coffee cake cookies

Coffee cake cookies are a cookie dream! Buttery brown sugar crumbs fuse with a spiced cinnamon cookie in this delicious collision of coffee cake and crumb cake (a perfectly acceptable breakfast with your morning coffee!).

Coffee Cake Cookies

With notes of brown sugar, warming cinnamon, and a hint of nutmeg, the soft batch-style cookies are simply irresistible. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy still slightly warm from the oven for the ultimate coffee cake cookie experience!

Coffee Cake Cookies

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Coffee Cake Cookies


Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp ice water


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. For the crumb topping, combine flour, sugars, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixer bowl and mix on low speed to combine. Add vanilla and butter, and mix on medium-low speed; add ice water and mix until fully incorporated and dough comes together in large crumbs. Transfer to a covered bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. For the cookies, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated.
  3. Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper and form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough. Place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets (9 per baking sheet). Spray the back of a teaspoon with nonstick spray and make an indentation in the dough. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Top cookies with crumb topping (pile the crumb topping high and press gently to adhere). Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 14-15 minutes, until edges are set. Cool for 15 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Keywords: Cookie, Coffee Cake, Crumb Topping, Cinnamon

Coffee Cake Cookies

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