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Coffee Shortbread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

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
Coffee Shortbread Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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