Coffee Cake Cookies #Cookielicious

Coffee Cake Cookies

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to officially start the holiday baking season. What are you looking forward to baking? Maybe family favorites that you’ve made for years. Or some new and exciting recipes. Better yet, maybe you are planning to whip up some of each.

There is just something about the holidays that makes me want to bake. Somehow amid all the craziness, the parties, the shopping, the traveling, there is nothing more satisfying than whipping up cake batter or cookie dough and turning on the oven.

Coffee Cake Cookies

Coffee Cake Cookies

Maybe it’s the stress relief of beating sugar and butter into fluffy goodness. Or the intoxicating smell that can never really be replicated by a candle even if we wish it could. Then again, maybe it’s just the taste of the treat when it’s all done that instantly makes us smile.

Whatever the reason you bake, whether you do it for a party, gifts, or just a midnight snack while you’re doing a bit of online shopping, be sure to heat up that oven a few times this season.

Coffee Cake Cookies

Especially if you are making these Coffee Cake Cookies. What’s the best part of coffee cake? The crumbs, right? These cookies pretty much taste like a giant coffee cake crumb. It really doesn’t get better than that.

These are easy to make and so fun because they are different. In a season of decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread men, these will stand out from the crowd and be the first to disappear. They melt in your mouth and have a light cinnamon flavor. These will be filling my oven again soon!

Coffee Cake Cookies

Coffee Cake Cookies #Cookielicious

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: About 20 cookies



1 stick unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour


2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon kosher salt

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup shortening, room temperature

1 cup packed light brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Make the crumbs. In a medium bowl, stir together butter, sugars, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Put in the refrigerator while you prepare the cookies.

Make the cookies. In a medium bowl, stir together baking powder, salt, flour, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy. I did this by hand, but a hand or stand mixer will work as well. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

Add the flour and mix until just combined. Scoop or spoon batter into about 3 tablespoon sized balls. Make an indentation in each cookie. Top with as many of the crumbs as you can get on the cookies.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until set. Serve warm or cool completely on the tray. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about an hour or in the microwave for 30 seconds.


Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups

Don’t forget to check out all the other cookie offerings!

Plus, 20 Cookie Baking Tips and Holiday Cookie recipes from Sunday Supper

Join us for a #Cookielicious chat at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 1, on Twitter We will be sharing tips for cooking baking along with stories about our favorite family recipes. Follow the #Cookielicious hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great cookies recipes, check out our Cookie Jar Pinterest board.

Holiday Happenings

Hey everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of great food and the people you love. I just have a few things I wanted to tell you all about.

Mom and Me

First it was my mom’s birthday over the weekend. Though a bunch of snow (blech) put an end to our dinner plans, she still had a nice day full of movies, flowers, gifts, and birthday pie. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? She’s the most important person to me and as I said on Twitter she is the best person I ever have and ever will know. The celebration will continue with our rescheduled dinner plans in December and a gift that shipped a little late. She deserves every bit of celebrating.

Collin Street Bakery Fruitcake

Have you heard of Collin Street Bakery? If not you have to check out their Deluxe Fruitcake. I ordered it once before after Marc Murphy talked about it on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. I don’t like many fruitcakes, but this one is amazing. I crave it all the time. They kindly send me on this year and I can’t get enough of it. It’s loaded with pecans and tons of dried fruit. Whether you order it as a gift or just want to try it yourself, you have to check it out.

Collin Street Bakery Fruitcake

Also, when you’re grocery shopping this holiday season, pick up a couple bags of Way Better’s holiday snack chips. As always they are whole grain, non-GMO, and gluten free, which I love. They are a snack you can feel good about this holiday season. Be sure to check out both Oh Snap! Ginger Snap and Everything Nice Apple Cinnamon Spice.

Way Better Snacks

Finally, in this, the busiest time of year, I wrote a post for SheKnows about the little messes I have around the house that I am not cleaning up. So often we obsess over little things when the bigger things matter so much more. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather leave those dishes so I can catch up on the last bit of Scandal. Don’t spoil it for me please!

Have a safe and happy holiday and I’ll be back this weekend with two awesome recipes!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a fruitcake and the chips for review, but all opinions, as always, are mine.

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