Coffee Bean Cookie Recipe

Real bean and cookie bean cookie

I’ve seen coffee bean cookie recipes on YouTube and on the net for some time now. I thought they are too cute (aren’t they?!) and always wanted to try making some. The recipe below is based on BakeAlish’s recipe, with a few tweaks to suit my taste better. 

Freshly baked coffee bean cookies


  • 3-5 grams instant coffee powder / freeze-dried coffee (Personally, I find 5 grams too strong, so I use less than that. But adjust to your preference accordingly.)
  • 10 ml hot water
  • 130 grams plain flour
  • 12 grams cocoa powder
  • 45 grams cornstarch
  • 80 grams unsalted butter
  • 70 grams icing sugar
  • 20 grams white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine the hot water and coffee together. Mix until coffee is dissolved, and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Mix well and set aside
  3. In a bigger bowl, add the butter, icing sugar, and white sugar. Beat until smooth. 
  4. Add the egg yolk in the butter mixture and continue beating. Add the coffee mixture and vanilla to it and beat.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and fold until you form a smooth dough.
  6. Cling wrap the bowl and refrigerate for 30 mins.
  7. Pre-heat the oven at 175 ℃. 
  8. In a baking tray lined with baking paper, take a tablespoon of the dough and form into oblongs. Make a shallow cut in the middle using a knife (see photo below).
  9. Place the cookies back in the fridge (or freezer) for 5 minutes.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until top is set. Remove from the oven and let it rest in the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Let the cookies finish cooling in a wire rack.

Enjoy your coffee fix!

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