David Prince
Prep and cook Time
40 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
Makes 3 dozen cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Cacao nibs are bits of roasted cacao beans, the primary raw ingredient used to make chocolate. Look for them in specialty or gourmet grocery stores.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, salt, espresso grounds, and Kahlúa. Beat to combine. Add flour and cacao nibs and mix until well blended.

Step 2

Form dough into two 1 1/2-inch-thick logs, cover with plastic wrap or wax paper, and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Cut chilled dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices and lay slightly apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until cookies are browned on the bottom but not the top, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Ratings & Reviews

dcattano's Review

December 24, 2014
Very good shortbread and tasty. I used Tia Mia coffee liquor and ground espresso, omitting the nibs simply because I had none. I think the nibs tho would would have given these cookies some texture. Overall a worthy start to a good recipe.

portland's Review

November 02, 2012
these were so easy to prepare. the nibs give a wonderful crunch and the coffee gives a really satisfying coffee flavor. good to keep as a log in the freezer to have on hand.