Have your coffee and eat it, too

Coffee Shortbread

Desserts, American, Vegetarian

  • 30 minutes
  • 24 servings

A cup of coffee and some shortbread.  .  . Mmm. Your favorite coffee baked right into shortbread? Yes, please! These crispy, coffee-infused cookies are a yummy pick-me-up any time of day.


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix together butter, sugars, coffee grounds and salt, using a hand-held mixer until creamed and smooth, about 2 minutes. Slowly add flour and mix until just combined. 
  3. On lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4" thick and cut into 2 x 2" squares. Place on baking sheets about 2" apart. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking. Allow to cool on wire rack.  

Or, Try This

  • For a party-worthy treat, roll to 3/8” thick and use a fork or knife to press patterns into cookies. Bake 8-10 minutes longer. 
  • Use cookie cutters for round or seasonal shapes. Sprinkle with sanding sugar for sparkle.
  • Also delicious with our Dark Roast Coffee or our other coffee varieties.

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