Well this is a good way to kick off a Monday, no?

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I’ve had THE biggest craving for cookies lately.

I don’t know if it’s the impending holidays or the fact that I just haven’t baked cookies in a while, but whatever the force, it was compelling and cookies needed to be made.

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And so they were.

They have all the good stuff.


Chocolate chips.

And Baker’s Brew coffee spice.

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Yes.  You read that right.



Best thing ever?  I think so.

I used Jessica’s recipe as the base and rather than adding cinnamon, I added this amazing coffee spice…out of which were born:

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Coffee-Spiced Whole Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (source with a few slight tweaks)

Makes 15-20 cookies


  • 1/2 cup earth balance, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baker’s brew coffee spice
  • 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips
  • optional: 1- 2 tablespoons milk, if dough is crumbly


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat earth balance and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon with the mixer on medium speed. Beat in oats. Mix until dough comes together. Add in 1 tablespoon milk if the dough is crumbly. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove dough from fridge and roll into big 1 1/2 inch balls. Set on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.

I recommend serving with a large glass of milk.

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  • Lauren

    These sounds awesome! I am not the biggest chocolate chip cookie fan (crazy I know) but I do love love love Oatmeal cookies! And I’m slightly addicted to coffee so these fit me well. :)

    • Cait

      Oh my gosh that is crazy! Haha. But these would totally be delicious without the chocolate chips and just the coffee spice! :)

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    It always amazes me what a little coffe can do for a dessert. The first time I learned to add it to chocolate cake it changed my life. These cookies look fabulous!

    • Cait

      Seriously…it’s unbelievable! And thank ya lady :)

  • Katie

    Um, I need to get my hands on thus spice. These look incredible!

    • Cait

      It’s seriously the best! Made for people like you and me :)

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  • Steph

    These look amazing! Recently started following your blog and LOVE your recipes and philosophy toward food.

    • Cait

      Aw thanks! I’m so happy to hear it :)

  • Life’s a Bowl

    These look delicious! You’ve always got the sweetest sweet treats :)

    P.S. Somewhat of a silly question [but I’m not the best baker]- are baking soda and baking powder interchangeable?!

    • Cait

      Not silly at all! I actually didn’t understand the difference until I took my Food Composition class. They’re not the same. Baking Powder is baking soda + acid. The acid is what activates the baking soda. So if you’re just using baking soda, you should always make sure the recipe has an acid of some sort – buttermilk, lemon juice, etc. Hope that helps :)

      • Life’s a Bowl

        Awesome!!! Thanks so much :)

        • Cait

          Of course! :)

  • kimarie

    If you can’t find coffee spice could you substitute with espresso or coffee grounds? Is there a suitable alternative?

  • Brittany

    These look delish!!

    • Cait

      Thanks Brittany! They definitely were!