4.43 from 21 votes

Coffee Crisp Cookies

Coffee Crisp Cookies are like a chocolate chip cookie, but made with Coffee Crisp chocolate bars!

coffee crisp cookies on a wire rack.

I’ll be the first person to say that I’m a proud Canadian. In fact, I absolutely adore my country and everything that makes us unique. Whether that’s our unabashed friendliness or iconic Mounties, Canada’s charm never fails to shine through.

Although there’s much to love about living in Canada (including those incredible mountain views in Jasper and Banff!), one of my favorite things about living here is our unparalleled access to Coffee Crisp bars. These bad boys are distinctly Canadian, and they’ve inspired one of my all-time favorite dessert recipes – Coffee Crisp Cookies.

I first came across Coffee Crisp bars in the chocolate section of our local grocery store in Canada, and I remember tasting them and immediately running out to purchase a few handfuls for our American friends. These bars have become one of John’s go-to sweet treats, and I even have friends and acquaintances asking when we’ll next be heading to Canada to pick packets up!

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    Tasting remarkably like the bars themselves, this moreish dessert has been an instant hit with literally everyone who’s tried it! 

    The best part? You’ll only need to buy two regular COFFEE CRISP bars to yield over three dozen cookies. So, if you’re running low on COFFEE CRISP supplies – don’t fret, as I’ve got you covered!

    Perfectly chewy with a signature crunch on the outside, you’ll quickly see why these delicious cookies have made it into my ride-or-die recipe binder.

    Why You’ll Love Coffee Crisp Cookies

    • They don’t require too many COFFEE CRISP bars
    • They’re simple to make
    • They pair perfectly with a cold glass of milk
    • They’re loved by kids and adults alike
    • They keep well when stored properly
    A coffee crisp cookie on a cooling rack.


    • Unsalted butter
    • Brown sugar
    • Sugar
    • Light corn syrup
    • Egg
    • Vanilla extract
    • All-purpose flour
    • Baking soda
    • Salt
    • Coffee Crisp bars

    How to Make Coffee Crisp Cookies

    • Step One: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, add the butter, brown sugar and sugar and beat until fully combined and mixture is light and fluffy.
    • Step Two: Add in corn syrup, egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
    • Step Three: In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Then, add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and beat until fully blended.
    • Step Four: Stir in Coffee Crisp chunks.
    • Step Five: Drop rounded balls about a tbsp big onto a greased cookie sheet.
    • Step Six: Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Step Seven: Cool on a wire rack.
    Coffee Crisp Cookies on a plate.

    Equipment Needed

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    To make these delectable sweet treats, you’ll need just a few pieces of equipment:

    What to Serve With Coffee Crisp Cookies

    There’s nothing better than a cold glass of milk with a warm cookie, right? If you want to channel your inner child, elevate the milk and cookies experience with a milkshake or two!

    A stack of three Coffee Crisp Cookies.

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    Don’t be tempted to overbake your cookies: When you’re making these delicious Coffee Crisp Cookies, don’t leave them in the oven for any longer than I’ve mentioned in the instructions list. You’ll want to remove them from the oven when they’re still slightly soft, as this will yield the chewiest result.

    Don’t overmix your dough: You’ll be using a power mixer for this recipe, so it can be easy to get carried away here. However, I recommend mixing until the ingredients are fully combined and then calling it a day. You can take more time over creaming the butter and sugar, but just be careful not to go overboard as you’ll whip too much air into your cookies which may cause them to collapse!

    If you have time, chill your cookie dough before baking (especially during the summer!): Doing this isn’t always necessary, but it reduces the chances of your dough overspreading and becoming too thin.

    Don’t forget the parchment paper: It’s always a great idea to use parchment paper, as it avoids the excess spreading that can come with non-stick spray or butter greasing.

    Don’t be afraid to purchase an oven thermometer: We rely on our ovens for many things, but they’re not always the most reliable beasts. If you can, purchase an oven thermometer that will tell you whether your oven is actually at the right temperature. This should prevent underbaking, overbaking, or too much spread.

    Try to bake one batch at a time: As this recipe yields quite a few cookies, you’ll want to take your time and bake a batch at a time. It can be a bit arduous, but giving each batch pride of place on the center rack results in a lovely, evenly baked group of cookies.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • If you’re looking for a more chocolatey kick, don’t be afraid to add a touch of cocoa powder or dark chocolate chips to this recipe. The COFFEE CRISP bars will still take center stage, but this is a nice variation that should please any chocoholic.
    • If you can’t eat eggs, a chia seed substitution is a great alternative!
    • If you’re not able to eat butter, you may wish to use margarine instead. This ingredient actually holds its shape better than butter, so is a viable option for anyone that values that perfect, round cookie shape!

    Storage Instructions

    To store these delicious Coffee Crisp Cookies, allow them to cool completely first. Then, you can transfer them to an airtight container for about a week. If you’d like them to last even longer, pop them in the refrigerator!

    Can I Freeze?

    These Coffee Crisp Cookies will keep in the freezer for 3 or 4 weeks if stored properly. I recommend leaving them to cool completely before trying to freeze them, as they’ll maintain their natural texture better this way.

    To freeze, place your cookies on a single layer of parchment paper and place them in the freezer to set. When they’re hard, you can place them in a ziptop storage bag and consume them when you’re ready!

    To bring your cookies back to life, just put them in the oven at around 300 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes. They should come out perfectly moist and totally delicious!

    A hand holding a Coffee Crisp Cookie with a bite out of it.

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    4.43 from 21 votes

    Coffee Crisp Cookies

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 36
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Like a chocolate chip cookie, but made with Coffee Crisp chocolate bars!


    • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
    • ¾ cup brown sugar
    • ½ cup sugar
    • ¼ cup light corn syrup
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 2 Coffee Crisp bars roughly chopped (measures to a little over 1 cup)


    • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, add the butter, brown sugar and sugar and beat until fully combined and mixture is light and fluffy.
    • Add in corn syrup, egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
    • In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and beat until fully blended.
    • Stir in COFFEE CRISP chunks.
    • Drop rounded balls about a tbsp big onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Cool on a wire rack.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 57mg | Sugar: 10g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine Canadian
    Keyword Coffee Crisp Cookies

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    1. Coffee Crisp is my fave chocolate bar.

    2. kathy downey says:

      Coffee Crisp is my favorite chocolate bar and all the desserts looks so so good

    3. Joel Kallison says:

      its LONG OVERDUE and besides its the ANNIVERSARY!!!!

    4. These look like great recipes. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    5. I absolutely love Coffee Crisp and will be on the lookout for the new Latte version. I can’t wait to try the recipes! They look absolutely scrumptious and I am pinning them 🙂

    6. Those cookies look yummy!! I might have to get some Coffee Crisps and bake them. I was an army brat growing up. I was born in Winnipeg and then moved to Borden, Lahr, West Germany , Borden and Kingston. My father retired in 1989. My husband was my older brothers best friend and lived down the road from us in Borden. He lived in Cold Lake, Rivers, Borden and Baden,(West)Germany. Being an army brat was the greatest thing ever!
      Glad my father served when Canada still had bases in Germany. Some great memories from there.

    7. Being born and raised in Canada, our family of four is a fan of Coffee Crisp – it’s one of items that we regularly bring back to the States (where we now live) when we visit home. We ration them ” out “, (can you hear my Canadian accent? LOL) until the next time someone visits Canada. They’re a staple in Christmas stockings.

      Thanks for sharing these recipes… I think. 😉 Now we have more ways to enjoy our small stash of Coffee Crisps.

    8. I make a butterpecan poke cake with carmel topped with a coolwhip coffee crips frosting it’s absolutely delicious

    9. Loved the recipe but 17 minutes burned my first batch I backed off the time to 10 minutes and it is perfect!

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