Tuesdays with Dorie: Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

August 31, 2010 at 12:44 am | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 23 Comments

espresso-chocolate shortbread cookies

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.

Don’t skip out on these cookies– for the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Life’s Too Short Not to Eat Dessert First.  And check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Looks like pm tea!

  2. I love that your first experience with this cookie was with ones Dorie made herself. I still haven’t made these cookies but I can’t wait to make and try them.

  3. 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.

  4. oooh, now i’m regretting making the oatmeal type!

  5. Yours turned out beautifully!

  6. Ciao !! I envy you having all those Dorie-made cookies !!! Love yours !

  7. I loved them too! They were perfect with a cup of tea. Im glad you enjoyed!

  8. I love your biscotti-shaped version! All the more perfect for enjoying with coffee. I’m so jealous that you were able to eat something made by Dorie herself! What a treat. 😀

  9. Lucky!! We are all jealous of you. Great photo. I went with the oatmeal spice shortbread. The spices made me excited for fall baking!

  10. SO jealous that you got to eat a dorie cookie!

  11. Your shortbread cookies look fantastic!! Isn’t it wonderful to have your baked good taste just as good as the professionals’ version? 😉 rather satisfying, i’d say.

    • Totally satisfying, and speaks to the strength of her recipes, too!

  12. Those cookies look fantastic! I wish I could have made it to Dorie’s cookie stand – lucky you!

  13. I was thinking the same thing about adding these to the cookie trays! Great picture, too.

  14. These cookies looks so tasty. Yum!

  15. Oh, I remember how excited I was when you and Lauren came to CookieBar — I LOVED meeting you!

    Your cookies look beautiful – elegant really.

  16. I love the shape of your cookies, and wish I’d had time to make these. I made ice cream sandwiches instead, as it’s way too hot here!

  17. I loved these as well and you are right, they would make a great Christmas gift!

  18. 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.

  19. Such a cute idea to make them biscotti-shaped!

  20. 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! 🙂

  21. Hmmm – I would be so dangerous around a batch of these!

  22. just came across these. YUM!

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