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No-Bake Espresso Cookies Recipe

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Making no-bake cookies is no easy feat; after all, baking makes cookie dough firm and the cookies crackly. Finding your way around baking and ending up with nice cookies is undoubtedly a challenge, but that’s why we’ve put together the recipe below.

And if we’re already making no-bake cookies, why not make them delicious? And delicious for me means espresso. Who doesn’t like cookies with their coffee? Better yet, let’s make coffee-flavored cookies!

So let’s get to it and make some fabulous no-bake espresso cookies!

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How to make espresso cookies?

To make no-bake cookies, you need something that will give them substance and firmness, and quick-cooking oats have proven time and again to be the best alternative. And since oats have no flavor, they let other ingredients shine through. In this case, freshly brewed espresso, espresso powder and cocoa powder.

Of course, we’ll need sugar, too, and butter will help bring everything together. A splash of milk will give the cookie dough necessary moisture, but other than that, you only need seven ingredients to make these intensely flavorful and crackly cookies.

To make the cookies, we’re heating the milk and dissolving the butter and sugar. Here, we’re adding the first coffee layer with the espresso shot.

We’ll combine the dry ingredients, meaning the oatmeal, cocoa powder and espresso powder, in a separate bowl and ultimately combine them with the warm milk mixture. This will create a paste not dissimilar to a grainy cookie dough.

Scoop the dough with a spoon over a baking tray and refrigerate these beauties for a while.
Congratulations. You’ve got yourself a tasty batch of cookies! And you were never even near the oven.

When to make espresso cookies?

These cookies are wonderful gifts, but they’re also awesome crave-quenchers and grab-and-go snacks.

And since they’re high in fiber and are relatively healthy, you can take them to the gym. Share these espresso cookies with your workout buddies or with friends and family for extra smiles! 🙂

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Serving Size16
  • Energy156 cal




Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.


In a saucepan, heat the milk and add in the butter, sugar and espresso. Stir until dissolved, bring to a boil and simmer for five minutes.


In a large mixing bowl, combine the oatmeal, cocoa powder and espresso powder. Once thoroughly mixed, pour in the warm milk mixture and stir until thick. Add more oats to increase the consistency if needed.


Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spoon the cookies without overcrowding the tray. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until solid.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size16
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories156
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat7.1 g78 g9.1%
  • Saturated Fat4.1 g20 g20.5%
  • Cholesterol16 mg300 mg5.33%
  • Sodium46 mg2300 mg2%
  • Total Carbohydrate23 g275 g8.36%
  • Dietary Fiber2.1 g28 g7.5%
  • Total Sugars13 g
  • Protein2.5 g50 g5%
  • Calcium21 mg1300 mg1.62%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium125 mg4700 mg2.66%
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