14 cookies

Delicious Coffee Cake Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Indulge in the perfect blend of cozy and sweet with these Coffee Cake Cookies, featuring a crumbly streusel topping and a drizzle of creamy icing. They're the ideal treat for any moment that calls for a touch of cinnamon-spiced delight.


  • Streusel -
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons butter, soft
  • Cookie -
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, soft
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Icing -
  • 2 tablespoons no salt butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper 
  2. Streusel - In a small bowl mix all streusel ingredients together to make a crumble - chill until ready to use 
  3. Cookies - in a large bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt - set aside 
  4. In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars until creamy 
  5. Add in the vanilla and eggs 
  6. Gradually add in the dry ingredients until fully combined 
  7. Chill the dough for about 15 minutes 
  8. Scoop out onto lined cookie sheet 
  9. Use your thumb to press an indent in the center of each cookie 
  10. Use a fork to crumble the streusel and spoon a small amount into the indent of each cookie 
  11. Bake for 9-11 minutes 
  12. Cool for 10 minutes on pan before moving to a wire rack 
  13. Icing - whisk all icing ingredients together until smooth then drizzle or pipe over the top of the cookies 
  14. Serve & enjoy! 

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