Copycat Starbucks Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe


The Starbucks Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe is not your average soft and buttery traditional snickerdoodle cookie recipe, rolled in cinnamon and sugar.  The difference is that the copycat Starbucks Toffeedoodle recipe is spiced with cinnamon and toffee bits. And they’re as fun to eat as they are to say.

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Starbucks Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe. Photo by CookThink.

Copycat Starbucks Toffeedoodles

Below is our copycat recipe for Starbucks Toffeedoodles cookies. And we think they taste just like the real thing. These cinnamon and toffee cookies won’t take you back to your grandma’s kitchen like Snickerdoodles do. But rather, they’ll take you downtown to the local Starbucks coffeeshop and provide a delicious treat to go with your gourmet coffee.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

There are a few reasons we believe you will love this recipe. The first is that we think our recipe for Starbucks Toffeedoodle cookies tastes just like the real deal. If you like the Starbucks version, you’re going to like these too.

Brown Butter Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

Brown butter is a regular butter that has been cooked just long enough to toast the milk solids found in the butter. To make brown butter, you can melt it in a saucepan and cook it over low, stirring regularly just until it’s brown. Using brown butter in this recipe helps to enhance the toffee flavor in the cookies, making them really good.

Ingredient Information

To make Starbucks Toffee Doodle Cookie Recipe you’ll need butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, toffee bits, salt and cinnamon. Other than perhaps the toffee bits, if you’re a baker these ingredients are typical household ingredients that you’ll likely have on hand.

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starbucks toffeedoodle cookie dough

Instructions *(For Full Directions See Recipe)

The instructions to make these cookies include mixing the ingredients as described. Then you will roll them in cinnamon and toffee bits to complete the Toffeedoodle experience. For the full recipe instructions, see the step-by-step instructions included in the printable recipe below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are questions that are asked frequently about this recipe. We hope you find these answers helpful when making your cookies.

So What Makes A Perfect Snickerdoodle Cookie?

The perfect Snickerdoodle cookie or Toffeedoodle cookie is one that is buttery, soft and chewy. Imagine sinking your teeth into that and then the cookie melts in your mouth.

How To Make The Best Snickerdoodles and Toffeedoodles?

To make the best, follow our recipe and instructions below. The key is to not over mix and not over bake them.

How Many Cookies Does This Snickerdoodle Recipe Make?

The number of cookies made by our Toffeedoodle recipe varies based on their size. We estimate that you can make about 2 dozen cookies with this recipe.

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Starbucks Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe. Photo by CookThink.

How Do You Make Toffee Crunch Cookies At Home?

Use our recipe below and follow its instructions for the best results. If you like toffee, feel free to double the amount of toffee for some extra toffee crunch.

How to Make Toffee Cookies With Brown Butter?

The use of brown butter helps to enhance the toffee flavor in the cookies. It is optional to prepare your butter in this way, but feel free to do so if it’s something that you’ll enjoy.  

Helpful Tips/Serving Suggestions

When making these cookies here are some helpful tips for you to follow.

If you want your cookies to be approximately the same size as the authentic Starbucks version, we recommend using a 1 inch cookie dough scoop to for your balls of dough.

Using butter that has already been softened at room temperature is very important. It will allow you to achieve the fluffy aspect of the dough when it’s being mixed.

If you’d like to enhance the toffee flavor of your cookies, go ahead and melt your butter into brown butter before adding it to the mix.

Toffee Studded Snickerdoodle Cookies

Some people prefer to call Starbucks Toffeedoodle cookies, toffee studded snickerdoodles. And I guess that’s a matter of preference. As the saying goes, “whatever floats your boat.”

How To Make Toffee Snickerdoodle Cookies

To make toffee snickerdoodle cookies, you’ll first want to plan ahead and set your butter out in advance so that it can warm to room temperature and soften. You won’t want to use hard butter straight out of the refrigerator for this recipe.

If you forget to set your butter out in advance to warm to room temperature, you can unwrap it and place it in a microwave safe bowl, heating it for 10 seconds to help it get soft.

Beat sugar butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.

The first, and perhaps one of the most important steps in making your Starbucks Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe is beating the softened butter, sugar and vanilla extract together until the mixture is light and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes to achieve.

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Starbucks Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe. Photo by CookThink.

Heath Salted Caramel Cookies

If you’re planning to make our recipe below but don’t have access to a bag of toffee pieces, you can simply purchase Heath bars and crunch them up as a perfect substitute. Our research shows that the toffee pieces are typically only available in stores from fall to Christmastime since they’re considered a seasonal item.  

Delicious Starbucks Toffee Doodle Cookie Recipe

We trust that you’ll truly enjoy our Starbucks Toffeedoodle recipe.  If you make this recipe, we hope you’ll take a few moments to post a comment and let us know. We take the time to read every single one.

Copycat Starbucks Coffee Shop Toffeetastic Cookies

It’s kind of fun to see all the different names for similar cookies that are out there. Starbucks Coffee Shop Toffeetastic Cookies is another nickname for the delicious recipe that we’re sharing with you here.

Soft Butter Toffee Cookies Are Easy to Make!

These soft butter toffee cookies are easy to make. They come together in about 10 minutes and then they’re ready to bake. How much faster can you make such a delicious snack?

The Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

We feel like snickerdoodles and toffeedoodles are some of the best kinds of cookies out there. And we think you’ll agree. Just make sure you bake your cookies to perfection and pull them out of the oven while they’re still soft and chewy. An overcooked hockey puck is not the best toffeedoodle.

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Starbucks Toffeedoodle Cookie Recipe. Photo by CookThink.

Step-by-Step Directions for Homemade Toffeedoodle Cookies

Following are the list of ingredients that you’ll need to make these cookies, along with the step by step directions to help you successfully achieve a delicious outcome.


Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper
Electric Mixer


1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup toffee bits
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Cream butter and 1 ½ cups sugar in mixing bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy.

3. Add vanilla and eggs. Slowly add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.

4. Add toffee bits and mix on low until just incorporated.

5. In a small mixing bowl, mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon. 

6. Scoop cookie dough and roll into a ball. Place on prepared sheets, 2 inches apart.

7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool, serve and enjoy. 

Recipe Variations:

Following are some alternative recipes that are similar to Starbucks Toffeedoodle cookies.

How to Make Your Own Homemade Coffee Toffee?

To make coffee toffee you’ll need, 1 cup butter, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup sugar, 2 tsp molasses, pinch of sea salt, 2 oz espresso, 1 cup dark chocolate chips, 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts. Cook sugar, butter, molasses, salt and espresso until the mixture reaches 300F degrees. Pour onto parchment lined baking sheet. Top with melted chocolate and chopped nuts. Let set. Crack as desired.

What’s The Best Way to Make Coffee Cookies?

To make coffee toffee cookies you’ll need 2 cups flour, ¾ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt, 2 tbsp espresso powder, 1 tbsp hot water, 1 ¼ cups sugar, 10 tbsp butter, melted, 1 tsp vanilla, ¾ cup toffee bits.

Coffee Toffee Cookies Recipe

To make your coffee toffee cookies, you’ll mix the ingredients above and then roll them into balls and bake them for 10-15 minutes at 350F degrees.

Toffee Coffee Cookies Recipe: How to Make it

To make coffee toffee cookies, just mix the dough well, being careful to not over mix it. And bake until just done. You don’t want to over bake these and make them hard. The best version are soft and chewy.

Coffee Cookie Crack Bars (Cookie Toffee Bars)

Coffee cookie crack bars are delicious if you love chocolate chip cookies and coffee. Mix the two together and the outcome is quite heavenly, not to mention how addictive they can be.

To make coffee cookie crack bars you’ll need to make two layers, the cookie layer and the top layer. For the cookie layer use 1 cup softened butter, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 2 cups flour, 1 cup chocolate chips,  2 tbsp instant coffee granules, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp vanilla, ½ tbsp expresso powder. After mixing together, bake this layer for 20 minutes in a 350F degree oven.

For the top layer, use 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp sea salt. After the cookie layer is done, mix together the ingredients for this layer and pour over the freshly baked cookie layer. Return to the oven for 10 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cut, serve and enjoy.

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