Very Authentic Looking Coffee Bean Cookies!

I have been wanting to try out this recipe for the longest time. Firstly because the recipe looked friendly and easy; secondly because the cookies looked so interesting and convincing. A coffee bean cookie. Coffee beans. What else can I ask for but a cookie that tastes and looks like my favourite beverage?

A more accurate way to describe this cookie is a mocha cookie because it tastes like mocha. So it’s a mocha coffee bean cookie after all. But I guess as long as it’s a cookie, it can be named in any way because it just has to be delicious. And as long as it fills my kitchen with a nice fragrance that smells like home.

I can’t wait to bake more of this cookie.


  • Milk: 2 tsp
  • Instant coffee powder: 1 tbsp
  • Unsalted butter: 1/3 cup
  • Powdered sugar: 7 tbsp
  • Egg yolk: 1
  • Cake flour: 1 cup
  • Corn starch: 3 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder: 2 tbsp


  1. Microwave milk with instant coffee powder for 20 seconds. Stir till powder is dissolved.
  2. Hand whisk butter till creamy. Add in powdered sugar and continue whisking till combined.
  3. Add in coffee mixture. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add in egg yolk. Whisk to combine into a soft paste. Remove hand whisk and use a spatula to bring mixture together.
  5. Sift cake flour, corn starch & cocoa powder into butter mixture. Using a spatula, combine mixture till a smooth dough forms.
  6. Cut dough into four quarters. Using one quarter, roll into a log about 1cm in diameter.
  7. Use a spatula to cut the log into 1″ cubes (about 1 tsp). Use the palms to roll into an oval shape (shape of a coffee bean) and place on non-stick baking paper in a tray.
  8. Press the middle of the coffee beans with a toothpick to form the indentation.
  9. Chill in fridge for 1 hr.
  10. Preheat oven at 160 degrees Celsius. Bake coffee beans for 14 min till set.
  11. Remove and leave to cool for 15min before serving.


  • The dough prior to the baking looks really like coffee bean, and they look really nice and glossy once you are done with the rolling and molding. The finished product looks a lighter brown than the dough itself, but still golden and nice nevertheless!

  • This recipe is really easy to follow, almost impossible to get the cookies wrong as long as you follow through step by step. Am thinking of trying this out with the boy when I have time, he will definitely love doing it by himself!

40 – 45 small beans

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