Coffee Cake Cookies

Enjoy these Wintry days alongside warm Coffee Cake Cookies and a hot mug of coziness. These cookies are sweet, indulgent, and will make your kitchen smell absolutely pleasant.

Coffee Cake Cookies

These Coffee Cake Cookies were adapted from Jesse Szewczyk’s cookie series over at the Kitchn where he posts brand-new monthly cookie recipes every month.

I made a few tweaks by adding less sugar in the crumble and divided the recipe by half since my family is quite small.

There are two layers to these cookies and 4 very important steps when making them. First, let’s talk about the ingredients you will need.

Unsalted butter that’s melted (no need to wait around for your straight-from-the-fridge, cold butter to reach room temp!) . That’s right, melted butter is going to make these cookies amazingly moist, rich in buttery flavor, and will help crisp up the edges nicely.
All-purpose flour. I did not test these cookies with a Glute-Free AP flour yet. If you do try it, let us know in the comments!
Ground cinnamon will add a sweet aromatic flavor and aroma.
Kosher salt is a natural way to help bring out the sweetness and aids in balancing out a well-rounded taste.
 Baking soda will give rise to these coffee cookies. Please note that here in Turkey, (where I live) does not carry baking powder in any market. For this reason, I did not use it for this recipe. Instead, I added pear molasses to the sugar which worked perfectly in acting as a leavening agent.
Light or dark brown sugar will work just fine.
Large eggs and extra egg yolk, don’t forget to save the extra whites to help the streusel stick to the cookie ball!
Vanilla for a more sweet aroma.
Coffee Cake Cookies on a Plate

Crumble Streusel Coatings

All you need are a few essential ingredients. Unsalted butter makes the streusel come together and makes it moist. All-purpose flour is the base. Light or dark brown sugar will work just fine. Ground cinnamon to add rich aromatics. Kosher or Sea salt to balance out the sweetness.

Two-Ingredient Icing

Milk, I like to use full-fat milk and powdered sugar.

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How to Make Coffee Cake Cookies

  • Whisk the wet ingredients together; melted butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Next, in a separate bowl, add all of the dry ingredients together; all-purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and give a stir to combine.
  • Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix and fold until well incorporated, place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make the streusel topping.

Second Make the Streusel Topping

  • Add all of the streusel ingredients into a bowl; butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Combine all of the ingredients together by pinching and tossing with your fingertips until clumps form. Set aside.

Third Create an Egg White froth

  • Do this by whisking 2 eggs together until nice and frothy.

Fourth Put it all Together and Bake

  • Grab the cookie dough from the fridge and form them into balls. I used a cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size and will finish cooking at the same time.
  • Dip the cookie dough ball into the eggs whites, then into the crumble. Roll and press the crumble onto the ball when needed. If the dough is too soft, place the dough back into the fridge until firm.
  • Finally, place the cookie dough ball onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. You may think that it’s too early to take them out but trust the process. As they cool, you’ll see the crinkly cookie magic happen right before your eyes.

Are you using a dark baking sheet?

Please note: if you have a dark baking pan, lower the heat to 325°F.

Always drizzle the icing once the cookies have cooled.

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Coffee Cake Cookies

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 8 min Total Time 18 mins Servings: 12 Best Season: Winter

Description

Sweet Coffee Cake Cookies with a simple drizzle of icing. Enjoy with your favorite hot beverage.

Ingredients

Coffee Cake Cookie Dough

Crumble Streusel

Other

Instructions

Make the Cookie Dough

  1. Whisk the wet ingredients together; melted butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.

  2. Next, put all of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, including all-purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda, and stir to combine.

  3. After that, add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix and fold until everything is thoroughly combined, then chill for 20 minutes. Make the streusel in the meantime.

Make the Streusel

  1. Add all of the streusel ingredients into a bowl; butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Combine all of the ingredients together by pinching and tossing with your fingertips until clumps form. Set aside. 

Putting it All Together

  1. Grab the cookie dough from the fridge and form them into balls. Use a cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size and will finish cooking at the same time.

  2. Dip the cookie dough ball into the whisked eggs whites, then into the crumble. Roll and press the crumble onto the ball where needed. If the dough is too soft, place the dough back into the fridge until firm.

  3. Finally, place the Streusel-covered cookie dough ball onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. You may think that it’s too early to take them out but trust the process. As they cool, you’ll see the crinkly cookie magic happen right before your eyes.

  4. Stir together the powdered sugar and milk until a drizzly icing is formed and drizzle over the cookies after they have cooled. Enjoy with your favorite hot beverage. 

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Ashley Altan

Ashley Altan is a Food Writer, Recipe Developer & Photographer for Crave-Worthy. When she's not whipping up recipes in her kitchen, she's exploring the rich, historical culture of Turkey and its cuisine.

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