Coffee Bean Cookies without Baking Soda

Coffer Bean Cookies - pigoutyvr

You don’t need milk or baking soda for this Coffee Bean Cookies recipe. It tastes as delicious as it looks. It has a subtle sweetness, which pairs well with a cup of hot coffee. More importantly, these cookies are bite-sized, and they are perfect for afternoon tea snacks.

Coffer Bean Cookies - pigoutyvr

I lower the amount of icing sugar I used in the recipe, which makes the cookies less sweet and has a stronger coffee flavor. If you prefer enjoying it with black coffee, you can use the original amount – 70g of icing sugar.

Coffer Bean Cookies - pigoutyvr
Coffee Bean Cookies - pigoutyvr
Coffee Bean Cookies
Coffer Bean Cookies - pigoutyvr

Coffee Bean Cookies (no Baking Soda)

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Freezing Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 36 pieces


  • Silicone Spatula
  • Hand Mixer
  • Sieve
  • Oven
  • Freezer


  • 120 g all-purpose flour
  • 12 g cocoa powder
  • 25 g corn starch
  • 5 g instant coffee powder
  • 8 g hot water
  • 75 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 65 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk


  • In a large bowl, whisk the softened unsalted butter until creamy.
  • Add the icing sugar into the butter and whisk until combined with no lumps.
  • Add the egg yolk into the mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Mix the instant coffee powder and hot water until combined. Add into the yolk mixture and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and corn starch.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the batter gradually – one-third at a time. Mix until it forms a soft dough.
  • Separate the dough into balls of 8g each. Shape them into an oval shape.
  • Carefully use the back of a butter knife or toothpick to press a middle line on each dough.
  • Place them on parchment paper and in a container with a lid. Put them into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven at 170 °C or 325 °F.
  • Transfer the coffee bean cookies on to a baking sheet with parchment paper carefully. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • Carefully place the cookies into the cooling rack. Ready to serve.
Keyword Coffee, Coffee Bean, Cookies
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Reference: Joconde’s Baking

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  2. So cuteee.. I did try it and am waiting for coming out!

    1. Ohhhh how did you like it?

  3. I hope the kids can’t reach the cookie jar or you guys are going to suffer! Great photos!

    1. Haha they are gone faster than I imagined ? and thank you so much!!

  4. Is it possible to just replace the all purpose flour and cornstarch with cake flour?

  5. Is it possible to replace the all-purpose flour and cornstarch with cake flour?

    1. Hi Chloe, unfortunately I have never tried before as the texture might change with the addition of corn starch. Cuz usually ppl add corn starch to make the cookies softer and moister, but this coffee bean cookies are crispy outside, soft inside. I recommend to try doing half a batch using first 1:1 substitution on cake flour and see how it goes ?? sorry didn’t help much, but let me know if you have more questions.

      1. Okay, thanks for your reply anyway! ?

  6. SO cute! I love it and I did it last Sunday. It already makes my days

    1. Thank you so much Kenny! I am so glad that you enjoyed them!

  7. I have already made it perfectly. So cute! This times it came out so great.

    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad that you enjoyed them ?

  8. Thank you so much! I am so glad that you enjoyed them ?

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