- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons French Market® Creole Blend ground coffee
- ½ teaspoon orange zest
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups Swans Down® Cake Flour
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate baking bars, chopped
- 1 teaspoon all-vegetable shortening
BEAT butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment at medium speed until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Add confectioners’ sugar, granulated sugar, ground coffee, zest, and salt. Beat at medium-low speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Beat until combined, about 1 minute.
SIFT flour, and lightly spoon into a measuring cup for 3 cups. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture in two additions, beating until combined.
SHAPE dough into a 12×2-inch log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
PREHEAT oven to 325°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
CUT dough crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rounds using a serrated knife. Place at least 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
BAKE until tops of cookies are set, and bottoms are lightly golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on pans for 1 minute; transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
MICROWAVE chocolate in a small bowl on high in 10-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth, 1 minute to 1½ minutes. Stir in shortening until smooth and well combined. Spoon chocolate into a small piping bag or resealable plastic bag; cut a ¼-inch hole in tip or corner.
DRIZZLE chocolate mixture over shortbread as desired. Let stand until set before serving, 15 to 20 minutes.
Is this instant coffee or regular ground coffee?
Hi Tammy, This would be regular ground coffee. Happy baking!
Can you use any type of coffee
Hi Diane, We used French Market Dark Roast Coffee and Chicory but you can certainly any coffee of your liking. Happy baking!
This sound delicious! I will be making these for the holidays.
Absolutely LOVE this recipe! Delicious for coffee lovers.
Can you use any kind of coffee?