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Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies

by Spicie Foodie on July 22, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #chocolate #coffee

It’s Monday. I don’t think many of us have much love for Mondays, but perhaps if Mondays were declared “cookie days” people wouldn’t mind them so much. Maybe the first day of the work week would be a little bit more bearable. What do you think?

Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #chocolate #coffee

These buttery and crumbly shortbreads were made with Mondays in mind, you know with a little extra kick to help us get through the day. Yes, the day because you’ll want to have a couple of them for breakfast. It’s Monday and no one will judge cookies for breakfast. You can be good the rest of the week.

Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #chocolate #coffee

Chocolate has caffeine and of course so does coffee, d’uh!, so you can see the double kick of energy boost. And I don’t know about you but I can’t start the day, let alone the work week, without some coffee or strong tea and a bit of chocolate.

Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #chocolate #coffee

Is this post making any sense or does it sound like a bunch of nonsense? I’m not awake yet so I need to keep sipping my coffee and munch on another shortbread. So while I do that you can look over the recipe.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies
 
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Crumbly, buttery shortbread cookies are given a flavor boost by adding cocoa powder and coffee spiced pecans. Have them for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.
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Recipe type: Cookies, Shortbread, Baked, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Serves: Makes 10-12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup or 100 gm all purpose white flour
  • ⅛ cup or 30 gm of Mauritius brown sugar (or any light brown sugar)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsps Amelias’s coffee spiced pecans*
  • ¼ cup or 45 gms unsalted butter (if using salted butter omit salt above)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 c or 356f and line a cookie sheet with baking paper, set aside. Place pecans in a blender and pulse for a couple of seconds until they break up. Don’t overdo it, we don’t want them to be pulverized. Melt the butter, it should yield 4 tablespoons.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, and ground pecans until well combined. Next pour the melted butter into the bowl while stirring, until a crumbly mix is achieved. Gather the crumbly dough and place on floured surface. Flatten out to an even level and slice into even sized squares or use a cookie cutter to cutout desired shapes. If you like press a few pecan pieces into the cutout cookies.
  3. Place on baking sheet and bake in center of oven for 8-10 minutes. Check after 8 minutes and do not allow shortbreads to burn. Allow to cool completely before enjoying.
Notes
If you do not have the pecans I’ve used simply add ground coffee or instant coffee to the mix. The amount is according to personal taste.

 

Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #chocolate #coffee

If you don’t want to eat cookies for breakfast then these shortbreads are also wonderful alongside tea for your afternoon tea time.

Chocolate, Coffee, Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #chocolate #coffee

 

Enjoy and have a great work week!!…Is it nap time yet?

 

Don’t fancy this shortbread flavour combination? Then try some of these below.

Black Sesame Polvorones Cookies Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #blacksesame #polvorones

Merunky Matcha Polvorones Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #matcha #apricot #polvorones

Spicy Goat Cheese, Pecan and Paprika Shortbreads Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #shortbreads #cookies #spicy #goatcheese #pecan #polvorones

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Phong Hong July 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Nancy, your cookies will sure perk up Mondays! But it’s the Monday jinx for me. I’ll enjoy the cookies but Monday will still be Monday. Sigh :(

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2 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Aw, sorry to hear that Phong. I hope your day/week will be better. Thanks!

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3 Rosa July 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Lovely cookies! This flavor combination is just perfect.

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Thank you Rosa!

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5 Monique July 22, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Those pecans sound special..as the cookies LOOK too..
Every day is made better with a cookie..Home made:)

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6 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Thank you so much, Monique!

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7 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun July 22, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Yum…I wish I had one right now! Each of these cookies is special. I can’t decide which appeals the most, but it could just be the goat cheese/paprika ;-)

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8 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM

That one is probably my favorite as I crave spicy more than sweet. Thanks Victoria!

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9 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 22, 2013 at 3:57 PM

These cookies would be fantastic served with coffee ice cream!

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10 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Oooohhh, yum — that would be a great idea. Thanks Angie:)

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11 Sandra July 22, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I want them all!! Shortbread has been on my mind lately and I take this as a sign that I should get on with it. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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12 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 7:22 PM

You should, Sandra:) Thanks and hope you satisfy that craving soon.

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13 Ash- foodfashionparty July 22, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Did you say Chocolate and Coffee? Anytime….
This is such a winning recipe, If only I could grab a few. The pictures look so good.

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14 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Hehe, that’s how I feel.:) Thank you so much, wish I could send you a couple.

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15 Ann @Foodie in WV July 22, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Pecans are my favorite type of nuts, they add great flavor to baked goods. Your recipe looks like I could eat it through the screen :)

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16 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

I love them too Ann, thanks so much!

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17 Suzanne Perazzini July 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I am behind you on making Mondays cookie day. And cookies for breakfast is a brilliant way to start the day off right.

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18 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Yay! We may be able to get it observed. Thanks Suzanne!:)

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19 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes July 23, 2013 at 3:38 AM

I wrote my post today half asleep too, coffee as my only companion. How amazing are these cookies?! chocolate and coffee are extraordinary together. Beautiful shortbread!

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20 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Hehe, so I’m not the only one.:) Thank you Paula!

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21 Joanne T Ferguson July 23, 2013 at 4:20 AM

G’day! Oh my goodness, HOW good do your cookies look! TRUE!
LOVE the staging of your photo and WISH I could taste one or two of these right now too!
Cheers! Joanne

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22 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Thanks so much Joanne, wish I could send you a few to taste.

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23 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 23, 2013 at 6:04 AM

I love shortbread and these flavors are so perfect together! (And yes, I do want these for breakfast along with my coffee :))

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24 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2013 at 5:38 PM

That’s great, Laura only wish I could send you a few for your coffee.:)

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25 hemalata July 23, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Perfect cookies, looks so yummy.

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26 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Thank you!

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27 Angela @ Canned Time July 23, 2013 at 1:26 PM

I absolutely love how simple this recipe is. I made a similar cookie years ago with almond meal and sugars and they barely lasted the photo shoot, HE he!
So pretty of course. I wonder if they’d work in a dehydrator if I tinkered with the oils? YUM!

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28 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Yum, an almond flour variation would be wonderful. You should try the dehydrator and see what happens. Thanks Angela!:)

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29 Gintare @Gourmantine July 23, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Oh yes, if Mondays were cookie days, they’d be much easier to bare :) Gorgeous cookies!

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30 Spicie Foodie July 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

We are going to have really start a campaign for Cookie Mondays.:) Thanks Gintare!

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31 The Squishy Monster July 23, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I love the flavor combination of these…AND they look phenomenal!

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32 Spicie Foodie July 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Thanks so much!

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33 mjskit July 24, 2013 at 5:07 AM

I definitely fancy these coffee and chocolate shortbreads! What a fabulous little cookie!

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34 Spicie Foodie July 25, 2013 at 12:01 AM

If you bake a batch you’ll really start craving them. Thank you MJ!:)

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35 Ramona July 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

It’s not Monday anymore… but I could use these to perk up the middle of the week. :) Gorgeous flavors for these beautiful cookies. :)

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36 Spicie Foodie July 25, 2013 at 12:02 AM

So we’ll need a cookie day on Wednesdays too, maybe it should just be everyday?:) Thanks Ramona!

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37 RavieNomNoms July 24, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I am such a fan of shortbread!! So amazing and your additions are just too yummy!

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38 Spicie Foodie July 25, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Me too, they are my favorite types of cookies. Thank you Raven!

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39 john@kitchenriffs July 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

I’m all for cookies for breakfast! These do look really terrific. Nice recipe and pictures – thanks.

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40 Spicie Foodie July 25, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Thanks so much John!

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