Latte Joy Espresso Cookies

LAST UPDATED: May 19, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 10, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Espresso Cookies are a classic buttery shortbread cookie with a buttery crunch and rich espresso flavor made with staple ingredients and espresso powder. Latte Cookies easy to make and make a beautiful gift for the holidays.

stack of espresso cookies

I’m excited to bring you new Christmas cookie recipes.

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So far I’ve shared these easy Christmas cookie recipes:

Do you love Christmas cookies as much as we do? You’ve got to try my chocolate chip pecan snowball cookies! It’s a classic, timeless cookie recipe with a delicious chocolate twist. 

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This year I’m sharing another very giftable Christmas cookie recipe – Espresso Cookies! Espresso Cookies are beautiful cutout cookies with rich espresso flavor and a nice buttery crunch.

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Espresso Cookies or Latte Cookies are incredibly delicious and easy to make. They’re a twist on traditional shortbread cookies made with staple ingredients – butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, salt and of course, espresso powder!

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Espresso Cookie Ingredients

  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, your preference. Softened. You can get my tips to soften butter here.
  • Sugar – White granulated.
  • Vanilla Extract – Adds a hint of flavor.
  • All Purpose Flour – No need to sift.
  • Espresso Powder – The main ingeredient that offers flavor and beautiful specks. I use this espresso powder because it blends so seamlessly into recipes, but if you’re in a pinch with something easy to find in your grocery store, this espresso powder will do, too!
  • Salt – Salt brings out all the other flavors in baked goods.
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How to Make Espresso Cookies

  1. Prep – Preheat oven.
  2. Combine Sugars and Butters – In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine sugar, butter and vanilla.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients – Add flour, salt and espresso powdered until combined.
  4. Make Dough Discs – Shape dough into a disc, wrap and refrigerate.
  5. Roll and Cut – On a floured surface, oll out dough and cut into shapes.
  6. Bake.
  7. Fill – Allow to cool and add the optional espresso cream filling for an extra indulgent treat. It’s so good I could eat it by the spoonful! The espresso cream filling is made with water, espresso powder, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
cookies with espresso

Tips

Store

  • At Room Temperature – Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.
  • Freeze – Store in an airtight container or freezer bag, unfilled, up to 3 months.

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christmas cookie gift

How to Gift Latte Cookies

I used a traditional scallop cookie cutter, but you can make a variety of shapes using a coffee mug cookie cutter, travel coffee cup cookie cutter or traditional Christmas shapes.

latte cookies with gift tags
christmas cookies with gift tag

I have created free printable gift tags that say “Wishing you a latte joy” and “Sending you a latte love”. You can get them right here!

latte gift tags

They stack beautifully and are easy to package in cellophane bags tied with a beautiful ribbon.

stacked espresso cookies wrapped
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cookies gift wrapped

If you love latte a latte, you’ll also love this easy Latte Bread. You can make 6 giftable latte loaves in just 5 minutes hands on time.

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printable gift tags

Wishing you a latte joy this holiday season.

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Espresso Cookies

Julie Blanner
Espresso Cookies are a classic buttery shortbread cookie with a buttery crunch and rich espresso flavor made with staple ingredients and espresso powder. Latte Cookies easy to make and make a beautiful gift for the holidays.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

Optional Espresso Cream Filling

  • 2 tablespoons hot tap water
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder heaping
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Combine sugar, butter and vanilla.
  • Add flour, espresso powder and salt and mix until combined.
  • On floured plastic wrap, press into a disc shape (like a thick plate) wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • On floured parchment paper, roll dough to 1/4″ thick.
  • Cut dough into shapes and peel excess dough dough away. Transfer parchment paper filled with cutouts on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes (based on a 3″ cookie).

Notes

Variations

Cream FilledCombine cream filling ingredients. Spread onto cooled cooking and top with another cookie.

Tips

  • Cutouts – Use various cookie cutters to create unique shapes. Larger cutouts will require additional baking time while time will need to be reduced for smaller cutouts.

To Store

  • At Room Temperature – Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.
  • Freeze – Store in an airtight container or freezer bag, unfilled, up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories:160kcalCarbohydrates:18gProtein:1gFat:10gSaturated Fat:6gCholesterol:25mgSodium:97mgPotassium:25mgFiber:1gSugar:10gVitamin A:295IUCalcium:5mgIron:1mg
Keywords espresso cookies, latte cookies
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