Coffee Shortbread Recipe
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Coffee Shortbread Recipe

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You'll be remembered for these cookies when you serve them for a morning coffee or at a gathering. Melted chips drizzled on top make them look fancy, but they're so easy to make. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 133 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars and coffee granules until light and fluffy. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-in. to 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 300° for 20-22 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Drizzle with melted chips. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Coffee Shortbread in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 133 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Excellent cookie !! It's definitely a keeper for my Christmas baking!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"The coffee flavor can be intense - I think it depends on what kind of instant coffee you use. I had some Starbucks on hand, which is usually strong. The chocolate drizzle was terrific as a balance to the coffee taste. I brought the whole batch to work and came back later in the day to an empty container and many compliments."

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"these were good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"These cookies have a nice coffee flavor for all you coffee lovers out there. I think the chocolate drizzle is a must as they can be a bit intense with out that sweetness to balance the coffee flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I found them to be rather bland. The chocolate drizzle made them difficult to layer for storage without smearing and perhaps needed a firmer hand to make a pretty drizzle. I ended up dipping them. They did cut nicely with cookie cutters and I found that they kept their shape, so I used small ones and they do look nice sitting on a saucer with a cup on it. They weren't particularly rich as I would have expected shortbread to be."

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