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Vanilla Latte Cookies With Coffee Icing

Elizabeth Kaiser
Soft and chewy, and oh so flavorful. These cookies are flavored with coffee, vanilla extract and topped with a light coffee icing for that delicious vanilla latte flavor. Vanilla latte cookies are easy to make and taste absolutely delicious with a hot cup of coffee.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Coffee Icing

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons coffee strong and fresh


  • Combine the room temperature butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer or a large bowl. Cream together til light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and espresso powder. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing just til fully incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all of the other cookie ingredients. Add to the butter mixture and mix on low just until combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour before baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Form the dough into 1 inch balls and place onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or just until the tops are lightly golden.
  • While the cookies are cooling a bit, mix together your icing ingredients making sure there are no clumps of powdered sugar left. Dip the cookie tops into the icing and let set on wire racks til the icing is set.


  • Don't Over Mix the Eggs, over beating eggs will make your cookies fall flat.
  • Make Sure The Butter is not Warm, softened butter should still be cool to the touch.
  • Don't Under Bake or Over Bake. Take the cookies out as soon as the tops are a very light golden brown.
  • To Make the Dough in Advance, form it onto 1 inch balls and freeze for 1 hour on a baking sheet. Then store the balls in a freezer bag til you are ready to bake them. Thaw the dough completely before baking.
  • These cookies can be enjoyed without icing as well.
To Store:
  • Keep in an airtight container or zip lock bag for up to a week or in the freezer, un iced, for up to 3 months.
Keyword coffee, cookies, from scratch, homemade, latte, vanilla