coffee-spiced oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

by Cait on November 12, 2012

Well this is a good way to kick off a Monday, no?

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I’ve had THE biggest craving for cookies lately.

I don’t know if it’s the impending holidays or the fact that I just haven’t baked cookies in a while, but whatever the force, it was compelling and cookies needed to be made.

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And so they were.

They have all the good stuff.


Chocolate chips.

And Baker’s Brew coffee spice.

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Yes.  You read that right.



Best thing ever?  I think so.

I used Jessica’s recipe as the base and rather than adding cinnamon, I added this amazing coffee spice…out of which were born:

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Coffee-Spiced Whole Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (source with a few slight tweaks)

Makes 15-20 cookies


  • 1/2 cup earth balance, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baker’s brew coffee spice
  • 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips
  • optional: 1- 2 tablespoons milk, if dough is crumbly


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat earth balance and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon with the mixer on medium speed. Beat in oats. Mix until dough comes together. Add in 1 tablespoon milk if the dough is crumbly. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove dough from fridge and roll into big 1 1/2 inch balls. Set on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.

I recommend serving with a large glass of milk.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren November 12, 2012

These sounds awesome! I am not the biggest chocolate chip cookie fan (crazy I know) but I do love love love Oatmeal cookies! And I’m slightly addicted to coffee so these fit me well. :)


Cait November 13, 2012

Oh my gosh that is crazy! Haha. But these would totally be delicious without the chocolate chips and just the coffee spice! :)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 12, 2012

It always amazes me what a little coffe can do for a dessert. The first time I learned to add it to chocolate cake it changed my life. These cookies look fabulous!


Cait November 13, 2012

Seriously…it’s unbelievable! And thank ya lady :)


Katie November 12, 2012

Um, I need to get my hands on thus spice. These look incredible!


Cait November 13, 2012

It’s seriously the best! Made for people like you and me :)


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 13, 2012



Cait November 13, 2012
Steph November 13, 2012

These look amazing! Recently started following your blog and LOVE your recipes and philosophy toward food.


Cait November 13, 2012

Aw thanks! I’m so happy to hear it :)


Life's a Bowl November 13, 2012

These look delicious! You’ve always got the sweetest sweet treats :)

P.S. Somewhat of a silly question [but I'm not the best baker]- are baking soda and baking powder interchangeable?!


Cait November 13, 2012

Not silly at all! I actually didn’t understand the difference until I took my Food Composition class. They’re not the same. Baking Powder is baking soda + acid. The acid is what activates the baking soda. So if you’re just using baking soda, you should always make sure the recipe has an acid of some sort – buttermilk, lemon juice, etc. Hope that helps :)


Life's a Bowl November 15, 2012

Awesome!!! Thanks so much :)


Cait November 15, 2012

Of course! :)


kimarie November 19, 2012

If you can’t find coffee spice could you substitute with espresso or coffee grounds? Is there a suitable alternative?


Cait November 21, 2012

I’m sure instant coffee/espresso would work but there are a couple more things in the spice. Here are the ingredients:


Brittany November 22, 2012

These look delish!!


Cait November 22, 2012

Thanks Brittany! They definitely were!


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