Espresso and Cocoa Nibs Shortbread Cookies

Espresso and Cocoa Nibs Shortbread Cookies

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: Makes about 2 dozen cookies

The bittersweet flavor and crunchy texture of these cookies, made with espresso and cocoa nibs, make them a ‘to die for’ combination. Enjoy them alone or as a garnish to a bowl of ice cream.


  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, chilled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup cocoa nibs, finely chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the sugar, flour, salt and espresso into a bowl and mix well to combine.
  3. Using a pastry blender or clean hands to blend, add the butter to the dry ingredients and mix until the texture of the mixture becomes a fine crumble. Add the cocoa nibs and then stir to combine.
  4. Drop about 1-1/2 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, and then place in the oven for 15 minutes. Place the cookies on a rack to cool and then serve.

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