Coffee Shortbread Cookies

  • Preparation 35 MIN
    Cooking 12 MIN
    Chilling 2 H 30 MIN
  • Makes 3 dozen
  • Freezes






  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. In another bowl, cream the butter, icing sugar, ground coffee and vanilla with an electric mixer. With the machine running on low speed, add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together. Shape into a disc using your hands. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. On a floured work surface, roll the dough out until ½ inch (1 cm) thick. Using a 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Repeat with the dough scraps. Spread the cookies out on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze at this point, if desired (see note).
  4. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the bottoms and sides of the cookies are lightly browned. Let cool completely on the baking sheet, about 1 hour.


  1. In a bowl, combine the icing sugar and coffee.
  2. Dip the tops of the cookies in the icing and let set at room temperature. The cookies will keep for 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature.


Once the cookies have frozen, transfer them to an airtight container. They will keep for 3 months. You can bake them from frozen by adding 2 to 3 minutes to the baking time for a total of 14 to 18 minutes.

To help you with this recipe

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