Delicious Cappuccino Cookies Recipe for Snack Lovers

Friends, gather round and listen up, for I have a recipe that will have your taste buds tingling with excitement! Are you a fan of cookies? Who isn’t, am I right? But if you’re a coffee lover like me, then the thought of combining two of your favorite things—coffee and cookies—is enough to make you want to run to the kitchen and start baking.

So, without further ado, I present to you the ultimate recipe for cappuccino cookies. These truly decadent treats pack a flavor punch with the perfect balance of sweet and bitter. You get the rich aroma and taste of coffee in every bite, complemented by smooth chocolate chips and a soft, buttery texture that will melt in your mouth. Trust me when I say that these cookies are so good that they will make you forget about your morning cup of joe!

What’s more, this recipe is extremely easy to follow with simple ingredients you likely already have on hand in your pantry. So whether you’re a seasoned baker or just dipping your toes into the kitchen world, everyone can make these tasty cookies.

So put down that mug and preheat your oven because these cappuccino cookies are waiting for you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Cookies
Cappuccino Cookies

Picture this: a crisp, buttery cookie infused with the bold and rich flavors of coffee, topped with a creamy chocolate drizzle. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? That’s exactly what you’ll find in this cappuccino cookies recipe.

Let me tell you why you’re going to love this recipe. First off, if you’re a coffee lover like myself, then these cookies are guaranteed to hit the spot. They’re packed full of intense coffee flavors that will give you that caffeine kick you need to power through your day.

Secondly, the texture of these cookies is something truly special. They have a soft and tender crumb that will melt in your mouth blissfully. The combination of the cookie’s crisp edges and soft center makes for an addictive texture that’s perfect for dunking in a cup of coffee or milk.

Finally, not only do these cookies taste amazing, but they also look great too. The chocolaty drizzle adds an extra layer of decadence to the cookies that will impress your friends and family. These treats are perfect for sharing at parties or for enjoying as an indulgent snack at home.

So what are you waiting for? Give this cappuccino cookies recipe a try and experience the wonderful explosion of flavors and textures yourself!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to indulge in the heavenly aroma and delightfully sweet taste of cappuccino cookies.
Get ready to indulge in the heavenly aroma and delightfully sweet taste of cappuccino cookies.

Get ready to hit the kitchen! Here’s what you’ll need for this delicious Cappuccino Cookies Recipe:

Cookies Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cappuccino Swirl Ingredients:

  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Chocolate Cappuccino Drizzle Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 tablespoons Land O’Lakes® Butter

Optional Garnishes:

  • Extra white chocolate, melted
  • Crushed espresso beans

Most of these items are probably already in your pantry, but be sure to double-check before you start baking to avoid any unnecessary trips to the grocery store.

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are perfect for those who love coffee in all forms, as the recipe includes the signature espresso flavor of cappuccino.
These cookies are perfect for those who love coffee in all forms, as the recipe includes the signature espresso flavor of cappuccino.

Now, let’s get started with the fun part: making these delicious cappuccino cookies. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to make sure you get a perfect batch every time!

Step 1: Prepare the Dough

Before you start, make sure that your butter is softened and at room temperature. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules**, and ½ teaspoon of salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter and ¾ cup of granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in 1 large egg, followed by the flour mixture. Beat together until just combined.

Step 2: Add Chocolate Cappuccino Flavor

Next, stir in 1 cup of finely chopped white chocolate for that delicious chocolate cappuccino flavor.

Step 3: Chill the Dough

Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape each one into a flat disc. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to overnight.

This will allow the flavors to meld together while ensuring that your cookies don’t spread too much as they bake.

Step 4: Cut and Bake the Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to about ¼-inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out your desired shapes.

Place them on a prepared baking sheet, spacing them about an inch apart. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.

Step 5: Sprinkle Cappuccino Swirl

While your cookies are still hot fresh out of the oven, sprinkle some cappuccino mix on top for that cappuccino swirl effect. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Cookies

And there you have it, a batch of delicious chocolate cappuccino cookies! Serve them warm or at room temperature with your favorite coffee, tea, or milk.

These cookies are perfect for dessert, afternoon snack or just giving them out as gifts too. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, freeze for up to three months so you can have cookies whenever you want!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect cookie to go with that afternoon cup of coffee!
The perfect cookie to go with that afternoon cup of coffee!

Friends, let me tell you that there is always something you can tweak in a recipe to make it your own, and these cappuccino cookies are no exception. Here are some substitutions and variations that I’ve tried myself and absolutely loved:

– Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies: If you’re a chocolate lover like me, then you’ll definitely want to try this variation. Simply replace ½ cup of the all-purpose flour with ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, and add 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips to the dough.

– White Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies: For something a little sweeter, swap out the semisweet chocolate chips for white chocolate chips. You can also drizzle melted white chocolate over the top of the baked cookies for an extra touch of sweetness.

– Cappuccino Swirl Sandwich Cookies: To make these sandwich cookies, roll out the dough into thin rounds and bake them as usual. Then, spread a layer of cappuccino-flavored cream cheese frosting between two cookies, press them together gently, and voilà! You’ve got yourself a delicious treat.

– Coffee Flavored Butter Cookies: If you’re looking for a more subtle coffee flavor in your cookies, simply omit the cappuccino mix and add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules to the dough instead.

– Mocha Cappuccino Cookies: For a richer mocha flavor, add 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder along with the instant coffee granules.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with these variations or come up with your own! The possibilities are endless when it comes to desserts, especially ones involving coffee. Go ahead and give them a try – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Serving and Pairing

 You can make these cookies in batches and keep them stored in an airtight container for days of coffee-soaked bliss.
You can make these cookies in batches and keep them stored in an airtight container for days of coffee-soaked bliss.

Once you have baked a delicious batch of cappuccino cookies, you’ll want to enjoy them with the perfect pairings. These cookies are versatile and pair well with a variety of sweet treats and beverages.

To keep things simple, I recommend serving cappuccino cookies alongside a warm cup of coffee or espresso. The flavor notes in these cookies complement those of the hot, flavorful drinks perfectly. The cappuccino swirl created by the blend of espresso and chocolate chips makes the cookies even more irresistible with coffee.

If you’re looking to make an extra-special treat out of these cookies, consider adding them to an ice cream sundae or crushing them up as a topping for your favorite flavor. They also work great as sandwich cookies with any filling of your choice like vanilla buttercream, coffee-flavored buttercream or hazelnut spread.

For a unique twist on your regular dessert fare, try pairing cappuccino cookies with other desserts or baked goods like brownies, cupcakes, cheesecake or fruit pies. You can even dip them in chocolate for an extra indulgent touch.

When it comes to beverages, I suggest pairing these cookies with milk-based drinks such as lattes, mochas or even hot chocolate. The sweetness of the milk cuts through the bitterness of the coffee granules and creates a delightfully balanced flavor profile on your taste buds.

Ultimately, cappuccino cookies can be enjoyed on their own, as a snack , or paired with almost anything you like. It’s all about finding what works best for your individual palate and preferences so go ahead let yourself loose and try some new pairing combinations!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The top of each cookie has a signature crosshatch pattern, making them almost too pretty to eat (but we know you won't be able to resist).
The top of each cookie has a signature crosshatch pattern, making them almost too pretty to eat (but we know you won’t be able to resist).

As a barista who loves whipping up delicious treats, I’m excited to give you some tips on how to make-ahead, store and reheat these scrumptious cappuccino cookies!

These cookies are perfect for busy mornings when you don’t have much time to spare or when you want a sweet treat. Luckily, they can be made-ahead of time so that you can enjoy them whenever you want.

To make-ahead, simply bake the cookies as instructed in the recipe and then store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze the baked cookies for up to three months. When reheating, pop them into a heated oven for 5-7 minutes until they are warm and crispy.

If you’re not able to enjoy all the cookies within 3-4 days of making them, I recommend freezing the dough itself. I know it might sound strange, but trust me on this one! By freezing the dough, you’ll have fresh and warm cookies any time you want them without having to go through the hassle of mixing ingredients and baking from scratch each time.

To do this, shape your cookie dough into balls and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Freeze them for several hours or overnight until they are solid. Once frozen, you can transfer the dough balls into an airtight container or resealable plastic bag and keep them in the freezer for up to two months.

When you want fresh cookies, simply take out as many dough balls as needed and let them sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes while preheating your oven. Bake as directed in the recipe until golden brown and fragrant.

In summary, this cappuccino cookie recipe is perfect for make-ahead options. You can store baked cookies in an airtight container in a cool area, refrigerate or freeze fresh cookies or store the dough for later use. Follow these tips and you’ll have a delicious batch of cookies on hand whenever you want to indulge in something sweet and satisfying.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These tempting treats are easy to
These tempting treats are easy to

Now that you have the ingredients ready, let me give you some tips that will help you achieve perfect results when making cappuccino cookies.

Firstly, make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This means that taking the butter and eggs out of the fridge 30-60 minutes before baking is essential as it aids with mixing, resulting in a smooth and creamy dough.

Secondly, when adding the hot water to your instant coffee granules in step two, mix them well so that the granules are completely dissolved. You don’t want any coffee chunks in your cookie.

Thirdly, try not to overbake your cookies, as this can lead to a dry and hard texture. Bake them until you see a light golden brown color around the edges. It’s okay if they might look soft on top, they will continue to bake as they cool down.

Lastly, let your cookies cool down completely before serving or storing them away. This allows their texture and flavor to settle and gives them a crispy exterior and a soft interior.

By following these tips, you can make sure that every batch of cappuccino cookies comes out perfectly baked with rich chocolate-flavored cappuccino notes. It’s like having an espresso shot hidden in a small indulgent treat that can be served during breakfast or dessert.

Bottom Line

Now that you’ve learned about the tantalizing cappuccino cookie recipe, what are you waiting for? With a perfect combination of butter, sugar, flour, hot water, chocolate cappuccino mix, and instant coffee granules, these cookies will take your taste buds on a journey of flavor like no other. They make a delightful addition to your coffee or dessert time.

By following the steps in this article and incorporating the suggestions and variations of your choice, you can make scrumptious cappuccino cookies that will have everyone savoring in joy. Substituting ingredients to create your desired flavor profile is also an option. Whether using white chocolate, sandwiched with a cappuccino swirl, or adding coffee-flavored espresso or mocha cappuccino for that extra caffeine punch,you have infinite customization possibilities.

These mouthwatering cookies can be made ahead and stored easily in airtight containers without losing their freshness. And trust me, they will not last very long. These cookies are perfect for presentations and sharing with friends during special occasions or just satisfying your personal dessert cravings.

So why not channel your inner barista and indulge in this delectable recipe? You won’t regret it!

Cappuccino Cookies

Cappuccino Cookies Recipe

These yummy cooffee treats come from a German cookbook, called "Baked Goods" and really are something special for your cookie tray. You can choose to make other shapes (I tried crescents), but since the cookies spread a lot, I find the balls work best. Please note: Prep time does not include 1 hour chilling time
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 63.7 kcal


  • 10 g instant cappuccino mix (or ordinary coffee powder)
  • 25 ml hot water
  • 150 g flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 50 g sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 100 g butter, in medium pieces
  • 25 g chocolate (milk, dark or white)


  • Dissolve cappuccino powder in hot water. Let cool slightly.
  • In a big bowl mix flour, almonds and sugar. Add butter and cappuccino.
  • Knead into a dough (maybe using a kitchen aid as not to warm the dough too much).
  • Chill for 1 hour.
  • Form dough into small balls (size of a walnut) and place on a paper-lined baking sheet. Do not flatten balls.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 15 minutes or until slightly coloured.
  • Melt the chocolate using your favourite method (hot water bath or microwave) and drizzle it over the baked cookie balls using a teaspoon.
  • Let dry and enjoy! :).

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 409gCalories: 63.7kcalCarbohydrates: 6.3gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 7.1mgSodium: 25.1mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.9g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert
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