cappuccino crinkle cookies

It’s Monday! Grab some coffee and let’s be awesome!

cappuccino crinkle cookies |

Are you with me? Do you need a cup of coffee to start your day? I don’t know when it happened. While I was once a social coffee drinker, I can no longer function without that morning cup. I mean…maybe I could but why torture anyone (mostly the people I love in my life) by testing that theory out. Pour the coffee and keep it coming…please 🙂

cappuccino crinkle cookies |

I stumbled upon this recipe for these cappuccino crinkle cookies a few years ago and when the two loves of your life (chocolate and coffee) join together to form a perfect, bite-size morsel of happiness, it was sure to be a recipe of success.

cappuccino crinkle cookies |

It may be a little too soon to make the comparison but since we actually got some of the white stuff here in Toronto this weekend, I’m going to go out on a limb. Don’t the cookies in my photos look like they have a little glisten of snow on them?

cappuccino crinkle cookies |

These cappuccino crinkle cookies are rich in chocolate but surprisingly not overly sweet as the chocolate flavor comes from unsweetened cocoa powder and the espresso adds just the right amount of bitterness for balance. The ingredients come together beautifully and shaping the balls and then rolling them in the sugar can be quite therapeutic given the right musical playlist in the background. It could be Christmas tunes…no judgements here.

cappuccino crinkle cookies |

I find it best to allow these cookies to cool completely before serving. They’ll store well in a sealed container for about a week or frozen for even longer.

So in the midst of all the pumpkin and candy corn recipes flying around this time of year…though you could totally roll these in orange-coloured sugar or drop a piece of candy corn in the center…what was I saying? Right…

That’s all for today. May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short!

enjoy | liz | xo

cappuccino crinkle coookies
Yields 32
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
23 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
23 min
  1. 1/3 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  5. 1 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  7. 2 egg whites
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  10. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  11. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the brown sugar, cocoa powder, espresso granules, baking soda, and cinnamon and starting slowly, beat until combined. Scrape the sides occasionally.
  4. Beat in the egg whites, vanilla and yogurt until combined. Add the flour in one-third at a time, mixing it together slowly and finishing off any remaining mixing using a wooden spoon.
  5. Place granulated sugar in a small bowl or plate. Take approx. 2 tbsp of dough and roll it into a ball. Place the dough in the sugar and roll until completely covered.
  6. Place balls two inches apart on a silpat-lined cookie sheet. Gently press down using a fork to encourage the "crinkle". Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Let cool for 5 minutes on sheet, then transfer cookies to wire racks to fully cool.
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

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One thought on “cappuccino crinkle cookies

  1. Sammie says:

    You’ve had snow already! That’s it I’m packing my bags and we’re all flying out! Snow and cookies. Yep all 5 of us are moving in, I’m sure hubby can commute or something 😉. These cookies will always be associated with snow – something I love and dream about (snow and cookies) as we don’t always get a good dusting, here in the Southeast of England. These cookies look so pretty with their crackles. Imagine me baking them for all the children in our street, to eat with their mugs of hot chocolate, as they pit stop at our front door. They all usually clear drives, build snowmen and have a massive snowball fight – it’s been 5 years since that last happened! Sorry I shall have to stay here, make these cookies, I’m guessing I might need practice 😉 and pray for snow. Sammie xox

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