Crispy Coffee Cookies Recipe

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I created this recipe because I wanted an easy-to-make cookie that folks can't resist. These tempting treats have a hint of coffee flavor and aren't overly sweet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 118 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine sugar and oil. Dissolve coffee in water; add to sugar mixture and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the sugar mixture.
  2. Roll into 3/4-in. balls, then roll in additional sugar. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets; flatten with a fork. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Crispy Coffee Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p47

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"I deliberately tweaked this recipe and used 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening, rather than oil. I also used these 2 Coffee-in-3 packets with 2 Tbsp. hot water as I hadn't any instant coffee granules available. I also used 1 tsp. mint extract and used 1/2 packed brown & 1/2 granulated sugar. I used 1 tsp. salt, rather than 3/4 tsp. salt. I kept the amount of flour and baking powder the same and folded in 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips. I baked cookies 7 to 8 minutes @ 400 o F. which worked out much better for me. I got 4 to 4-1/2 dozen cookies. I'd rolled the dough balls in sugar and flattened dough with my hand.

I found it worked best to immediately remove cookies from my baking sheets-otherwise they harden and are difficult to remove! delowenstein"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"It was absolutely awful. Not worth making. I don't want to give it any stars but it won't let me submit my review without rating it so I gave it one."

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