Coffee Cake Cookies Recipe

I eat cookies, cake, pie, you name it, for breakfast all the time. With a cup of coffee, you just can’t go wrong. When I saw this recipe from, I got so excited! I love coffee cake, and it’s much easier to serve/eat in cookie form. And, holy cow, are they delicious. These need to leave my house, and fast, or I will eat them all. So, come on over if you know where I live 🙂 Here is how to make them…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

For the crumb topping:

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

For the cookie dough:

10 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

To make the crumb topping: Yes, you make the crumb topping first.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Note: This makes a ton of crumb topping. I had some left over and plan on making something else with it.


In a medium sized bowl, add all the crumb topping ingredients and mix with either a fork or pastry cutter until well combined and crumbly. Put in refrigerator while you make the cookie dough.

To make the cookie dough:

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder and set aside.

In another large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter, oil and both sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture and beat until everything is incorporated and the dough is formed.

With a spoon, scoop about 3 tablespoons of rounded cookie dough and place on lined cookie sheet. Make an indentation in the center of each cookie (I used the back of a tablespoon).

Get crumb topping from fridge. Scoop at least 1 tablespoon of the topping and place in the center of each cookie, pressing lightly to stick.

Bake cookies for about 9-10 minutes, until edges start to brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar if you desire. I desired. Enjoy!

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