coffee sugar cookies

filed under: Sugar Cookies on August 21, 2014

I was hanging out on Pinterest the other day and came across some Coffee Sugar Cookies.  Intrigued by the picture I clicked on the pin and low and behold… I made them!  Ha.  Talk about forgetfulness.  I think it’s post-pregnancy-i-have-five-children-and-nine-chickens-brain.

Coffee Sugar Cookies!

Seeing how horrible my original pictures were I decided to update the recipe and shoot some new shots.  Also, the idea of coffee sugar cookies seemed fabulous!  Two of my favorite things in one place.

Sugar + Coffee = Happiness Coma

Coffee Sugar Cookies!



However, I actually decreased the amount of coffee in the recipe.  You can see that the gorgeous flakes of caffeinated awesomeness are still thoroughly dispersed throughout.  There is more than enough to add a little spring to your step!

Which leads me to another alteration… I made it with decaffeinated grounds. I am still a nursing mom and in the slight chance that my kids might sneak one I figured it was for the best.  You can certainly opt for full caffeinated fun!

Coffee Sugar Cookies with Pink Buttercream


Here is the thing with these cookies.  They are good, they live up to their name well.  But I actually prefer them when a few adaptations are made.  For instance, adding mounds of glorious pink buttercream frosting.  Cherry buttercream frosting to be exact.

The combination of the slightly bitter cookie with the subtle cherry frosting is kinda sorta totally awesome.

Then I took it one step further.

I made ice cream sandwiches.

Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches with Chocolate Ice Cream!


The ice cream was Double Chocolate Chunk and it was seriously amazing.  I keep trying to think of descriptive words and say things about how delicious they are and all I can think of is… amazing.

Double Chocolate Chunk Coffee Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Pretty sure I can officially retire from food blogging now.

Well, until the next crop of zucchini comes in.  Hello double chocolate zucchini cupcakes!

4.34 from 3 votes
Coffee Sugar Cookies!
coffee sugar cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

I was hanging out on Pinterest the other day and came across some Coffee Sugar Cookies.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee sugar cookies
Servings: 6 serving
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 c butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ground coffee you can also use instant crystals or powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt I used kosher
  1. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and coffee until fully incorporated.
  3. In separate bowl add together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Slowly add your egg mixture to the butter mixture until well combined. Slowly add flour mixture until fully combined, do not over beat.

  5. Chill this dough for at least one hour, preferably overnight.
  6. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Roll out dough on floured solid surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a circle cookie cutter, punch out circles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Allow cookies to cool completely before covering in any icing


Coffee Sugar Cookies!

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  • Francine DeLorenzo says:

    These are delicious!!! I saved the recipe a while ago and for Christmas wanted to make some different cookies this year. I used my favorite coffee grounds (Santo Domingo, Dominican coffee). I have to stop myself from eating them all. Just freaking fabulous!!!!

  • Elisabeth Riddle says:

    These are amazing!! My dough wouldn’t roll out for cookie cutters so I just balled it up and flattened them a little on the pan and baked until the edges were golden and they turned out SO good! I added a chocolate drizzle to the top because they weren’t super sweet and now they’re almost mocha cookies and I could eat like half a dozen in a row if I didn’t know how caffeinated they were! Big fan!!

  • Jen Hodder says:

    Flecks of coffee against the white of sugar, yes please and thank you ♥️

  • Debra says:

    Not sure I understand about the coffee. Am I to add ground coffee or liquid coffee?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Debra! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Use ground coffee in this recipe. Have a great day!

  • Tyerra says:

    I mixed the coffee in with the flour mixture.. gonna see how it looks after baking…the dough didn’t look as dark as when I mixed it in with the eggs

  • Deb says:

    Can you use espresso powder in place of the ground coffee?