Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chocolate Dipped- Espresso Shortbread Cookies

This is a good one for for chocolate-covered espresso bean lovers...
Chocolate Dipped- Espresso Shortbread Cookies

The cookies themselves are a simple shortbread cut-out cookie flavored with powdered espresso. Cut them into whatever shapes you like. For dipping, it's good to find shapes that are symmetrical, like circles, Christmas trees, hearts, diamonds, etc.

These cookies are dipped into melted chocolate. I edged them with some cute Christmas sprinkles to make them more holiday-ish.

Left on the counter for a couple of hours, the chocolate sets up nicely. I popped these into the freezer in a covered container between layers of waxed paper. Good for freezing... either freeze the shortbread itself ahead of time and dip later, or dip- let set- then freeze.

These were delicious! The espresso-flavored shortbread was tasty, and dipping them in the chocolate was a nice addition.

This recipe can be found HERE.

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42 comments:

Jillian said...

YUMMY!

Patsyk said...

Those look similar to a Martha Stewart cookie I've seen before. I love how you added the colorful sprinkles to them.

Laurie said...

I'm having my coffee right now and this sounds so go!

Laurie said...

Good! :)

Happy cook said...

Wow they look so festive.

Allie said...

I love the way these look and they sound yummy!

gigi said...

Look how darling those turned out.

<3 said...

Wow those look/sound fantastic :)
Thanks

Culinarywannabe said...

These look like great cookies for handouts since they package well.

Cathy said...

Would I love to have a few of these with my cup of coffee. Delish.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Yum - Love how festive these are!!

Kristen said...

Those are so cute - I love them!

Lisa said...

These look beautiful and I am sure they taste wonderful.

Heather said...

yum! those are gorgeous. i love the sprinkles!

Alexa said...

What fun little cookies... These would make the perfect holiday gift.

Rosie said...

So very festive and they have that WOW factor ~ lovely bake of cookies :)

Rosie x

That Girl said...

I love chocolate dipped shortbread, I should try adding espresso to the mix.

Katy said...

absolutely lovely! what an awesome idea.

jen said...

What a wonderful treat with a cup of coffee for an afternoon get away.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Nice. I'm looking for ideas for new cookies to give as gifts to coworkers. These are definitely contenders.

anudivya said...

WOW! Those look fantastic! You could give M.S. a run for her money!

HoneyB said...

They look so festive! Love them!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These look so good and so festive for the holidays.

Leslie said...

Love them..anything shortbread has my name alllll over it!

Aggie said...

These are adorable and so festive!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Sounds like a match made in heaven and quite festive indeed!

CookiePie said...

Oh wow - those look fabulous and I bet they're beyond delicious!!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Lori, these cookies have my name on them. So pack them carefully.:) Love espresso and love cookies. How can you go wrong!

Manggy said...

Yay more cookies! The sprinkles are just such a simple thing to do yet they add so much! :)

Bunny said...

You've gotta love this, short bread dipped in CHOCOLATE!!! I love shortbread on it's own, dipped in chocolate puts it over the top for me!

Medena said...

Oh yeah! The cookies are in the spotlight, and those look delightful!

Kanwal said...

that is great ! i love it !

regards
Kanwal

diva said...

chocolate and espresso is something i NEVER miss out on. too good! these cookies look great and i love the little sugar stars. how pretty. x

Nina Timm said...

This is so beautiful and espresso is my favorite flavor!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great looking cookies

Grace said...

my rule of thumb: chocolate-dipping improves just about every cookie at least 134%. :)

giz said...

How pretty are these. They're such an elegant addition to a holiday sweet table.

the southern hostess said...

These look adorable and sound delicious!

Alison said...

Coffee and chocolate...breakfast of champions. These cookies look delish!

Ruthie said...

I made these last week, but I didn't want to take the time to roll them out. I shaped them into 3 logs and let them chill, then sliced and baked. They were a big hit!! Thanks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22396795@N03/3092838270/

LyB said...

For a coffee freak like me, those would be the perfect cookies. :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

Love espresso. Love chocolate. Look perfect!