Aromatic Apple Coffee Cookies that Will Make Your Day

As a barista, I have had the opportunity to develop a deep appreciation for coffee, both as a beverage and as an ingredient in recipes. Today, I would like to share with you one of my favorite coffee-based dessert recipes: Apple Coffee Cookies. These soft apple cookies are packed with flavor, featuring the warm and comforting notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, paired perfectly with the richness of black walnut and raisins. However, what really sets these cookies apart is the subtle but distinct taste of coffee that elevates them to a whole new level of deliciousness.

I believe that this recipe will become a staple in your baking repertoire; it’s the sort of cookie that can turn any occasion into a cozy homecoming. Whether you’re a fan of apple pie, coffee cake or caramel apples, these cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth and your cravings for something flavorful and easy to make. The recipe is foolproof, everything comes together quickly and effortlessly thanks to its simplicity.

So if you’re looking for a recipe that is perfect for fall, winter or anytime you want to enjoy some amazing cookies, give this one a try! I promise it will be worth it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Coffee  Cookies
Apple Coffee Cookies

Calling all cookie lovers and coffee aficionados! Get ready to indulge in a sensational fusion of flavors with this mouth-watering Apple Coffee Cookies recipe.

Imagine biting into a soft, chewy cookie that’s infused with the irresistible aroma of coffee and baked apple goodness. It’s an explosion of complex yet harmonious flavors that will dance on your taste buds and leave you craving more.

But here’s what really sets this recipe apart from others: it’s versatile and can suit any occasion or mood. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and comforting, whip up a batch of these cookies and pair them with a warm cup of coffee or cider for a cozy treat. If you want to impress your guests or elevate your dessert game, make a batch of glazed apple cookies that are dressed to impress. The options are endless!

What’s even better? This recipe uses simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, such as flour, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and baking soda. And if you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle in some black walnuts or raisins for some added texture and nuttiness.

Moreover, this recipe is extremely easy to follow and can be made by anyone regardless of your baking skills. Plus, you can easily substitute certain ingredients to adjust for dietary restrictions or preferences.

So why not treat yourself to the best of both worlds – coffee and cookies – with this perfect combination of sweet indulgence? Trust me; once you try these soft apple cookies with a dash of coffee, it’ll become your new favorite snack!

Ingredient List

Sure thing! Here are 11 unique photo captions for the Apple Coffee Cookies recipe:
Sure thing! Here are 11 unique photo captions for the Apple Coffee Cookies recipe:

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Apple Coffee Cookies:

  • Flour: 2 cups of all-purpose flour (or cake flour for a softer cookie)

  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon: 1 1/2 teaspoons (use half teaspoon more for extra spiciness)

  • Nutmeg: 1/4 teaspoon

  • Clove: 1/4 teaspoon

  • Shortening: 1 cup (you can substitute unsalted butter, or a mixture of both; butter will give the cookies a richer flavor)

  • Sugar: 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of light brown sugar

  • Eggs: 2 large eggs

  • Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons

  • Coffee: 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee (room temperature or cold)

  • Apples: Approximately one and a half medium-sized soft apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces.

  • Raisins: Optional. Use around 3/4 cup of raisins for added sweetness and texture.

These ingredients are specially selected to create a warm, delicious aroma that will envelop your home with the scent of fall.

The Recipe How-To

Preparing the Dough

After gathering all the needed ingredients, start by mixing the flour, baking soda, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Whisk everything together until they are well combined.

Then, in another mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the coffee and vanilla extract. Continue mixing until everything incorporates well.

Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients mixture into the wet mixture and keep whisking until you have blended everything. Then fold in the soft apples, black walnuts, and raisins into the batter with a spatula.

Let everything rest for 30 minutes before dividing it into tablespoon-sized portions. Use your hands to shape each dough into balls and arrange them spaced apart on greased cookie sheets.

Baking the Apple Coffee Cookies

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Once ready, place the cookies on the middle rack of your preheated oven.

Let them bake for around 18 minutes or until slightly browned along the edge while still slightly soft near the center.

Remove them from your oven when done and let them cool down for around 5-10 minutes on wire racks.

Making a Glazed Coating for Your Apple Coffee Cookies

If you want to add more sweetness to this cookie recipe, I recommend making a glaze consisting of powdered sugar, apple cider, cinnamon or nutmeg. You can then dip each coffee apple cookies in this mixture before allowing it again to cool down for around 20-30 minutes.

Now you have your tasty apple coffee cookies that everyone will surely love!

Substitutions and Variations

 You can't go wrong with the sweet aroma of freshly baked apple cookies!
You can’t go wrong with the sweet aroma of freshly baked apple cookies!

With some simple swaps, the apple coffee cookies recipe can be transformed into different mouth-watering confections. For a richer taste and crunch, replace the raisins with chopped black walnuts in the cookie dough to add nutty texture to every bite.

To spice things up, use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. You can also experiment with different types of flour such as cake flour for a lighter texture or oatmeal flour to add a wholesome, nutty flavor.

For those who prefer a soft apple cookie, lessen the amount of baking soda to 1 teaspoon and increase the amount of brown sugar by half a cup. Another option is to make glazed apple cookies by brushing a mixture of apple cider and cinnamon onto the cookies while they are still warm.

If you are in the mood for a buttery and chewy delight, substitute shortening with unsalted butter or margarine. You can also swap half of the sugar with honey or maple syrup to create a delightful caramel flavor.

When making coffee cake cookies, sprinkle coffee grounds into the batter and drizzle brewed coffee over it before baking. These cookies will have an irresistible coffee aroma while retaining their softness.

Lastly, if you want to level up your apple coffee cookies game, add a drizzle of toffee or caramel sauce on top for an extra indulgent feel. With these substitutions and variations, you can make endless batches of delicious apple cookies recipes that will keep your taste buds satisfied.

Serving and Pairing

 With a cup of coffee and an Apple Coffee Cookie in hand, you're ready to conquer the day!
With a cup of coffee and an Apple Coffee Cookie in hand, you’re ready to conquer the day!

When it comes to serving and pairing these delicious apple coffee cookies, you can’t go wrong with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The combination of coffee and apples in these cookies is truly heavenly, and makes for the perfect afternoon snack or breakfast treat.

For a more indulgent pairing, try serving the cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The warm, soft apple cookies perfectly complement the cool, creamy ice cream, making for a delectable dessert that will surely satisfy any sweet tooth.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, pair the cookies with a glass of fresh apple cider or a bowl of sliced fresh apples. The sweetness of the fresh fruit will nicely balance out the flavors of the cookies, creating a satisfying and refreshing snack.

At the end of the day, these apple coffee cookies are versatile enough to be paired with just about anything. So get creative and enjoy them however you like – whether it’s with a cup of coffee in the morning or as an after-dinner treat with family and friends.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 When your sweet tooth needs a little pick-me-up, these Apple Coffee Cookies have got you covered!
When your sweet tooth needs a little pick-me-up, these Apple Coffee Cookies have got you covered!

Just as with any freshly baked treat, make-ahead, storing, and reheating advice is crucial to ensure these apple coffee cookies maintain their delicious flavor and texture over time.

Firstly, if you want to make the cookies in advance in your busy schedule, you can refrigerate the dough for up to two days before baking. Doing so enhances the depth of flavors within the cookies while also retaining their softness.

When it comes to storing these cookies, keeping them at room temperature in an airtight container is recommended. Similarly, placing them in a resealable freezer bag and freezing helps to maintain their freshness for longer periods. It is essential to take them out from the refrigerator or freezer an hour before serving so that they are at room temperature again.

These soft apple cookies taste fantastic when reheated. Simply heat them briefly in the microwave or oven and experience a burst of delightful flavors and aroma of their glazed apple tops.

If you find that your cookies have become slightly stale after a few days, try heating just one in the microwave or toaster oven before having it with your cup of coffee. The melted glaze effectively makes them feel just out-of-the-oven freshly baked.

With these handy tips, you can make-ahead, store, and reheat these apple coffee cookies without worrying about sacrificing their exceptional taste and quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Apple-y ever after? You betcha!
Apple-y ever after? You betcha!

As a barista, I know that the perfect cup of coffee depends on more than just the type of beans you use. It’s all in the details – from how finely you grind the beans to how long the water is in contact with them. The same holds true for making Apple Coffee Cookies. Here are my essential tips to get immaculate results every time.

First, when measuring out your ingredients, ensure that you’re precise. Baking is an exact science, and even small differences in quantities can have a significant impact on your final product. Invest in a kitchen scale if you don’t already have one and weigh out everything as per the recipe.

When making soft apple cookies, always use fresh apples that have a nice soft texture to them. They should be sweet and tart so that they add an extra punch of flavor to the cookies.

If you want super soft and chewy cookies, try using black walnut instead of raisins. The nuts add a lovely earthy flavor which complements the apple and coffee notes perfectly. You can also experiment with other nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, or pecans.

To ensure an even distribution of spices throughout the cookie dough, combine all of your dry ingredients first before adding them into your wet mix. That way, each bite will be equally flavorful.

Adding oatmeal to your dough will not only provide extra fiber but also create a more robust texture for your cookies. However, make sure to look for old-fashioned oats instead of quick-cooking varieties as they retain their shape better during baking.

If you are concerned about butter or shortening imparting too much flavor in your cookies, try using unsalted butter instead. That way, you can control exactly how much salt goes into your mixture.

Finally, don’t overbake your cookies! It’s crucial not to leave them in the oven for too long; otherwise, they’ll become dry and hard rather than soft and chewy. Bake them just until the edges begin to turn a golden brown, and remember that they’ll continue to firm up on the baking sheet as they cool.

Remember these tips, and your Apple Coffee Cookies will turn out perfect every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the apple coffee cookies recipe is the perfect combination of apple and coffee flavors in every bite. The rich aroma of coffee complements the sweet and juicy apples perfectly, making it a satisfying treat for coffee and cookie lovers alike. With a simple and easy-to-follow recipe, this can be made within an hour, making it perfect for coffee breaks or dessert after a meal.

Whether you’re looking to indulge in a sweet treat or enjoy a flavorful coffee snack, these apple coffee cookies are sure to win your heart with their soft chewy texture and delicious combination of flavors. With the added bonus of being able to store them for later use, this recipe is bound to become a staple in your kitchen.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron, preheat the oven, and get ready to bake up a batch of these delightful apple coffee cookies. Your taste buds will thank you!

Apple Coffee Cookies

Apple Coffee Cookies Recipe

viola reeves killion
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 670.2 kcal



  • 2 apples, peeled chopped fine
  • 1 cup coffee, strong
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon clove
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup black walnut


  • cook in saucepan.
  • until apples are tender.
  • cool.
  • add sifted ingredients
  • nuts.
  • stir.
  • drop onto greased cookie sheet
  • bake 350 10 minutes or til done
  • she says you can frost with powdered sugar icing.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 240gCalories: 670.2kcalCarbohydrates: 95.5gProtein: 10.3gFat: 30.2gSaturated Fat: 5.2gSodium: 313.1mgFiber: 5.3gSugar: 54.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Apple, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, Fruit
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Recipes Just For You