Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies are a cookie version of one of my favorite Starbucks coffee drinks with a candied chestnut praline topping.
Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Up until recently,  one of my favorite drinks at Starbucks has been the Chestnut Praline Latte (that has  been replaced with the Gingerbread Eggnog Latte, which I recently posted a recipe knockoff for). I also had been thinking that I wanted to do some sort of cookie or other dessert recipes this year that included chestnuts. They always seemed very Christmaslike to me. And until now I only posted a savory one: Chestnut Stuffing).

I enjoyed how these turned out with a good coffee,  praline and chestnut flavor and am very happy to share this recipe with you here, and also with followers of the 12 Days of #ChristmasCookies (you can see more cookie recipes below, and also on each of the days from December1-12 on participating blogs).

Tomorrow I will be posting Turtle Chocolate Chips cookies, on Sunday Cherry-Pistachio Icebox Cookies and on Monday (the last day of the Cookie event) I will post Eggnog Snickerdoodles. Tuesday I will be joining the #BreadBakers group with my holiday recipe for Marzipan Stollen. I hope you join me each and every day!


Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

  • Servings: 36
  • Difficulty: easy
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Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

  • Requires extra setting up time for praline toppings and icing before storage


  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1-1/2  cups brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Praline topping:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 5.2 ounce package peeled roasted chestnuts, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract


  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • milk, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg and extracts, mixing until smooth.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  5. Add to mixer while running, a little at a time, until mixed in.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm; cool completely on parchment.
  8. To make praline topping, stir  together the brown sugar, heavy cream and butter  in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil hard for one minute.
  9. Immediately stir in the sifted powdered sugar and then chopped chestnuts and extracts.
  10. Spoon praline topping over cookies, and allow to set and harden.
  11. Then whisk up a glaze of powdered sugar and enough milk to form a drizzle and drizzle over set cookies.
  12. Allow glaze to also set and dry before putting them away, 45 minutes or more.

from the kitchen of

Chestnut Praline Latte Cookies

      Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee.  We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

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