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Coffee Shortbread

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
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars, coffee granules and salt until light and fluffy; gradually beat flour into creamed mixture.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Repeat with baking chips and remaining shortening. Drizzle over cookies; refrigerate until set. Store between pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 137 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • homemadewithlove
    Dec 23, 2019

    Tried these for my Christmas cookie tins for neighbors and friends. Has a subtle coffee flavor and lightly crisp texture. I didn't bake mine for 20 min though.

  • suefalk
    Dec 18, 2019

    I was hoping these were as good as they look, and they are! I normally don’t use brown sugar in my shortbread, but it works well with the instant coffee. So good!

  • Dottie 63
    Mar 9, 2019

    OH, so good. And surprisingly easy to make. Keep well (if you can keep from eating them all at once). I like the crispness of a thinner cookie, so these are perfect for me. Instead of the drizzle, I dipped a corner of each one in melted chocolate. Super good even without the chocolate, though.

  • KristineChayes
    May 1, 2017

    Superb! Great coffee taste, nice crispy shortbread. I didn't do the chocolate drizzle. I would give these ten stars, if I could - Outstanding! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Dixie!

  • AMANDALEEANN
    Apr 6, 2017

    These were very tasty!! This recipe will go into my favorites!

  • bcates2002
    Oct 16, 2016

    Perfect, crunchy cookie! Will definitely be adding theses cookies to my annual Christmas gift baskets; I'm sure they'll be a hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • NYEditor
    Jan 22, 2016

    I made these for the first time as part of my Christmas cookie baking. I found them incredibly easy to make. The dough rolled out well and I was able to cut each cookie out with no problem. I drizzled the melted chocolate/white chocolate using a spoon and it worked very well and the end result was pretty. NOTE: the dough is not sweet, so the chocolate drizzle is a must! I found rolling the dough to 1/4 too thin. Shortbread cookies should be on the thicker side. Next time I may try adding a little cinnamon to the dough for an added flavor.

  • MARehbock
    Nov 26, 2015

    4 star. These are addictive, especially if you like coffee flavor. I decided just to frost them with chocolate icing.

  • Luija43OK
    Oct 13, 2015

    I made these for my card group today and they were hit, a lot of requests for the recipe, definitely will make these again

  • Grammy Debbie
    Jan 6, 2015

    I really liked this recipe for many reasons--the dough was very easy to make, it rolled and cut beautifully without prior chilling, and they tasted delicious. I let the icing firm up completely before placing them in a freezer container and freezing them for an upcoming meeting where I want to serve an assortment of cookies. I, of course, had to taste one and once I did I knew I would be making these cookies often!