Coffee Snickerdoodles

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

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Snickerdoodles have been a long-time favorite of mine. Something about the chewy, cinnamon-sugary flavor gets me every single time and I cannot get enough.

I have fond memories of enjoying many of these throughout my childhood with a cold glass of milk. They were an often available dessert and always a welcome surprise in my lunch box.

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

And now here I am. A grown woman who still loves Snickerdoodles, though I can’t say the same about milk. I don’t often drink it unless it’s with Oreos and on the rare occasion that I eat cereal.

But I am happy to trade milk for coffee. Call it a perk of being an adult. I mean, although Adulting comes with freedom, it also comes with lame things like paying bills and being responsible. So I think we kind of deserve coffee, right?

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

I personally enjoy a single cup each morning. Preferably hazelnut with cream and way too much sugar. It’s comfort in a cup and it warms me and wakes me up.

So one day, over my morning coffee, I was pondering life and the fact that it’s been way too long since I’ve enjoyed one of those delicious Snickerdoodles. And I got to thinking. Wouldn’t it be lovely if Snickerdoodles got a little adult twist?

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

And since I couldn’t bring myself to add wine to my Snickerdoodles (I know guys. I love wine too but I gotta draw the line somewhere!) coffee seemed like an excellent addition. Boy was I right! They have that deliciously spicy-sweet flavor from the cinnamon and sugar but with zing of the coffee to give it a more sophisticated flavor.

I opted for instant coffee because it seemed a little easier to control. Feel free to tinker with the amount that you use. The people who tasted mine gave a wide range of opinions based on how strong they like their coffee flavor. Two tablespoons was just the right amount for me.

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

I went with decaffeinated instant coffee. I love me a little caffeine here and there but as a nursing mama with a toddler who loves to sample my creations, I felt it best keep these sans caffeine. If you’d prefer to have more of a jolt in yours, by all means have at it and go regular coffee crazy!

For the record, A loved these too! Make them for the holidays! They’d be awesome on any dessert table and would be excellent as a hostess gift or at a cookie exchange. Or you can be like and make them just because Adulting is hard and you deserve it!

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

Need some other cookie recipes? Have at ’em:

Neapolitan Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies

Pecan Tarts

Chocolate Crinkles

Sour Cream Cookies

Coffee Snickerdoodles

This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 tsp. of sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp. of cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 Tbsp. of instant coffee (this is subtle- if you like a stronger coffee flavor add another Tbsp.)
  • 2 tsp. of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line your pans with parchment (this is optional- I prefer the easy clean up).
  2. Mix your butter, 1 1/2 cups of sugar and eggs well.
  3. In a separate bowl blend your flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and instant coffee. Add these to your butter mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Put your 2 tsp. of sugar and your cinnamon in a small bowl and mix them well.
  5. Roll your dough into 1 inch balls and roll them in the bowl of cinnamon and sugar until they're lightly coated.
  6. Bake on an ungreased pan for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Cool and enjoy!
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This Coffee Snickerdoodle recipe is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Snickerdoodle cookies. Soft and chewy with the spicy-sweet flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the zing of coffee, these are a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter and simple enough to make without needing a special occasion!

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11 Comments

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    Dahn @savor the bests
    October 31, 2016 at 12:12 pm This is a great twist on a traditional snickerdoodle, I'm going to have to give this a try. Coffee would compliment this very well, great idea.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      November 2, 2016 at 4:22 pm Thank you- I hope you enjoy!
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    Beth (OMG! Yummy)
    October 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm I love this switch to the recipe - my son just made traditional snickerdoodles and I forgot just how comforting eating a snickerdoodle can be. But if I can get a little caffeine pick me up and flavor with it - well I am all in!
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      Jessy
      November 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm I'm with you on the caffeine perk up! Enjoy!
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      Jessy
      November 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm I'm with you on the caffeine perk up! Enjoy!
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    Sharon
    October 31, 2016 at 8:27 pm Omggg I love your unique take on the snickerdoodle! I am obsessed with desserts with coffee in them! And heck, even just coffee by itself. I cannot wait to make these! And you're so right...coffee is just a great perk of being an adult. So is drinking before noon but we won't spend too much time on that one... Sharon recently posted...Cranberry Cookies with White Chocolate DrizzleMy Profile
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      Jessy
      November 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm Thank you! Me too- coffee makes everything better! And between you and I I'm all for that other perk!
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    The Food Hunter
    November 1, 2016 at 11:02 am I love the idea of these...Pinning so I can make them soon.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      November 2, 2016 at 4:19 pm Thank you- I hope you love them!
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    Kate
    November 1, 2016 at 11:03 am I need to try snickerdoodles! Especially these coffee ones.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      November 2, 2016 at 4:19 pm I hope you enjoy them!

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