Mocha Shortbread

Mocha Shortbread

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based on 17 reviews
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15 min.
75 min.
16 servings

Mocha Shortbread gets an update from the classic preparation with the addition of cocoa and coffee. Try this spectacular and delectable holiday bread as is or use it as an extra special garnish with ice cream.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 4 teaspoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
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PREHEAT oven to 300° F.

COMBINE flour and cocoa in large bowl. Combine coffee granules and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Stir until coffee is dissolved. Add butter, ½ cup sugar and salt; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; mix just until incorporated. Press dough into ungreased 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch-round cake pan.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until firm. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes; cut into wedges.

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Yummy Mocha Shorbread

I make this for my lady party it was my time to make something.Went they came over and I put these down and bring in the coffee in ,they pick one up and bit into it.They said that this is perfect with coffee,next time make this again for us.Idefinatey will be making this again it so easy to make and good.

- patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

Not really shortbread

This wasn't really shortbread. The variation changed it too much. I will say that they were GREAT with a cup of coffee in all fairness. If you like coffee and want to try an interesting recipe, this is the one for you. It is very tasty. If you love shortbread and want a shortbread recipe, try something else.

- Lin Blasch from FaRmInGdaLe, NY

Mocha Shortbread Cookies

This is a fabulous twist to an old favorite cookie. We are scottish and have an annual scottish themed holiday party each year and we always serve shortbread cookies, but this year there will be a companion cookie, mocha shortbread. This is the best of both worlds for the chocoholic, of which I am one. My friends will adore these as much as I do I have no doubt. As for the Scarlet O'Hara once said, "Tomorrow is another day!" - Camille

- Camille McClain from MORGANTOWN, IN

easy but good

My wife, who isn't a sweet eater, really liked this as not too sweet. My daughter who is a sweet eater liked it as well for the mocha taste.


Good with coffee

This is an average recipe ... worth making if you want something special to serve with coffee. When mixed, the dough looks like very fine crumbs so it needs to be firmly pressed into the baking pan. Not really a good example of what shortbread should taste like.

- judith leaming from DOVER, DE

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (13% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (27% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 95mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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