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Stop Sneaking the Crumbs off of Coffee Cake. Eat This Instead.

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Crumb Cookies

Crumb Cookies

I’m the person who sneaks big fat crumbs off of coffee cakes and pies when no one is looking.  I try to find inconspicuous crumbs toward the edge of a cake – ones that could have potentially fallen off anyway.  No one will miss them, right?

Crumb topping makes any dessert special.  I love crumb topping so much that I shared a crumb topping recipe on the blog years ago just in case you want to put it on anything at all.  But, what if you don’t want to put crumb topping on anything?  What if you just want to eat topping all by itself in its crumby glory?  I now have a recipe for that: crumb cookies!

Crumb Cookies

Crumb cookies have just four ingredients so they are super easy to throw together.  I make them in mini muffin tins, but feel free to go crumb crazy and make them in regular or jumbo tins.  Why not?!

It’s entirely possible that you have all the ingredients for these in your house right now, so give them a try and let me know you think.  There’s no need to be sneaky.  Just enjoy!

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Crumb Cookies

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all ingredients until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Divide evenly in a 24 count mini muffin pan sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Invert and gently release the cookies.
  6. Cool on a cooling rack.
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