Coffee Cake Cookies


Raise your hand if you love coffee cake! I know it may seem a little old-fashioned, something grandma would serve, but I don’t care, I can’t get enough of it. It’s one of my favorite sweet goodies. But I will agree that coffee cake or muffins can be a little boring, so when one of my favorite baking mix brands, Krusteaz asked me to “Seize the What If” and create a recipe that inspires other home chefs to bake outside the box, I jumped at the opportunity,

So I took my favorite mix Krusteaz makes, the crumb cake, and made this cute little coffee cake cookies.


I made these in the same way you would make cake mix cookies. I just decreased the amount of liquid until the batter was much thicker. Then I scooped the batter on the cookie sheet and baked them.

To get the cookies to hold the best part of a coffee cake, the crumb, I used the back of my cookie scoop to make a well in the cookie to hold all that delicious crumb. Then I piled on the sweet, cinnamon goodness.


These cookies bake up in just minutes and are perfect to serve guests with tea of coffee.

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Coffee Cake Cookies

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1 package Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake and Muffin Mix
1 egg
5 tablespoons vegetable oil


Heat oven to 350°

Combine cake mix, egg and oil in a large bowl. Mix well to combine. Batter will be very thick, you may have to use your hands to get all the dry and wet incorporated.
Spoon batter by the tablespoon onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Use the back of the spoon or cookie scoop to make a well in the batter.
Spoon crumb topping high on each cookie.
Bake at 350° for 10 - 12 minutes, or until cookie is set.

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  8 Responses to “Coffee Cake Cookies”

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 19, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    What a genius idea for a cookie! I love it! And that crumbly topping? I’m sold!

  2. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 19, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    Love coffee cake! These cookies are so cute!

  3. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — September 19, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    I’m raising my hand high. I LOVE coffee cake! What a great twist for a cookie!

  4. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 26, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    I love coffee cake too! What a fun way to convert it into cookies! Yum! 🙂

  5. Gloria // Simply Gloria — September 26, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    I love how easy these are! Coffee cake has been in my brain this week. … and this creativeness of yours is definitely going on the grocery list today! Pics look lovely, btw. (=

  6. Laura — September 26, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I love coffee cake but I think I might start to like the cookie version better! Great idea 🙂

  7. Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — October 9, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    I’m a lover of all things coffee cake… and these look right up my alley!

  8. GreenTea — August 1, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

    Did these liquify for anyone else? I used the same mix as you did (I stock up on this brand as they’re a steal during the ‘after-Passover’ sales!!) I put them in the oven and they came out bubbling 🙁 The topping was done fine, it seemed to be the batter that turned a sticky, bubbling, light molasses color. Not baked, just liquified? Any tips? I bake quick breads and cookies for the mechanics down the street so I’m pretty sure it’s not the oven and nobody is expired or even close. It was 78 F outside, perhaps I should try again on a cooler day?

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