Coffee Crumble Cookies Recipe

I made these cookies based off a recipe from work, which is a coffee soil. We crumble it up and sprinkle it on top of the butterscotch pudding.

I have always loved it; it is not too sweet, has a strong espresso taste and is in tasty little chunks.

Changing the ratio of a few ingredients and then adding a drizzle of melted chocolate make it the perfect little crumbly cookie.

So, about a week ago, I got an email from May van Millingen, an illustrater in England wanting to know if she could draw some of my photos for the blog.

So I checked out her website, and my immediate answer was yes!

Her style is exactly like something I’ve always wanted to draw for the blog, but I’ve never been able to actually do.

So once I took photos of the cookies and edited them just a bit, I sent a few off to her, not knowing how long it would be till I saw the end results.

Hoping it wouldn’t be too long because patience is not one of my strongest points. The next day, I got these three illustrations back.

I love how they came out!

My photos are dark and moody, and these illustrations are the perfect bright, whimsical counterparts.

So, this is the start of what I hope is more collaborations to come. Hopefully, some illustrated recipes, too!

For the past two weeks, I’ve been missing out on a lot of work to be on jury duty.

Yup, I actually got picked to be on the jury. Me, whose only knowledge of the law comes from seeing every episode of Law and order svu, many times over.

I have to go again tomorrow, and I’m just hoping it’s the last day.

Just sitting in a jury box for 8 hours is complete torture. I’m used to my job where I don’t sit down at any time and am always running around our big kitchen.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I just posted a photo of the beginning of a new dining table for me.

Two big slabs of eucalyptus from the ranch where my boyfriend’s mom lives at.

We are just sanding them down so the grain shows more, maybe throwing on a stain so it’s not so orange/red, and he’s going to build a metal frame for the legs.

It’s going to be awesome to take photos on. Can’t wait to post some more progress.

Delicious Coffee Crumble Cookies Recipe

If you’re a coffee lover looking for a sweet treat that combines the rich flavor of coffee with a crumbly, buttery topping, you’re in for a treat!

These cookies are perfect for a cozy afternoon snack or for sharing with friends over a cup of coffee. Let’s get started!


For the Cookie Dough:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules (adjust to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Crumble Topping:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules (adjust to taste)


1. Preheat the Oven:

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Prepare the Cookie Dough:

In a small bowl, dissolve the instant coffee granules in 1 tablespoon of hot water. Set this aside to cool.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

3. Cream the Butter and Sugars:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until the mixture becomes creamy and well combined.

4. Add Wet Ingredients:

Beat in the egg, followed by the vanilla extract and the dissolved coffee. Mix until the wet ingredients are fully incorporated.

5. Incorporate Dry Ingredients:

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a delicious cookie dough forms. Remember not to overmix.

6. Make the Crumble Topping:

In a small bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, cold cubed butter, and instant coffee granules. Use a fork or your fingers to blend the ingredients until they form a crumbly mixture.

7. Shape the Cookies:

Roll about a tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.

8. Add the Crumble Topping:

Gently press down on each cookie ball with your palm to flatten it slightly.

Sprinkle a generous amount of the crumble topping onto each cookie, pressing it down lightly into the dough.

9. Bake:

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies turn a beautiful golden brown.

10. Cool and Enjoy:

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Congratulations! You’ve just created a batch of mouthwatering coffee crumble cookies that are sure to impress.

These cookies are the perfect blend of coffee goodness and sweet, crumbly delight. Enjoy them with a steaming cup of coffee or your favorite beverage for the ultimate treat.

Share them with friends and family, or savor them all to yourself – either way, they’re bound to become a favorite in your cookie repertoire. Happy baking!

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