Coffee Shortbread

"Attention coffee lovers! This is a recipe I got from a pamphlet advertising Starbuck's Winter Blend coffee. I made them just before Christmas, using a dark roast coffee from our local coffee company, and they disappeared very quickly. All who tried them asked me for the recipe. I guess they aren't a true shortbread because of the addition of the liquid, but they sure are tasty! The yield is 2-3 dozen cookies. I think I got 3 dozen, easily, using a small star-shaped cookie cutter."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
24-36 cookies




  • Set aside 1/4 c of your morning coffee to cool.
  • Spread the ground coffee on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake in oven at 350 F for about 6 minutes, or until toasted. Cool to room temperature.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the brewed coffee.
  • Add the flour, toasted coffee grounds and chopped cranberries, if using, mixing until it is all combined. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  • Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into any shape using cookie cutters. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the cookies with the egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and press a dried cranberry into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake at 300 F for approximately 20 minutes.

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