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Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

I love seasonal drinks, desserts, pastries, meals, you name it. So as you can imagine, when Starbucks releases their holiday drinks, I am there! When I first took a sip of the Chestnut Praline latte, it reminded me of a cookie - which got me thinking, why hasn't anybody made cookie recipes out of the holiday drinks?

So I made up a recipe while sipping on this latte. The base of the cookie is inspired by a snickerdoodle, but it's spruced up with candied chestnuts and instant coffee. It is SO good!

Serves: 20

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1.5 cups flour

  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 stick of butter

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp instant coffee

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 4 chestnuts, chopped into small pieces

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF

  2. Whisk flour, instant coffee, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar together in a small bowl.

  3. Chop your chestnuts into chocolate chip sized pieces. On a pan over medium heat, add butter, chestnuts, and brown sugar. Stir often for 5 minutes, until the chestnuts are completely coated in the brown sugar. Pour the chestnuts onto a piece of parchment paper and let it cool.

  4. Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl with a mixer until combined. Add in egg and vanilla and mix. Slowly blend in the dry ingredients, adding a little bit at a time. Once it's mixed, add in your candied chestnuts.

  5. Roll dough into small balls and place on the baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between each cookie. Bake for 8-10 min.


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