Making Cookies Inspired by TV Shows, Part 5: Gilmore Girls! These Gilmore Girls Coffee Cake Cookies are my favorite cookie of this series! You read that right — my favorite one. And if you know me well, you know I am so bad at choosing favorites, so this is saying something.
When I first shared this cookie, I hadn’t seen any episodes of Gilmore Girls. Since making this cookie, I started and finished the entire show! I am definitely a fan of the show and love this cookie even more.
This cookie consists of a cinnamon dough base, topped with streusel and icing! It is a soft cookie and the flavor is actually similar to coffee cake!
ingredients needed for gilmore girls coffee cake cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups flour (325 grams)
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- splash of vanilla
Here are a couple FAQ I get with this cookie:
Add more flour! If you add 1/3 cup of flour and the streusel is still sticking together and won’t crumble at all, add more. You may need more than 1/2 cup total. Add 1 tbsp additions of flour until the streusel starts to crumble when ran between your fingers. It shouldn’t be so crumbly that it won’t stick together, though. If you squeeze a handful in the palm of your hand, it should stick together, but if you then take that handful and run it through your fingers it should crumble.
The recipe makes 12 large cookies! I use my large cookie scoop, which is about 1/4 cup. You are welcome to make them smaller than this, in which case you will have more than 12 cookies.
If your dough is sticky once you add all of the ingredients, add more flour! The amount of flour needed in a recipe can be effected by altitude, so you may need extra! If your dough is stick, add 1 tbsp additions of flour until it is no longer sticky and looks like my dough in the video below.
I hope that helps! Always feel free to reach out to me with any additional questions. I can’t wait for you to try these Gilmore Girls Coffee Cake Cookies!
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gilmore girls coffee cake cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups flour 325 grams
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- splash of vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. To make the dough, combine the butter, oil and brown sugar. Mix for a couple minutes until it is smooth. The mixture should be lighter in color and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.
- To make the streusel, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon or your hand. Start with 1/3 cup of flour. The mixture should stick together, but should also crumble when you run it through your fingers. If it isn't crumbling, add 1 tbsp additions of flour until it crumbles.
- Using a large cookie scoop, scoop a ball of dough onto a lined baking sheet. Using the back of your cookie scoop or your fingers, make an indent on the top of the dough. Sprinkle a couple tablespoons of the streusel on the top of the cookie, into the indent.
- Bake the cookies at 350 for 10-12 minutes. While they are baking, make the icing. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk until it's smooth and runny. Once the cookies have cooled slightly, drizzle on lots of icing! Enjoy!
i made these today and i am OBSESSED. my boyfriend loved them and my mom said they are the best cookies she’s ever had! currently compiling a list of some of your other cookie recipes to try!
Yay! I’m so glad you loved them!! They are one of my fav cookies ever so I’m happy your mom felt the same way 🙂 Can’t wait to see what cookies you try next!
The cookies tasted great! The dough seemed a good consistency but when I baked them for 11 to 12 minutes at 350, they were so soft and were falling apart once cooled. I couldn’t really present them or pick them up without them breaking. Any suggestions?
hi! hmm this is so strange. even when they completely cooled they were too soft to pick up? or just when they were warm?
Your recipes have been fairly inconsistent. I feel like a lot of your cookies contain way too much oil on top of the butter. My cookies crack and fall flat because of how much oil there is.
hey, i’m so sorry that you feel this way. which other recipes have you had issues with?
Nora Francis says
I just made these and they are so good!! I made mine dairy free and they came out amazing. If you do them dairy free, they do need a bit more time in the oven. I used my 5 tbsp scoop and had to cook them for about 18 minutes. A new favorite! Can’t wait to try more of your cookies!
Amazing! I’m so glad you loved then and so glad they turned out well dairy free! I can’t wait for you to try other recipes! 🙂
Aubree Werdann says
Hi:)… These cookies look great. I am gonna try to make them. But I just had a quick question, is it salted or unsalted butter? Thankyou in advance:)
hi! i usually use salted butter, but either will work. i don’t think it makes a huge difference in cookies so that’s why i don’t specify!
What did yo do change for it to be dairy free?
I love these cookies so much. The cinnamon dough alone is too tempting. However, I am running into a bit of a problem with execution, if you could help. These cookies always fall flat for me when I bake them, even if I refrigerate the dough first. Also, my crumble often “disappears” (for lack of a better description) into the dough by the time it comes out. Any thoughts on how I can correct these two problems?
Hi! So glad you love these cookies! It sounds like your dough and crumble need more flour. Is the dough sticky when you make it? Try adding 1 tbsp additions of flour until the dough isn’t very sticky anymore. Same with the streusel — add 1 tbsp of flour until it crumbles in your fingers. Sometimes flour amounts can vary slightly. I hope this helps!! Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Made a slight modification in using butter flavored shortening instead of oil.
Beautiful texture, flavor, and appearance. I’ve been bringing them into work and they’ve gone over well with rave reviews. Will be a favorite from now on!!
Yay I’m so glad you enjoyed them and that you were kind enough to share with co-workers as well!
Faith Edwards says
Hello! Everytime I make these cookies my dough is like way way wetter and I don’t understand why? Could you help?
hi! i would try adding a bit more flour. depending on how you measure your flour can really sway how much flour you add, so if your dough is wet i would recommend adding more flour! the amount of flour you need can also be swayed by what elevation you live at (crazy, i know!) so there are lots of reasons you could need more flour! i would recommend adding flour until the dough is no longer super sticky. i hope this helps!
I came across your TikTok today, and had to make these (while watching Gilmore Girls, of course hahaha) My family absolutely loved them, and I will definitely be making these again! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes 🙂
YAY so glad you and your fam loved these!!!
I regularly make these cookies and they’re some of my all-time favorites. I always make them for my friends. 🙂
YAY this makes me so happy!!
What about subbing butter for the oil? Would this work? I’m also considering adding oats to the topping. The recipe looks amazing tho!
hi! subbing butter for the oil will change the consistency. ohh oats to the topping is a fun idea! hope you enjoy these.
Hey!! So excited to try these but wanted to know if you’re using salted butter or unsalted butter first before I mess them up with the wrong one haha armature over here! Thank you 🙂
hi! you can use either. i usually use salted butter, but it won’t make a huge difference.
Rahaf Emyan says
Really loved it tastes soooo good and cozy perfect for winter, though I wished I added more cinnamon, definitely making it again! ?
yay! so glad you loved them!!
Lia Gaglio says
They are sooo good and are making my house so yummy!!!
yay!! thank you! and yes a good smelling house is one of the best parts!
Part of my 2022 New Year’s resolution is to learn how to bake, and these were my first attempt for the year. Oh, my goodness! These things are to die for. Soft, crumbly, and oh so comforting. Love them!
YAY this makes me so happy!! so glad you loved them. it sounds like your resolution is off to a great start!
These turned out awesome! I ended up making about 18 cookies as opposed to the 12 the recipe called for, I baked for about 9 minutes instead. They turned out so delicious!
I ended up adding a touch more milk for the glaze just to help break it up a bit more. Phenomenal recipe.
yay!! so glad you loved these!
Candice G. says
I’m so excited to try these but I live at a really high altitude. Do I need to make any adjustments?
hi! sometimes with high altitude baking, a bit more flour is needed. once the dough is mixed up, if it is really sticky, add 1 tbsp additions of flour until it is no longer sticky!
Alex Santy says
Sooooo good! These are so delicious and so easy to make. I appreciate the video instruction with it since I’m a visual learner. ? Can’t wait to have one with my morning coffee
yay!! so glad you loved them!!
hi im wanting to make this recipe so bad because coffee cake is my fav but i only have self rising flour, can you use that instead or no?
Hi! I would not recommend using self rising flour. Self rising flour has baking powder and salt, which will mess withe the baking powder and salt we are adding. I hope that makes sense!
this recipe is amazingggg! and i recently got addicted to gilmore girls and its now my comfort show along with these cookiessss:)
YAY so glad you love them!! I swear they taste even better when watching Gilmore Girls!
These cookies were so good, I took them to a get together & everyone loved them!! I was wondering if next time would it be possible to substitute vegetable oil for coconut oil?
yay!! i’m so glad you loved these!! i have never tried making these with coconut oil, but you can give it a shot!
Wow! I just made these cookies and they are so delicious. Thank you for this amazing and easy recipe.
YAY so glad you loved these!!
Made these earlier this week and they were to die for! I am stalking your website to see what to make next lol!!
EEK! so glad you loved these! can’t wait to see what you try next!
Hiii! Dark or light brown sugar??
hi! i like using dark, but either will work!
Hi, I really want to try to make these but is there a substitute for the eggs? We, unfortunately, do not eat eggs in my house.
hi! i haven’t tried it with these cookies, but you could try using a flax egg and see how it works!
Have you ever made these but with sugar substitute. I’m a type 2 diabetic and I’m dying to make these, but with modifications. Any tips?
hi! i’ve never made these with a sugar substitute. i’m afraid using a sugar substitute would change the texture and consistency of these cookies. but you’re always welcome to give it a shot!
Taryn Tree says
Katherine Simmarano says
I am beyond perplexed. I bake a lot, and I followed this recipe exactly. The dough was way too wet and I ended up over-mixing them trying to get the dough to the right consistency. Tried to bake the first batch and they just rose, dried out and crumbled. Threw them all away. I have no clue why this didn’t work for me. So sad.
hmmm, i’m so sorry this happened! that is so strange…if the dough was wet then i bet there wasn’t enough flour. next time i would try adding 2-3 tbsp more of flour and see if its less wet. i’m so sorry you had problems with these cookies!
these cookies were wonderful!! the smell is amazing and overall it’s just divine. mine came out quite dry though, which i didn’t mind, because we were pairing them with ice cream anyways. but do you know what might caused that? i put in all the ingredients, it just was very crumbly and dry. thanks! 🙂
hi! i’m so glad you loved these! but i’m so sorry they came out dry. it seems like you had too much flour. next time i would add 1/4 cup less of flour, then add 1 tbsp additions of flour until the dough is no longer sticky. this should help you get the right amount of flour.
Emma Jean Wyrick says
Just made these… and I’m obsessed! My sister is a huge fan of Gilmore Girls and said it made her feel like she was in the series! I personally added a little less salt in the dough, and I think it helped the sugary icing shine just a little more ?? Will definitely be making these again.
yay so glad you loved these!!
Hi! I’m anxious to try these but wondered if using light brown sugar in place of dark brown sugar would still work or if you’ve ever tried it. Thank you!
hi! yes, that is totally fine!
Kaitlyn Vick says
These were sooo good. If you’re contemplating making them, do it! This is your sign.
YAY thank you!!
Sadie Bailey says
10/10 cookies, so delicious – thank you!!! Just a bit of feedback: I always find it easier to stay consistent with flour measurements also provided in grams and butter in tbsp!
yay so glad you loved these!! and thank you — that’s a feature i hope to add soon!
Gabriella C says
So I love the flavor of these! I’m super happy I tried them. But mine came out kind of dry and crumbly. Was that just too long in the oven? Or what could have caused that? ? I wondered if they were supposed to be like that but your description says they’re soft cookies so I guess not ?????
hi! they’re definitely not supposed to be dry and crumbly… was your dough really dry? the amount of flour added can depend on how you measure your flour or even what elevation you live at. so it possibly had too much flour! next time i would try adding 1/4 cup less of flour, then add 1 tbsp additions of flour just until the dough isn’t sticky anymore. i hope this helps!
Made these yesterday and it’s an 11/10 for me!
YAY so glad you loved them!!
Melissa Echenique says
What would be the best flour substitute if you’re trying to make these gluten free?
I would use any 1:1 gluten free flour! One that is similar to all-purpose flour.
So I tried it with a 1:1 flour and they turned out very crumbly. Maybe I needed extra egg to hold it together?
hm, yeah i’m so sorry i’ve never personally tested this recipe with gf flour. an extra egg could help with the crumbly factor! it’s worth a shot! you could also try decreasing the flour amount slightly.
I made them with King Arthur’s 1:1 flour and they were absolutely phenomenal!
yay i’m so glad it worked well with the 1:1 flour!
Lauren Zeimet says
These cookies were so good! I used dark brown sugar for the dough, light brown sugar for the streusel, and salted butter with both. 10 minutes in my oven and they were JUST right; slightly under-baked, but cooled to perfection. The taste reminded me of those brown sugar cinnamon pop-tarts…but better. I’m planning on making these again (twice in one week!). Thank you for this amazing recipe.
YAY i’m soo glad you loved these!! they totally have brown sugar cinnamon pop-tart vibes!
Lauren Q says
Is there a way to make the dough in advanced? I want to bake these at a holiday party tomorrow so I can serve them fresh & warm, but want to do as much prep ahead of time as possible. Could I make the dough & streusel in advance and refrigerate them until they are ready to be baked tomorrow? Thanks in advance 🙂
hi! you can totally do that! just make sure you cover the dough and streusel with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out, then you can bake them day of. i hope you enjoy them!
Jordan Homan says
Hi! i made these cookies and they have great flavor!! however, my texture was dry and towards the outer edges of the cookie with a sort of sandy texture. I’m pretty sure I measured correctly. Any suggestions?
hi! it sounds like your cookies had a little too much flour. the flour amount can be swayed by elevation and by how you measure it (how tightly you pack it). so next time i would try adding 1/4 cup less of flour, then add 1 tbsp at a time until the dough isn’t sticky anymore. i hope this helps!
These were great! I was going to try them again with a little more butter, but when I took them to work, everybody went wild for them and raved about how perfect they are. Safe to say this was a success!
yay i’m so glad they were loved by everyone!!
These were delicious!! Big hit with my family. They didn’t make enough to share. Could I just double the recipe to make more?
hi! so glad you loved these! yes, you can double or triple the recipe!
Hello! These look amazing! What would recommend using as an egg substitute in this recipe? Thanks a ton! Can’t wait to try!
Hey! I can’t wait for you to give these a try! I haven’t tried making these with an egg substitute, so I can’t guarantee how it will turn out, but if you were to try, I would suggest adding a flax egg instead!
Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had!
YAY this makes me so happy!!!
Holy moly. These were absolutely amazing!! They’re also easy to make, so that’s a bonus.
YAY so glad you loved these!!!
Tina Michal says
I made the coffee cake cookies yesterday 2-1-22 it’s was my first time making them,but when I tried one it was too dry but it was good I don’t know if it supposed to taste like that did I do something wrong for them to be dry I followed the directions has anyone else made them too & it came out dry,r the cookies supposed to be moist & soft? I would make them again if they come out moist & soft next time
hi! i’m so sorry these turned out dry. it sounds like you had too much flour. flour can really vary due to several factors such as how exactly you measure it, elevation, etc. so next time i would try adding 1/4 cup less of flour, then add 1 tbsp additions until the dough is not sticky!
After cooking mine ending up being very crunchy cookies. Is that the intention or are they supposed to be soft cookies? I may not have added enough flour or over baked slightly if they are meant to be soft.
hey! i’m sorry these ended up being crunchy — they’re definitely supposed to be soft! i would try baking them less time. and if your dough seemed a little dry, i would try adding a little less flour next time!
They’re not bad, but I followed the recipe exactly and they did not look like the pictures at all. The flavor was a little disappointing—could use a lot more spices.
Hi! I am wondering if you have ever frozen these cookies. I need quite a few for a wedding coming up and need a cookie that will freeze well. Thanks!
hi! i haven’t tried freezing the cookies after they’ve baked, but i’ve tried freezing the dough and that works great! i would recommend making a batch and sticking them in the freezer to see if they hold up to your liking!
How would you freeze these cookies? With the crumble already on top? I thought about gifting it to a friend that absolutely loves your recipe ?
yes, if you are freezing the dough (uncooked), add the crumble on top before freezing! then store them in an airtight container in the freezer. when you’re ready to bake, pull them out and you can bake them from frozen! you just might have to add a minute or two to the bake time.
The recipe says you need 1/2 cup of butter, but in the video you use a half stick of butter (1/4 cup). How much butter do I need?
the recipe is correct! follow the recipe! so sorry for the confusion!
Made these today and they are delicious! Recommend 100%!!
yay!! so glad you loved them!
these are AMAZING!! had to app a couple extra tablespoons of flour but turned out perfect. thanks mallory for hitting it out of the park, again!!
yay! thank you! so glad you enjoyed!
made these yesterday for my family and everyone loved them!! They were so soft and had a beautiful cinnamon and sweet flavour! Excited to try more recipes
yay i’m so glad everyone loved them!
madi z says
i tried making these the other day and my dough and the topping turned out to be extremely oily. when i baked the cookies, they were dry and crumbly. i wonder if it was because the butter i used had vegetable oil in it. i would love to try again soon though
hi! what type of butter did you use that had vegetable oil in it? that might have been the reason! also, if the dough was dry, try adding a bit less flour next time as well!
Hey! Dying to try these but was wondering what type of flour do you use? Would that be all purpose?
Thank you xx
Deli Smith says
These are THE best cookies I’ve had in my life and they make my home smell amazing. I made them twice and each time it has come out perfect! These are sending my social media into a frenzy! I made small 1TBSP cookies and got close to 30 from one batch but I do prefer them larger! All in all, 15/10 recommend!
YAY this makes me so happy!! i’m so glad you’ve enjoyed them. and yes — the smell they leave in your house is almost reason enough to make them!
Hi! Made these cookies exactly how the recipes says and I always measure flour using a kitchen scale – but my cookies came out so crumbly and dry!! What am I doing wrong
hi! i’m so sorry these turned out dry for you. flour can be tricky because it can be swayed by altitude and how it’s measured, so next time i would try adding less flour. the dough for these cookies should be soft and slightly sticky. i’m so sorry again that these didn’t turn out for you the first time!
i made these for the first time and they didn’t flatten out like yours did, i’m not sure what i’m doing wrong because i followed the recipe. they still taste great though!
hi! if they didn’t flatten at all they might have had a little too much flour! was the dough sticky at all?
Hannah Zimmerman says
These are amazing! Literally baking the last batch of cookie dough as I write this out, I read the comments before making and made sure to add a little more flour to the cookie dough and streusel topping! But let me tell you these are the most delicious looking cookies I’ve ever made and my husband 100% agrees they are awesome! Definitely writing this recipe down in my cookbook!
yay i’m so glad you enjoyed these!!! <3
i never leave these reviews but this one is kind of perfect. if you like crumb cakes then this is your cookie. i did exactly as the recipe says. though i may have put more streusel on them than in the pics.
yay this just made my day! so glad you enjoyed these — and good call with the streusel, you can never have too much!
Lesly Richard says
Good lord lady! 1000/10 for this cookie recipe, I made them for staff at work and my managers. Whole batch gone before they cooled with sooo many requests for the recipe. You may have scored me promotion!! Found you on Tik Toc and I’m you new biggest fan!!
AAHH this just made my night!! i’m so glad you loved them and that all your co-workers loved them as well! and crossing my fingers you get that promotion!!
Super great, Iv made these a second time now, the first go around I had a hard time with the cookies setting up nicely, they were oily.
Second time I made them, I replaced 2 tbsp of flour with corn starch, I also cooked these on a dark cookie sheet and they turned out perfect. I just need to figure out how to add more crumble.
-if your cookies come out flat/spread out, take a circular object and swirl them while hot, it’ll bring them back together
yay i’m so glad these turned out the second time! if you want more crumble on top, just try to pile it as high as it will allow, then it will flatten as it cooks!
Joann Roddy says
These are a favorite ever since my bestie’s daughter brought them along on an outing a little over a year ago! They are perfection!????
yay this makes me so happy! they’re perfect for picnics or outings of any kind!
Is there a link for that honey dipper?
i originally got it from ikea, but i can’t find it on their website anymore…. so sorry!
This recipe looks amazing and when I baked them the dough didn’t flatten out at all in the oven. Could I have done something wrong? Everything was measured exact.
hmm did your dough feel dry at all? it sounds like there was possibly too much flour! the easiest way to get the perfect amount of flour is to use a scale!!
my roommate made these and they are FANTASTIC. thank goodness she sent me the recipe so I can make them all the time!! I’ve now looked your other recipes too and so far they all look absurdly delicious… very excited to bake them all 🙂
YAY i’m so glad you loved these!! and can’t wait for you to try other ones!
These cookies look amazing!! Can’t wait to make these with my granddaughter! Question: what are using to drizzle the icing?! And do you have a link?
yay! so excited for you to try these! i got the drizzler from ikea a few years ago. i just looked for a link but i couldn’t find one, which makes me think they don’t sell them anymore…
I made these cookies today after seeing the recipe in a FB post. Cinnamon being my favorite flavor, this was a no brainier. I am not disappointed and will keep this recipe for the future.
yay!! so glad you enjoyed these!! cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors as well!
Tracy Durrett says
What size scoop are you using?
1/4 cup! but you can make them smaller if you want!
Can you use avocado oil to substitute for the vegetable oil? If not what substitutes can you use?
avocado oil will work fine! canola oil is probably a better sub if you have it!
These looks so good & I’m excited to make them!! Can I make the cookie dough ahead of time & refrigerate it?
hi! so excited for you to make these! yes, you can definitely put the dough in the fridge ahead of time. i would recommend scooping out the dough first, adding the streusel topping, then put them in the fridge. then, when you’re ready, you can just pop them in the oven!
Jodi Clay says
Amazing cookies! I used my GF (gluten free) flour mix and added a tad more baking powder and they came out perfect…..except…..I baked all 12 on 1 pan. So, they all blended together because they are monster cookies! But the texture and taste are superb. My next batch I will only put 6 on a sheet and they will be pretty too.
hi! i’m so glad these turned out well with the gluten free flour! and yes these are definitely large cookies and need some room on the cookie sheet, haha. but i’m glad they still tasted great!
Saw your TikTok and ran to my kitchen… these were perfection! And ready to consume in less than 45 mins! I used cold butter for the streusel part and it worked out amazing! Thank you for your recipe.
YAY i’m so glad!! and using cold butter for the streusel is always a good idea!
Ainsley Narum says
Loved the experience of making these cookies, they were super fun. I will be making these again, and it most definitely doesn’t hurt that they are inspired by gilmore girls??
hi!! i’m so glad you loved these!! and YAY i love a fellow gilmore girls fan!!
I haven’t made these cookies but I plan on making them along with every single thing on your website. I just came across one of your videos last night and I am OBSESSED! I am going to become addicted to Gilmore girls and make a video series of me making all of your amazing recipes ?
HI! ahh that makes me so happy!!! i can’t wait for you to try these! and YES if you do a series please tag me, i would love to see!!
These are like huge snickerdoodle cookies with a crumble on top. Delicious! I loved them!
what a great description! so glad you enjoyed these!
The flavors in this cookie are amazing – totally in! Looking at the comments you’re getting soooo many comments about the consistency of the dough/cookie. Could you PLEASE do the measurements in weight it would absolve all of these issues except perhaps for the folks in high altitudes. I bake a lot and since I started weighing my ingredients .. honestly, its a game changer. I just made these and mine spread a bit too much – I know, add more flour but I don’t want them to get tough from over mixing so, I’m going to end up weighing it myself so that I can determine the weights.
hi! i’m so glad you enjoyed the flavor of these cookies! i actually did adjust the flour amount in this recipe (in response to those early comments!) and have listed the weight of the flour in grams! i also agree that weighing ingredients is superior! a majority of my community does not weigh their ingredients yet, so i haven’t shifted over to listing everything in grams. but flour is always the hardest thing to get right so i always provide that in grams! please let me know if you have any other questions!
I just made these and they’re absolutely delicious. I added 1 cup of butter instead of the 1/2 the recipe called for. I caught it right before I was done mixing so I added about 1 cup of flour. They’re coming out of the oven a little too soft but still taste delicious! Read those instructions carefully people! I’ll definitely make these again!
hi! i’m so glad you enjoyed these! haha great catch with the extra butter, and i’m glad these still turned out ok!
Codie Dokos says
These were absolutely amazing! They were so simple to make and my whole family loves them! (Even my brother who doesn’t normally like cookies, especially these kind of cookies) Overall, great recipe and I love they are based off of Gilmore Girls!!!
yay i’m so glad you loved these! and that they won over your brother, too! and who can’t love gilmore girls!!!
Seriously the best cookie recipe! Couldn’t love it more! 5 stars and more ?
Seriously the best cookie recipe! Couldn’t love it more! 5 stars and more!
yay!!! so glad you love these!!!
So disappointing. They taste like nothing but baked flour. Which makes no sense because it’s practically the same ingredients of a blondie. I don’t know what’s wrong with this recipe but I was excited for a week to make these. Also the dough is too dry and cracks insanely when trying to make the divet for the crumble. Honestly a let down. It also only made nine cookies and I used the same scooper from the Tik tok video. Something is wrong with this writer recipe.
hi! i’m so sorry you had a bad experience with these cookies. if the dough was dry and cracking it sounds like there was too much flour. i would recommend using a scale for measuring the flour (i provide the measurement in grams) so you can ensure that no extra flour is added!
I really enjoyed making this recipe! I sprinkled cinnamon on top of the icing for a little extra flavor – it’s been a perfect breakfast cookie (:
yay so glad you enjoyed these!! and yes haha nothing better than a breakfast cookie!
Hi I just have a question. If I used double acting baking powder would that affect the recipe. Also most of my family is allergic to cinnamon and they are huge foodies and I want to make these cookies for them, do you recommend an alternative spice for cinnamon?
hi! yes double acting baking powder is fine! when a recipe calls for baking powder, 90% of the time it means double-acting! ah what a bummer that they are allergic to cinnamon! you could use a blend of spices instead — nutmeg, all-spice, and ginger — or a pumpkin pie spice (without cinnamon, obvi!). i hope this helps! please let me know if you have any other questions!
Celina Honarvar says
Just made these cookies and love them. I like how it’s a big cookie but not overly filling. Will definitely show them to my sister as she loves Gilmore girls. I am planning on adding a little bit of coffee flavour to either the dough or the crumble for my next batch; will also be doubling the batch next time as I feel these cookies will go fast lol
yay so glad you loved these! double batch is a great idea because these go quick!
himiko toga says
i love these cookies there so yummy and i make them all the time they’re great for family dinners and gifts!
yay!! i’m so glad you love these! and what a perfect gift 🙂
I saw this recipe on tiktok and of course had to try! These were so so good! I did use gluten free flour and the dough was super crumbly so I added about a tbsp extra of oil, 1 tbsp of butter, and an extra egg and they were perfect!!
hi! so glad you loved these! gluten free flour can be tricky, but i’m glad these turned out well for you!
Renee Y says
This recipe was amazing. I added a little more flour to the cookie dough and crumble because I realized my dough didn’t look like the video. My parents used to own a bakery and have said that sometimes a different climate can cause someone to need more or less flour for a recipe, something about the humidity. Either way, they turned out soooo good.
hi! i’m so glad you loved these! yes, flour is so tricky and can totally be affected by climate and elevation! but i’m glad they turned out and that you enjoyed!
Followed this recipe to a T and sadly they came out super dry and crumbly, barely held together 🙁 I was bummed. But the taste was good! And I love the idea of making cookies from TV shows.
hi! i’m so sorry these didn’t turn out for you. can i ask how you measured your flour? over-measuring your flour is easy to do and can cause these cookies to be dry! if you pack your flour in your measuring cup, you will have far too much. i recommend weighing your flour or scooping it into a measuring cup and gently leveling it off!
Tayla Cardillo says
The recipe is great and they smell and look like they will taste amazing but for some reason a followed everything and they crumbled when i try to pick them up. I had to throw away the whole batch.
hi! I’m so sorry these didn’t turn out for you. did your dough look dry? can i ask how you measured your flour? over-measuring your flour is easy to do and can cause these cookies to be dry! if you pack your flour in your measuring cup, you will have far too much. i recommend weighing your flour or scooping it into a measuring cup and gently leveling it off!
Rachel B says
I made these for my Boyfriend who has an egg allergy. For 1 egg we substituted 1/4 cup cinnamon applesauce. This made the dough a little too wet so we increased the flour by 1/4C. Let me tell you…..these are hands down one of the best cookies I’ve ever had, let alone made! Even better Gilmore Girls is my Fav Show! 10/10
yay i’m so glad you enjoyed these!! i’m glad the applesauce worked out and that your boyfriend was able to enjoy these too!
Literally the best cookies I have ever made!!! My office loved them as did the family. I followed the recipe exacting (although I used dark brown sugar). They came out perfect. Will be making these for my church’s summer baking contest! Love them!
AH this makes me so happy! so glad you loved these and hope they win the baking contest!
These are absolutely amazing! I’ve made them a few times and everyone who has tried them is obsessed. I have to limit how often I make them because I will eat them all.
AH that makes me so happy!! i totally get having to limit how often you make them hahah but what a good problem to have!
I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan so I had to try these cookies!
They turned out delicious and they taste so cozy and perfect!
The cinnamon flavour is very strong, it reminds me of gingerbread, but my whole family loved them!
The crumble on top did not turn out right the first time because I softened the butter instead of leaving it cold, but I remade it and it was a bit better.
Thank you for this recipe! I would love more Gilmore girls recipes please!
It would be so cool if you did Gilmore Girls birthday party ideas, it is my birthday this coming week ??
Thank you for this recipe! I follow you on TikTok btw ????
I’m team Logan btw, what team are you? ??
hi! i’m so so glad you enjoyed these!! i should totally do more gilmore girls recipes! let me know if you have any good ideas! and i hope you had a great birthday 🙂
Katie G says
Should the butter and egg be at room temperature before making the cookie dough?!
hi! the butter should be at room temp or softened. the egg can be at room temp, but it isn’t necessary!
I am gluten free, which means I have to use flour alternatives (I usually go with almond flour). Any tips to help them turn out just as delicious?
hi! i’ve heard from other people that a 1:1 gluten free flour works great!
I love the flavor and texture but mine came out a little dry and I couldn’t get my crumble to be “crumbly” enough. Over all for someone who never really baked they still came out good!
hi! i’m sorry yours were a little dry. the problem could possibly be too much flour! if you don’t properly measure your flour you can add too much, which will lead to a dry cookie!
but i’m glad you still enjoyed them!!
Brianna Lynch says
I have made these twice now for my family and my neighbor. They said they would pay me to make more, lol. Thank you for sharing this recipe. They are excellent cookies. Not to mention how amazing my house smells while they are baking! Yummmm
YAY i’m so glad!!! and YES the smell in the house is one of my fav parts of these!
this recipe was so terrible. i followed the recipe exactly, but i had to remake the streusel twice and the dough was so dry i ended up throwing it away. i wasted a lot of ingredients.
hi! i’m so sorry these didn’t turn out for you. i would be more than happy talk the process over with you and figure out what went wrong! feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I needed an additional CUP of flour for the dough to not be sticky. The crumble topping needed an additional half cup (total of 1 cup) of flour. I never have a problem with recipes and don’t know why this happened. I bake all the time so I know my way around the oven but I think the measurements on this are way off. And the use of butter and oil seems like overkill. I’ll be revamping this recipe on my own.
hi! i’m so sorry these cookies didn’t turn out for you. that’s really strange they needed so much extra flour. if you want to attempt them again, feel free to email me and we can figure out what happened!
This recipe is all over the place. These cookies came out SO dry, did not spread at all and just tasted like flour. I used the exact measurements from the recipe and still got these results. Such a bummer and waste of ingredients.
i’m so sorry this recipe didn’t work out for you. that is not how they are supposed to turn out and i’m happy to help you figure out what happened, if you’re interested! please let me know.
Holy Crap. I just made these for easter and they are amazing!!!!
YAY I’M SO GLAD
I just made the Gilmore Girls cookies, but I used oat flour. They are very soft and breakable, yet a delicious cookie. Should I have used all purpose flour only.
I also baked Everything But the Kitchen Sink cookies. I substituted the potato chips for no salt corn chips…they were very dry and hard to bite…very delicious. Do you have any ideas.
hi! yes, i highly recommend only using all-purpose flour for these cookies! and for the everything but the kitchen sink cookies i would not recommend subbing corn chips for the potato chips. also, i would recommend weighing your flour with a scale before adding it to ensure you don’t add too much flour!
The flavour of these is good and I was so excited to try them. I followed everything exactly including weighing the flour out. They have an almost sandy texture ? I’m not sure why that would be
hi! that is kind of how these cookies are. the oil in them gives them a bit of a sandy texture!
I am looking at this recipe for baking and am wondering if the cookies have to completely cool on the pan. If not, how long should they cool before transferring to a cooling rack?
hi! let them cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack!
I live in the PNW and made these today with non stop rain. I watched your video and realized I would need a bit more flour. Added one addition tbsp to the cookie dough, and two and half tbsp to the crumb. The cookies turned out beautiful. I ended up making 18 and still find them to be a bit large so next time I’ll go a bit smaller. My first 11 cookies were large and I used my fingers to make the wells. They spread a bit, the last five I used a mini ladle to make the well and the cookies stayed puffier. I personally like the ones that spread out a bit. Both are good though. Any suggestions on how to store them? They are a delicate cookie so stacking them I am cautious about. Currently I have the in a single layer in Ziploc bags on the counter, should that be fine?
hi! i am so glad you enjoyed these! they are so perfect for a rainy day. yes, storing them in any air tight container is perfect.
Sam D says
These taste just like coffee cake!! Delicious!
yay!! so glad you enjoyed!!
These looked beautiful and turned out physically as described. I just found they don’t taste that good? I wish I had added some molasses or soemthing richer, they taste mostly like the oil in the recipe. I would also use coconut oil next time for the flavour. I sprinkled the top after icing with cinnamon which looked nice and made the taste better, but I was dissapointed since I was very excited about them. Any other adjustments to recommend? If I added molasses, would that change anything else in the recipe?
hi! i’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the taste of these. what type of oil did you use? if it happened to be olive oil that can have a really overpowering taste. you can add molasses! it might make the dough a bit sticky so you may need to add a bit more flour to make up for that.
I have yet to try this recipe but it looks like 5 stars. I have a question though: would it work to use European butter? I’m in Germany and heard that European butter has a much higher fat content than American. Will the dough turn out? I guess I’ll find out tonight!
hi! it should work ok! i made a few of my cookies with european butter while staying in london and they worked great! let me know how they turned out!
these cookies were SO GOOD!!! 10/10 rating ???
YAY!! i’m so glad you enjoyed!!!!!
The taste is great but the cookies crumbled horribly and tasted floury. I measured the flour on a kitchen scale in grams (as well as all of the other ingredients) so not sure what the problem is but I wouldn’t recommend this one.
hi! i’m so sorry these didn’t turn out for you. i’m happy to dive deeper into what might have happened here, if you’re interested. if so, email me at email@example.com.
How many calories per cookie?
i have made these coffee cake cookies twice now and so far i have not been disappointed!! although i did find that the streusel needed much more flour than the recipe calls for. my butter was actually on the colder side, so i’m not sure why this would happen. otherwise, the cookies look and taste nice 🙂
hi! i’m so glad you enjoyed these!!