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!

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