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Coffee Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Coffee Shortbread Cookies

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. In large bowl combine almonds, flour, confectioners' sugar and coffee. Cut in the butter and mix together until well blended. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in foil or plastic and refrigerate for at least half an hour.
  2. On lightly floured surface roll chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with 2 inch cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle tops with granulated sugar.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven or until edges are just firm. Remove from sheet. Cool cookies on wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2007

I've been making a recipe almost identical to this for 30yrs and it's a family favourite. I normally use 4oz ground almonds, 4oz granulated sugar, 8 oz butter, 8 oz all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp instant coffee granules. Mix up the first 4 ingredients, then dissolve the coffee in 1 tsp of water, and add it in as a paste - mix it in well. Add a few drops more water if necessary. Then chill, roll out & cut, chill again, then bake at 325F. For me, no extra sugar is necessary as I like the coffee flavour to come through and I dont' like very sweet cookies! I've also made the same recipe using lemon zest and lemon juice instead of the coffee, or orange zest/juice with a tsp of cinamon.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 04, 2002

It was just ok. Very crumbly, had to add more butter. This is very different.


7 Ratings

Jun 30, 2004

It's a yummy recipe! There are a few things that can make it better. I had to add about 1/2 a tablespoon more of butter, and I used a mixer to get everything mixed well enough. It isn't a very sweet cookie, so decorate with that white sugar A LOT to cut the bitterness of unsweetened coffee.

Dec 17, 2003

This recipe is great and it looks really good if you make the cookies look like coffee beans by making balls with a cut mark in the middle then dip them half in chocolate.

Dec 19, 2006

This recipe creates a unique cookie that is a complement to sweetened beverages such as tea or coffee.

Mar 01, 2010

A bit bitter, my coffee granules didn't manage to blend with the dough very well, but still tasty.


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  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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