Coffee Shortbread

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"Found this recipe while browsing through my HGTV Newsletter. It was created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, stars of Cooking Channel's EXTRA VIRGIN. I'm a coffee fanatic & the idea of a coffee shortbread got my attention. Given that both coffee & shortbread cookies are esp favored in Austria, I decided to submit this recipe for play in that region for CQ #4. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (74 g)
  • Calories 263.4
  • Total Fat - 15.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.7 mg
  • Sodium - 142.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 11.3 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 23.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300F.

Step 2

In a medium-size bowl, mix together flour, coffee, orange zest & salt.

Step 3

On a cutting board, slice vanilla pod & remove its beans.

Step 4

In standing mixer at medium speed, melt together butter, sugar & vanilla beans until a soft, smooth cream is formed.

Step 5

Reduce speed & slowly add flour & coffee mixture until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Make sure not to overwork dough during this step.

Step 6

Line baking pan tightly w/aluminum foil & pour dough inside. Use a soft spatula dipped in cold water to spread dough evenly.

Step 7

Place pan in refrigerator to rest for 30 min.

Step 8

Remove from refrigerator & place pan on oven's middle rack & bake for 50 min.

Step 9

Remove from oven & let rest for about 10 min.

Step 10

Using a knife or pizza slicer, cut into bite-size squares & move pieces onto a baking sheet, making sure that cookies do not touch each other. Bake again at 300F for 10 min.

Step 11

Remove from oven, allow to cool, then garnish w/powdered sugar & serve.

Tips & Variations

  • 9" x 6" baking pan
  • Standing kitchen mixer w/paddle attachment
  • Aluminum foil


Daily Inspiration

Very tasty and we liked that they are no overly sweet. The powdered sugar can be a light dusting if you are watching your sugar intake.

(1 Jun 2016)


I'm a coffee junkie so when I see a recipe using coffee I jump on it, and who doesn't love the flavor of butter, this shortbread did not disappoint, butter, coffee, orange, vanilla WOW! I can say this will be made a lot more times, thanks very much twissis for this recipe!

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(23 Mar 2015)