Coffee shortbread biscuits for Father’s Day

Coffee chocolate shortbread biscuits are an ideal gift for Father's Day. Image: Jason Walsh
Coffee chocolate shortbread biscuits are an ideal gift for Father’s Day. Image: Jason Walsh

Got a dad who loves coffee? Give him something he’ll love on June 19th this year with these coffee biscuits. Not only are they ideal to accompany a cup of coffee, they’ve even got coffee in them! Why not make up a gift pack with a mug and some taster packs of coffee, as well?

Coffee shortbread biscuits (makes 12)

What you’ll need:

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius, and grease a 20cm square tin or a 18cm round tin. Line the bottom with a sheet of greaseproof paper.

Put the flours and the butter in a large bowl. Cut the butter into pieces in the bowl, and work it into the flour with your fingertips. (You can cheat, and use a food processor.)

Add in the coffee and sugar, and continue to blend (via whichever method you’re using) until the mixture starts to form a soft dough. Next, work in the chocolate chips.

Turn the mixture out onto a worksurface dusted with a little cornflour, and knead it lightly until smooth. Press it into the tin, pushing it well into the corners and edges. Prick the surface all over with a fork.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the shortbread is a very pale gold. Leave to cool in the tin for two to three minutes, then turn out, cut into bars and transfer to a wire baking rack. When completely cool, pack into gift bags or an airtight tin. These biscuits can be made a few days in advance.

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