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Praline Shortbread

By Alicia Danek


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12



  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon boiling water
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup cornstarch
  • 1⅔ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Praline Topping

  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans



Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Mix together the ground coffee and boiling water, and set aside for 4 minutes. Then, drain and discard the grounds.

Mix the flour and cornstarch together.

Cream the butter and peanut butter together. Then add the sugar and vanilla. T

Pour praline topping over the cooled shortbread and spread it until the top is covered. Let cool completely.

Remove from the pan and cut into squares or fingers.

Praline Topping

In a saucepan, bring butter, sugar, and syrup to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, and let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from heat and stir in nuts.

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