Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Espresso Shortbread Cookies

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!
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    AmountAbout 6 dozen cookies.


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  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  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.
  3. On floured surface, roll 1/8 in. thick. Cut into 2-1/2\" x 1-1/2\" rectangles; place on ungreased cookie pan.
  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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