COFfee Shortbread Cookies

Short bread cookies are these crisp, buttery, coffeey (if i can say that) 😁.

 My mum had one and asked me if i can pack few for her. I said “Ofcourse i can”. I went into the kitchen and the bottle was empty. My husband who was standing there making tea had finished off the whole lot 😱😱. When asked, he says “they were just too irresistible 😂”.


1 cup – Butter, softened

¾ cup –  Powdered sugar

1 tsp – Instant coffee powder

2½ cups – All-purpose flour

For the icing 

2 tbsp – icing sugar 

1 tbsp- instant coffee powder 

Brown sugar for sprinkling (i bought something called as coffee sugar. Hence I have used that)



Heat oven to 180°C. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.

In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and coffee powder using a electric mixer.

Stir in flour. Combine well to form a ball.Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thick in between two layers of grease proof paper or clingfilm.

Cut into small rounds using cookie cutters.Place them ½ inch apart on the lined baking tray and bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until the edges are gold and bottoms are golden brown.Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

 Mix icing sugar, coffee powder with a tsp of water till frothy. Spread the icing over the cooled cookies, sprikle some brown sugar  and let it dry till the icing is in an airtight container. Serve with coffee.


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4 thoughts on “COFfee Shortbread Cookies

  1. Hi dear I think you need the check the recipe. There is something odd as when I tried making yesterday there was too much flour and wasn’t binding it, I had to add milk to it.

    1. Hey Pridhi, the recipe is fine 😊 this is a recipe I have been using from years. Cream the butter and sugar for atleast 3 minutes and make sure the butter is completely soft. It does seem a little crumbly, just knead it and gather it together and roll it. It will come together. Hope this helps 😊

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