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Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Tender, buttery shortbread cookies flavored with espresso powder and mini chocolate chips. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 191kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to cool room temp
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9x13 baking pan with foil and grease the foil.
  • Using a hand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and espresso powder for 3-4 minutes, until fluffy and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Add flour and salt and mix until just combined, Add chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed - the mixture will be crumbly.
  • Dump the dough into prepared pan and press it into an even layer. If the dough is sticking to your hands, wet your hands slightly and it should pat down easily. Prick the dough with a fork in a few places (to allow steam to escape). Bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  • Place the pan on a cooling rack and immediately, cut the shortbread into the shapes that you want your cookies (cut it right there in the pan). Leave the pan on the cooling rack to cool completely before removing the cookies.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.8mg