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Espresso Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Traditional shortbread gets a caffeinated boost with our Espresso Shortbread Cookie recipe. You can learn how to make these easy, irresistible treats in just a few steps. Just add a little bit of espresso to the dough to give it that warm and inviting coffee flavor, then roll it out and bake until they are deliciously crisp. Dip them in white chocolate for a bit of added sweetness your favorite coffee lover won’t be able to resist!
Makes: About 6 dozen cookies.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Step 2

In small bowl, dissolve espresso in water; set aside. In medium bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla. Add flour and espresso mixture; mix until dough is smooth. Chill dough 1 hour.

Step 3

On floured surface, roll 1/8 in. thick. Cut into 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" rectangles; place on ungreased cookie pan.

Step 4

Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on pan. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely. If desired, dip in white chocolate.

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instant espresso

1 tablespoon instant espresso

boiling water

1 tablespoon boiling water


1 cup (2 sticks) butter

granulated sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

all-purpose flour

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

white chocolate

4 ounces white chocolate (melted, optional)



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