Monday, February 25, 2013

Coffee & Cream Oatmeal Cookies

Coffee and Cream Oatmeal Cookies

My obsession with coffee & cookies – and combining the two – continues today with coffee & cream oatmeal cookies.  Ever since making the Milk Bar Compost cookies, I have had a major thing with putting ground coffee beans into my cookie dough.

Call me crazy.  Or don’t.  Because it’s aaaaamazing.  I wasn’t sure that my all-time favorite soft and chewy oatmeal cookies could get any better but sure enough, they can.  The “cream” component in these cookies is simple – white chocolate chips.  Because: a) I can’t leave the baking aisle in the grocery store without a bag; b) I drink my coffee black (you can keep your creamer all to yourself!); and c) I will take white chocolate alongside my coffee cup any day of the week!

Coffee and Cream Oatmeal Cookies

I have to tell you something else about these cookies – Paul actually ate them.  That might not mean anything right now.  But let me tell you a little secret – he doesn’t really like sweets.  This presents a very large problem in our house since I bake – a lot.  I am already pawning off baked goods onto our new neighbors and new church.  But you guys, he actually ate one of these, and then another, and then another.

If I can get that man to like a cookie, I can do anything.  My work here is done.

Coffee and Cream Oatmeal Cookies

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Coffee & Cream Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 18 large cookies

Total Time: 35 min

Classic soft and chewy oatmeal cookies with a hint of coffee and cream - freshly ground coffee beans and white chocolate chips!


1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup + 2 Tbs. flour
2 Tbs. ground coffee (not instant)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup (3.5 ounces) granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt the butter in a glass bowl. Let the melted butter sit for 10 minutes to cool.

In another large bowl, whisk the oats, flour, coffee, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

Add the sugars to the melted and cooled butter and mix by hand until well-blended. Add the eggs and vanilla and incorporate. Add the oat-flour mixture and stir until all is incorporated. It will be tough but not too tough to complete by hand. Add the white chocolate chips and stir. The dough will be stiff but still easy enough to mix by hand.

Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes, one hour is preferable, or up to 24 hours.

To make jumbo cookies (as the recipe calls): use a large cookie scoop (2 3/4-ounce)to scoop the batter. Roll into a ball and repeat with the other dough.

For smaller cookies, just use a regular-sized cookie scoop, or portion the dough into one-inch balls.

Bake for 11-12 minutes (jumbo) or 10-11 minutes (regular sized). Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet; they will continue to cook a bit so don’t leave them in the oven too long. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

*If you have a food scale, I suggest that you use it to measure the sugars for these cookies - it will ensure accuracy in their measurement. If not, just make sure you pack the brown sugar and scoop & level the granulated.

Coffee and Cream Oatmeal Cookies


88 Responses to “Coffee & Cream Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. #
    claire — February 26, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I love coffee AND i love cookies. So what’s not to love?

  2. #
    Jackie @ Domestic FIts — February 26, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    First, I think it’s fairly badass that you drink your coffee black. Second, I need to try coffee grounds in cookies because it sounds amazing. P.S. why doesn’t Starbucks make candles? I want my house to smell like coffee and cookies all the time.

    • Cassie replied: — February 26th, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

      I know! Actually, though, Yankee Candle does (or used to) make a coffee candle…it is DREAMY!

  3. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — February 26, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    what is with men not loving sweets? I’m married to a similar man…and so is my sister! (we’re turning them to the dark side though!)

    love coffee in baked goods!

  4. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchn — February 26, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Cassie, what a great invention! Honestly, the idea of creating an oatmeal cookie with built-in ‘coffee and cream’ is pure genius! To really gild the lily, one could smash two of them together, sandwiched, with a mocha cream icing…more coffee and cream! Truly, a recipe to be made ASAP for coffee lovers. Thanks for the tasty recipe! xo

  5. #
    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — February 26, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    These look fantastic!

  6. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 26, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    I’m loving these cookies! The white chocolate and coffee combination sounds like the perfect addition to chewy oatmeal cookies!

  7. #
    Angie — February 26, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are the best!

  8. #
    Amber @ Sprinkled With Flour — February 26, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    I love coffee in my desserts and these cookies look out of this world. Who wouldn’t want a giant chewy oatmeal cookie like this one? So yummy. 🙂

  9. #
    Jamie — February 26, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Coffee in cookies?! Yes please!

  10. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 26, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    I love everything abou these cookies. Everything!

  11. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 26, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    Ground coffee beans in cookie dough? You are a genius!

  12. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — February 26, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    My goodness these look amazing

  13. #
    Meghan — February 26, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    You know I love white chocolate in cookies! These look awesome, Cassie!

  14. #
    Reem — February 27, 2013 @ 1:30 am

    Ok now this is genius. …
    Coffee in cookie. .. it like christmas in summer… I know I’m totally crazy but I can bath in coffee…. This is a must!

  15. #
    Aggie — February 27, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Oh my gosh I love coffee in desserts! These are my kind of cookies!!

  16. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — February 27, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    My husband doesn’t really like sweets either, so I am always trying to find new people to share the goodies with! I love all things coffee so I am loving that you added it to an oatmeal cookie. YUM!

  17. #
    Zoe — February 27, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    These look absolutely fabulous, I can’t wait to give them a go!

  18. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 28, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    Oh no. My husband is just the same! Doesn’t really like sweets. But neither of us really have jobs where we can bring in goodies. So… I eat everything. Not so good.

    And these cookies look magical! I love that you used ground coffee. 🙂

  19. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — March 1, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    You and your fabulous oatmeal cookies have done it again Cassie!

  20. #
    Kelsey — March 3, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Just made these, and I’m so glad I did. Super easy and definitely my new favorite oatmeal cookie. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  21. #
    Shaina — March 5, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Yes. Coffee and cream together in a cookie. Can I eat them for breakfast?

  22. #
    Laura — March 10, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    LOVE coffee flavored desserts. Pinning now, these look fantastic.

  23. #
    Melanie — March 25, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Loved these cookies! Definitely one to use for any occasion! Will be baking them again these week for the Easter holiday. Thank you

  24. #
    Karen Ronk — November 1, 2013 @ 7:00 am

    These are absolutely delicious – so many flavors mingling. I was wondering if anyone has ever made these using flavored coffee? I am currently enjoying a tiramisu flavored coffee and I think using that with dark chocolate chips would be amazing.

    • Cassie replied: — November 1st, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

      I think a flavored coffee sounds like a fabulous adaptation. I am glad you enjoy the cookies!

  25. #
    Kelly — December 17, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    I just made these, and they taste wonderful…but mine came out really, really flat. Maybe it’s because I’m a baby and didn’t mix by hand?

    • Cassie replied: — December 17th, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

      Hi Kelly, I’m glad you liked the flavor! Flat cookies can be caused by a number of things – not enough flour or oats, butter that is too warm, or using extra large eggs, or maybe your kitchen temperature was a little too high which makes the dough warm as well. Next time you might try chilling the dough for 20-30 minutes before baking, and make sure to let the butter cool long enough before starting the cookie dough. I hope this helps!


  26. #
    Kelly — December 17, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Dang gal…they *were* extra large eggs! Roommate brought ’em home, last night…and I didn’t even think to check. 😉 Oh well…the flavor is all there!

  27. #
    Linda — December 31, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    Just made these yesterday for the first time. I haven’t gotten any feedback on them yet but I really liked how they turned out. Love the color and aroma when they baked. Love these cookies with the ground coffee specks!! Thanks for the recipe. I think it is a KKEPER!

  28. #
    Heather — December 10, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

    What kind of oats do you use?

  29. #
    Melissa — February 19, 2015 @ 8:21 am

    im so disappointed I made these last night and wanted to cry. They are for a birthday the next day. I felt like I was being spoon fed coffee grinds. I didn’t even want another cookie which says a lot about them because I LOVE sugar, coffee and white chocolate! Way to many white chocolate chips because not enough cookie dough to support them. Desperate I tried to make a second batch and reduce the white chocolate and halfed the coffee grinds… I also used bread flour the second time to give them a little more body. They are much better now but I’m so exhausted and heartbroken of the first batch I can’t truly make a judgment are they just better or are they good? They look awesome and I love the idea but felt I needed to share my experience because looks were deceiving. Sorry for the sad review. 🙁

  30. #
    Melissa — February 19, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    Just thought I would update since I ended on such a sad note. The updated batch everyone liked and they were all gone. So I feel better. To get my 2 year old to not want any I gave her one from the first batch… She threw it away. Glad I had enough ingredients for a 2nd batch to tweak! Thanks for the recipe and fun idea! 🙂


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