Cappuccino cookies

For years, I’ve struggled to recreate the little Cappuccino cookies Pepperidge Farm used to put out. When I saw that King Arthur Flour was selling hazelnut praline  paste, I knew I had a real shot at coming as close an an amateur could.

This is as close as I could get.






Cappuccino cookies

1 2/3 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1/3 cup powdered sugar

2 T. espresso powder dissolved in 1 T. hot water

1 tsp. vanilla

2 T. ground coffee beans

Hazelnut praline paste

Sift the flour, salt and cinnamon into a small bowl and set aside. Cream butter and sugars. Add dissolved coffee, vanilla and coffee beans and mix until very well blended. Stir in flour mixture. Divide the dough in half and roll into round logs, wrap in parchment and chill for one hour.

Slice and bake at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes. When cool, spread one cookie slice with paste, top with another slice.




  1. Sarah on September 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    The directions mention coffee grounds but there are none in the ingredients list. Do you recall how many you used?

    • Peggy on September 28, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks for pointing out that omission. 2 Tablespoons of ground coffee beans.

  2. Jill Correll on November 25, 2020 at 5:36 am

    I’ll try this… that said, why don’t they just make it easy on us and bring them back? By far the best cookie they make!

    • Betty on October 18, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Oh man I loved those cookies… maybe my memory is off, but I seem to remember that the filling was a hazelnut chocolate combination, sort of like Nutella

      • Peggy on October 20, 2021 at 2:08 pm

        I tried once filling with Nutella. It was delicious, but the hazelnut praline paste comes a lot closer. I wonder whether they discontinued the cookie because that paste is so expensive.

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