Kirbie's Cravings

Cinnamon Cappuccino Cookies

These cinnamon cappuccino cookies are similar to a classic snickerdoodle but are flavored with coffee and cinnamon. The cookies have crispy edges and chewy centers and have the perfect amount of sweetness.

close-up photo of Cinnamon Cappuccino cookies

These chewy cookies remind me so much of snickerdoodles but are even better with the addition of coffee. When I eat regular snickerdoodles, I sometimes feel sick after a few because it’s just so much cinnamon!  But with the added bitterness of the coffee, it stops the cinnamon from being overwhelming.


photo of a stack of Cinnamon Cappuccino cookies

How to Make the Cookie Dough

  • Like I mentioned, the dough is very similar to a snickerdoodle dough. You start by creaming together butter, sugar and eggs until the mixture is smooth.
  • For the coffee flavor, the original recipe calls for coffee powder. I used some instant coffee I had on hand which I added directly to the butter and sugar mixture (you don’t have to brew it first). The instant coffee works really well in this recipe.
  • Next, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones a little at a time until combined.
  • Chill the dough for five minutes in the refrigerator. This will make it easier to handle the dough when you form it into balls.
  • While the dough is chilling, make the cinnamon-sugar mixture that you will roll the dough balls in. The original recipe does not specify the amounts you need for the sugar and cinnamon so I measured the same amount I used in my soft and chewy snickerdoodles.
  • To form the cookie dough balls, scoop enough dough to form a 1” ball and roll the dough balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

photo of the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

  • Space the dough balls approximately 2” apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You should have enough dough to make 30 cookies so you will need a couple of baking sheets.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until the centers are set.

photo of baked cookies on a baking sheet

  • Cool the cookies for a few minutes on the pan before transferring to a baking rack to cool completely.

Storing Homemade Cookies

  • One thing I love about these kinds of cookies is that you can freeze them after they’ve been baked. Just be sure to cool them completely and then place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Transfer the cookie sheet to the freezer and once the cookies are frozen you can store them in a freezer bag and they will keep for several months.
  • The cookies will also keep for a few days stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

overhead photo of a stack of cookies on a plate

These cinnamon cappuccino cookies come out of the oven with crispy edges and soft chewy centers. They’re perfect with a cup of coffee or glass of milk!

You might like to try my pumpkin snickerdoodles, too!

Cinnamon Cappuccino Cookies

Servings: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are similar to snickerdoodles, but are flavored with coffee and cinnamon.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee/powder coffee
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar for coating
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon for coating


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream together sugar, butter, and eggs in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the coffee and stir to combine.
  • Combine remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture gradually. Chill dough for 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Scoop out 1-inch balls of dough and roll them in cinnamon and sugar; place on chilled cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until centers are set.


Recipe slightly adapted from A Kiss and a Cupcake

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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