Coffee chocolate chip shortbread cookies
Three exams done three more to go, so what do I decide to do half way through my exams? Bake a batch of shortbread cookies! These shortbread cookies are little different to your regular ones as first of all they have coffee in them and secondly they contain dark muscavado sugar which gives them a really nice treacly taste.
When I first made these cookies I took them to work and since my colleagues and I wake up at 5:30 in the morning these were a real treat! They all enjoyed them ( I mean how can you not like coffee and chocolate??) and since they are super quick to make I decided to make some today for the family to enjoy, and for myself of course ;)
Since these were for the family I cut down on the amount of chocolate chips, as I said before a lot of people in my culture are not a fan of chocolate as much as I am. I used 50g of chocolate however you can add as much as you want, in the recipe I put 100g but if you want to add more or less feel free to do so.
Makes around 3 dozen
Unsalted butter, 227g (1 cup)
Plain flour (all-purpose), 256g (2 cups)
Caster sugar, 67g (1/3 cup)
Dark brown muscavado sugar, 73g (1/3 cup)
Instant coffee, 1 tbsp
Semi sweet chocolate cut into small chunks (or chips), 100g
- First dissolve the coffee with a teaspoon of hot water, leave to cool
- Cream the butter and sugars until smooth
- Add the coffee and beat till mixed in
- Add the flour and mix until incorporated (don't over mix)
- Fold in the chocolate chunks/chips
- As the dough will be sticky and soft chill it for atleast 2 hours or more
- Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celcius and prepare a baking tray with grease proof paper.
- Using a cookie scoop or a table spoon, scoop the dough and roll into a small ball. Place the balls onto your prepared baking tray and just press them gently to flatten them a little (only a little)
- Place in the oven for 15-20 mins or until slightly golden around the edges. Leave them to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then place on a cooling rack to cool down completely. Serve with a hot cup of tea or coffee :)