These coffee cake cookies have a soft vanilla cinnamon cookies base with a cinnamon streusel on topping. These cookies are easy to make, require no chilling, and taste just like coffee cake!
If you're not familiar with coffee cake, it is a crumb cake usually flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla, and topped with a crumb streusel. I've taken these flavour combinations and textures to create this cake in cookie form.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE Coffee Cake COOKIES
Perfect texture. They have a chewy soft texture and topped with a crunchy streusel.
No dough chilling required. The recipe comes together quickly and the dough does not have to be chilled.
Tastes like coffee cake. With a cinnamon and vanilla flavoured cookie topped with a cinnamon streusel these cookies definitely have that amazing coffee cake flavour.
Step by Step Instructions
Start by preheating the oven to 350 F and lining baking trays with parchment paper.
In a large bowl or in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add in the egg and vanilla and mix till well incorporated.
In a separate large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix till combined.
Scoop 3 tbsp worth of dough into a ball and place on the baking trays 2 inches apart.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Add in the melted butter and mix till combined. It should form a crumbly streusel.
With each cookie dough ball, gently press down a tablespoon on the top centre of each cookie to form a hole.
Fill hole with streusel. You want them to be overflowing a little.
Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Let cookies fully cook on the baking sheet before moving.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES SPOONED AND LEVELLED FLOUR MEAN?
Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then scrape with a knife to level off the access. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour cause the flour to compress and getting more than the recipe calls for.
STORING THE COOKIES
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies stay good for up to four days if stored properly.
Why is there no coffee in the coffee cake cookies?
Just like in coffee cake there is no actual coffee in the cookies. Coffee cake is a cake with cinnamon and vanilla with a streusel topping that is usually served with coffee. Just like these cookies!
HOW TO GET PERFECTLY ROUND COOKIES
As soon as the baked cookies are pulled from the oven place a round cookie cutter (a little bit large than the cookies) around the cookies and gently swirl it around. This will give your cookie a round shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter you can use a glass or a jar lid.
CAN I MAKE THE COOKIES SMALLER?
No you can not. These cookies need to be larger to hold the streusel.
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Coffee Cake Cookies
- large mixing bowl
- baking sheets
- smaller mixing bowl
- 1 C salted butter at room temperature
- 1 C white sugar
- 1/3 C brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour *spooned and levelled
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 C all purpose flour
- 1/3 C brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 C salted butter melted
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 F and lining baking trays with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl or in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until light and fluffy.1 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar, 1/3 C brown sugar
- Add in the egg and vanilla and mix till well incorporated.1 large egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a separate large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix till combined.
- Scoop 3 tbsp worth of dough into a ball and place on the baking trays 2 inches apart.
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.1/2 C all purpose flour, 1/3 C brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon
- Add in the melted butter and mix till combined. It should form a crumbly streusel.1/4 C salted butter melted
- With each cookie dough ball, gently press down a tablespoon on the top centre of each cookie to form a hole.
- Fill hole with streusel. You want them to be overflowing a little.
- Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
- Let cookies fully cook on the baking sheet before moving.
Like two favourite treats in one bite.
These sound amazing
How may cookies does this make?
The recipe makes 15 cookies.
Taste good, cookies went totally flat
I'm sorry that happened. It could be that the butter was too warm or under creamed. It could also be the baking sheet. I find light metal colour works better. Dark metal pans tend to cook the cookies faster and can sometimes make them spread.
these were easy to make, ingredients i already had on hand. the house smelled amazing and these tasted just as good!! will make again and again!