Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

One great thing about reading food blogs is that I get inspired to try recipes I would otherwise overlook. Deb of Smitten Kitchen posted about the Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours, and three days later I made them myself.


When perusing Dorie’s book, I never really looked at the shortbread recipes because I didn’t think I liked shortbread. Well, I was wrong. I love these shortbread cookies — they have an excellent coffee flavor and are surprisingly light in texture.


I can’t eat too many of these — they contain a fair amount of butter so I gave half the batch away — but even one of these cookies after dinner is such a treat! In case you couldn’t tell, I am a huge fan of Dorie. If you would like to try the recipe, you can find it in the Smitten Kitchen link I provided above.


8 Comments on “Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread Cookies”

  1. Oiyi says:

    They look good! I never really looked at that recipe either. Same here, I don’t think that I like shortbread either. But i will put this on my list. My favorite are drop cookies.

    It’s great that you are using the Dorie Book so much. I got it last year for X-mas, but only tried one recipe so far. I have way too many baking books!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Oh, they look and sound delicious!

  3. Beth says:

    It’s amazing how much better cookies taste when baked with butter. Yum! It’s too bad it’s so fattening.

  4. tut-tut says:

    I was intrigued by these over at Smitten Kitchen, too. Now I’ll really have to make them. I like your new banner!

  5. Leslie says:

    I made these a couple of days ago, and sneaked just one before putting the rest into a tin to save away for Christmas day. Yum!

  6. Tonia says:

    Oooo they look so good. I bet they melt in your mouth.

  7. joyce says:

    mmmm I love shortbread! i’ve got to try those!

  8. joanna says:

    Thanks for dropping me a note, Caitlyn. Hope you are having a fun holiday. Those cookies look delish. Smart of you to give some away. I always end up gorging myself.