Let me tell you right off the bat: these Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread Cookies that Donna of Life’s Too Short Not to Eat Dessert First picked for TWD…I love them! Maybe this has something to do with the fact that the first time I had one, it was made by Dorie herself. My friend Lauren and I braved a load of snow to visit Dorie’s pop-up CookieBar back in February, and I bought heaps of cookies. All were delicious, but the Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread was my clear favorite.
I’ve made them a handful of times since, and they’ve come out every bit as good as the ones Dorie made. Of course they taste like coffee and chocolate, which is reason enough to like them, and they have that crisp-yet-melt-in-your-mouth texture of great shortbread. I refuse to think about the winter holidays when it’s 90º outside, but if I were to think about packing up holiday cookies, these would be a great addition to the standards.
Lovely photo of some very lovely cookies…the guys here are just wild about them, they were eating them in increments of six. Geesh, I wish I could take decent photos like yours. Don’t visit me…they pale in comparison substantially.
I am so jealous or your photos – everything looks so clear – so clearly delicious. And, you got to meet Dorie – thank God you did not say it was in Paris or I would have stroked out due to pure envy. Thanks so much for baking with me this week. Your cookies look great.
Coffee and chocolate are two of my favourite things. So I think I would adore these cookies, too. I was actually thinking just the other day about some shortbread cookie recipes for Christmas. Perhaps I need to include these in the selection? If they manage to leave my kitchen! :)