Coffee Shortbread recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

This richly flavoured shortbread is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee. They're really simple to make and are even simpler to eat. They'll keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container.


  • 415g plain flour
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 3 tsp. coffee
  • 3 tsp. hot water


  1. Beat the butter with the sugar until pale and creamy. Dissolve the coffee in the water, then add to the butter and stir to combine.

  2. Add the flour and stir to form a dough. Divide the dough into walnut sized balls. Place them onto a baking tray and flatten with a fork, then bake for 15-20 minutes in a 180C oven until golden and crisp.

Add a little cocoa powder if you like to turn these into mocha shortbread biscuits. Recipe makes about 40 biscuits.

Author: Laura Young.

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415gabout 15 oz (14.638295 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
150gabout 5 oz (5.29095 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
250gabout 9 oz (8.81825 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
180C350F / Gas Mark 4


Published: April 24, 2012