Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Kona Coffee Shortbread Cookies

Happy Halloween! Well, we figured that we wouldn't consume enough sugar tonight and we probably could use some cookies. Better to be safe than sorry.

trader joe's kona coffee shortbread cookies review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
Tonight we review Trader Joe's Kona Coffee Creamy Half-Dipped Shortbread Cookies. A 7.5-ounce box of cookies (12 cookies) costs $2.99.

trader joe's kona coffee shortbread cookies review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats

A mom's (my) take: Thick, crumbly, buttery with a big kick of coffee, these cookies are a definite pick-me-up. Each cookie is dipped halfway in a creamy, soft, coffee-studded icing. Even with the icing, these cookies are subtly sweet and the coffee flavor really shines. They're so pretty, too, with their golden edges and flecks of coffee bean throughout. I might be sneaking these into Starbucks to have with my cappuccinos.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: These are awesome! However, they aren't awesome in that they don't entirely live up to the packaging... At least to me, I couldn't perceive much of a coffee flavor, and the texture and taste of the cookies themselves reminded me more of a scone than shortbread (I could taste a bit of shortbread, though). I could easily eat the whole box simply because they are so good, regardless of the flavor discrepancy. If you're specifically looking for something with a strong coffee flavor, you may want to look elsewhere.
Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

 Trader Joe's Kona Coffee Creamy Half-Dipped Shortbread Cookies: two thumbs up! 


trader joe's kona coffee shortbread cookies review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
[note: We have no affiliation with Trader Joe's. I'm sure they have never read this blog and have no idea who we are. Hey, we like being incognito, although we never wear sunglasses indoors. ;)]

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9 comments

  1. I love coffee, scones, and cookies. So, these cookies are a win in my book. They probably wouldn't last 24 hrs. in my house. Thanks for sharing and

    Happy Saturday :)
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  2. I'm munching on one of these right now, thanks to you (after braving a terribly long Trader Joe's line earlier hahaha). Love your TJ recommendations!!!

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