Tuesdays With Dorie: Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

I don’t know why I wasn’t terribly fond of these: I love coffee, chocolate, and shortbread. The combination should have been fantastic.

To be fair, I made them for my older son’s going-away party, and they had some competition. I also made Dorie’s World Peace cookies (with a combo of chocolate chips and mint chips — they were beyond delicious), Ben made some of Emeril’s amazing Hazelnutty Nuggets, and we had a pound cake from Stock’s (which I have been assured by someone who ought to know is the best in Philadelphia) with homemade chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

But still, the shortbread just didn’t do it for me. I was very careful not to overbeat, but they were still a bit grainy, and the coffee flavor overpowered the chocolate and butter.

But hey, other TWD bakers may have had more luck with these than I did. Thanks to Donna of Life’s Too Short Not to Eat Dessert First for choosing these cookies, and I’ll see you next week!

5 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies”

  1. natalia Says:

    Ciao ! I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy them !! I bet the party was great !

  2. Michelle Says:

    Sorry they were grainy. Im glad the boys liked all the cookies!

  3. Jessica Says:

    I didn’t love them either! Oh good, someone else is like me! We’ll have better luck next week!

  4. Donna Says:

    I’m sorry these weren’t a success for you but I so appreciate your baking along with me this week.

    I love your blog. Your family sounds like so much fun and your photos are terrific.

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