Coffee Sugar Cookies Recipe

Coffee Sugar Cookies Recipe

Infuse the essence of coffee into a sugar cookie recipe for a joyful twist on a classic. As a bonus, this recipe can be made completely vegan by using plant milk in the glaze - perfect for sharing with the whole family regardless of dietary needs. This recipe is especially good with our Yesso! Espresso Decaf.


What you’ll need:

Coffee Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup softened salted butter
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar - 1/2 cup for doubt, 2 Tbsp for rolling before baking
  • 1 tsp ground Savorista Coffee (fine ground works best)
  • 1 flax egg: 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 Tbsp of water
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste 
  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 
  • 1 Tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (sifted)

How to make it:⁠

  1. First add the butter, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and the ground coffee to a bowl and cream together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Then, add in the flax egg and vanilla bean paste and whip together another 30 seconds.
  2. Next, add in the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixing bowl. Mix JUST until a smooth and thick cookie batter forms and no streaks of flour remain. 
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  4. After 1 hour, cover a baking sheet in parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350F. Next, remove the dough from the fridge and use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to form your cookie dough.
  5. Roll into balls between your palms and then roll in the 2 tablespoons of sugar that was set aside so that each dough ball is coated in sugar.
  6. Place the coffee cookie dough balls onto the baking sheet 2 inches apart and gently press down with your palm for flatter cookies.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes until bottoms are lightly browned and the cookie is cooked through but has slightly soft centers. 
  8. Remove the cookie tray from the oven and immediately tap the tray on the counter to produce a more “wrinkly” cookie. Then, let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for another 5 minutes. Then, move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. Once cooled, make the glaze
  9. While the cookies are cooling, make the vanilla glaze by adding the vanilla bean paste and milk to a small bowl and mixing together. Then, gradually add in the powdered sugar and whisk together until a thick glaze forms. Drizzle the glaze on completely cooled cookies and let sit for about 5 minutes to harden. Serve and enjoy!

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