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Coffeehouse Shortbreads at Home
Have you ever gone to a coffee shop and had the most amazing Coffeehouse Shortbreads cookies and wanted to make them at home? I’ve had that experience too! I love to come home and make things from scratch that mirror something I’ve had out, so these cookies were a must. Tender shortbreads are something I’ve always loved out, but there had to be a good way to make them at home.
Start with Quality Coffee for Coffeehouse Shortbreads
You read that right! These Coffeehouse Shortbreads have coffee in them! I started with quality ground coffee, from a local coffee house that I frequent. They grind it really fine for me, so it goes really nicely in the cookies. Eat coffee grounds? Yes! I fell in love with chocolate covered espresso beans years ago, and adding a bit of finely ground coffee to a phenomenal Coffeehouse Shortbreads cookie was a no-brainer. It adds a richness and depth that the plain cookie itself lacks. Try a non-flavored, quality coffee, such as a Kona or Kona blend, in this wonderfully complex cookie and save the flavored coffees for your cup.
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t almond extract
- 1 lb (2 C) butter, softened
- 4 C flour
- 6 T finely ground quality coffee
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- Heat oven to 275 degrees F.
- Cream the sugar, salt, extract, and butter until smooth and soft.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, coffee, and cinnamon.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing completely.
- Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten slightly and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. These cookies will not spread far, so you can fill the tray nearly completely.
- Bake 15 minutes. Turn each cookie over, then bake another 15 minutes. Place on paper toweling to cool.
- Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee.
Local Coffee Shops, Local Coffee Roasters for Coffeehouse Shortbreads
I’m always excited when I see a new local coffee shop or roaster pop up in town. They are usually sources of great things, and nothing seems better than freshly roasted coffee, perfectly heated and ground, ready for my coffee pot. And now, that same coffee is amazing in these Coffeehouse Shortbreads. The fresher the roast, the more flavor you get both in your cup and on your plate. Check around you for homegrown coffeehouses and roasters. They might surprise you with their variety and prices!
1 C granulated sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t almond extract
1 lb (2 C) butter, softened
4 C flour
6 T finely ground quality coffee
1/4 t cinnamon
Heat oven to 275 degrees F.
Cream the sugar, salt, extract, and butter until smooth and soft.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, coffee, and cinnamon.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing completely.
Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten slightly and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. These cookies will not spread far, so you can fill the tray nearly completely.
Bake 15 minutes. Turn each cookie over, then bake another 15 minutes. Place on paper toweling to cool.
Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee.
Then come home and make some Coffeehouse Shortbreads with the wonderful coffee you’ve found.