Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 25 minutes
  • 6 servings

These cookies come straight from Turkish cuisine, although they are not over-sweet, as is the case with the most Turkish sweets. So prepare the cardamom and chocolate chips and never throw away your coffee grounds again. They are perfect when served as intended; over coffee, that is.

Ingredients Needed for Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies

    7 ounces butter
    ½ teaspoon salt
    4 tablespoons sugar
    10 ounces flour
    1 teaspoon cardamom
    3 tablespoons coffee grounds
    3 ounces of chocolate chips
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil

How to Make Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies

  1. Add the butter, salt, and sugar to a bowl. Mix until even using the hand mixer.
  2. Add the flour, cardamom, and coffee grounds. Mix until you have a dough, using your hands.
  3. Shape the dough into cookie-sized patties.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and transfer the dough patties on it.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes at 360ºF/180ºC.
  6. Add the chocolate chips to a bowl and pour the oil over them.
  7. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  8. Dip the cookies halfway into the melted chocolate. Serve when the chocolate icing has dried.

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