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Adorable Coffee Bean Cookies

Recently I was in the mood to make some super aesthetic cookies, and these adorable coffee bean cookies were just what I needed! They make perfect gifts and would look super cute in a clear cookie jar on a coffee bar!

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It’s an unconventional dough, but it creates a delicate and smooth cookie that holds its shape while still rising. I made them small and bite-sized and it was hard to not inhale them all at once.

In college my friend started a podcast where she would interview people and ask them about their coffee journey. Almost 2/3 of American adults drink coffee every day. That’s a pretty crazy statistic given that it doesn’t even include people like me who only drink coffee a couple times a month. Coffee plays a big part in a lot of peoples’ lives without us really noticing. I loved my friend’s podcast because it shed more light on how the same simple drink plays a different role in each of our lives.

These cookies are almost a symbol of the role coffee plays in my life. Don’t laugh, this is about to get just a little cheesy. Like these cookies, coffee to me means an occasional special treat combined with a perfect aesthetic and just the right amount of sweetness!

Adorable Coffee Bean Cookie Recipe

Adorable Coffee Bean Cookies

Course Dessert


  • 1 cup Cake Flour
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Instant Coffee or strongly brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1/3 cup Softened Butter
  • 1 Egg Yolk


  • Begin by preparing your coffee. Heat the 2 tbsp of water in the microwave or a kettle. In a small bowl mix the instant coffee into the heated water until dissolved. Place coffee in the fridge to bring the temperature down quickly until step three. If you want a milder coffee flavor, use less instant coffee.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, cube your softened butter and cream together with powdered sugar until creamy. I recommend using a rubber spatula for this to help get a good cohesive texture.
  • Add egg yolk and cooled instant coffee to the butter sugar mixture and whisk until smooth.
  • Use a sifter or very fine mesh to pour the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients. This extra step of using a sifter ensures that there are no large chunks that will affect the finished texture. Whisk the dry and wet ingredients together.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 25 minutes.
  • Scoop 1 tsp amounts out of the chilled dough bowl and place on a cookie sheet. This is a great time to use a silicone mat because you don’t want these cookies sticking to your pan, it will detract a little from their perfect aesthetic.
  • Roll each dough ball into a bean shape. I found it easiest to squish a tsp amount of dough between my palms to warm it up just enough to form a ball between my palms and then perfect the shape with your finger tips. Create the coffee bean center indent by gently pressing into the cookie. You can use anything from the back of a knife to a toothpick for this indent.
  • Place the cookie sheet of bean shaped dough balls in the freezer for 20 minutes and preheat your oven to 340F.
  • Bake your adorable coffee bean cookies for 13 minutes and cool before serving.

Check It Out

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These coffee bean cookies are super cute for a gathering. But when preparing dessert for a gathering it’s important to remember to bring something that fits with everyone’s diets. These gluten free Keto friendly cookies might be a good option.

The Keto diet encourages less carb intake, and we all know that homemade cookies are typically full of carbs. These Nunbelievable Keto-friendly cookies only have 1 or 2 net carbs per serving, which is pretty impressive.

If you’re making these adorable coffee bean cookies and thinking about a friend or family member who might like one of these gluten free Keto-friendly goodies, check them out here!

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