Dark Chocolate-Espresso Shortbread

  • carlson2003 Posted: 12/19/08
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    These cookies are delicious! In fact, half of my first batch disappeared before I got to the dipping, so I made a second. The unsweetened chocolate detracted from the great taste, so next time I will use semisweet or skip the dipping altogether.

  • portland Posted: 12/22/08
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    these cookies were easy enough to make but the taste and texture were not very good. The coffee added an off taste and the white chocolate was a little too sweet for my taste.

  • jcdlvez Posted: 12/12/09
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    (4-1/2 stars, actually!) Yummy, not-too-sweet -- made special by the two-flavor dipping. BUT: cookies spread more than expected; so next time I'll add a little more flour. AND: Be sure to break the cookies apart WHILE THEY'RE STILL WARM! Otherwise, you'll have odd-looking shapes -- which still taste great anyway!

  • aajamma Posted: 12/25/08
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    These cookies were tasty, not too sweet and had a good texture. I would make again. I followed the suggestion of using semi-sweet chocolate instead of the non-sweet for dipping.

  • 7wilsons Posted: 12/22/09
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    I really liked this recipe! It is very good and easy to make. Made these as gifts to give to coffee lovers.

  • acooker Posted: 11/23/09
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    These were quite easy to make, although I was somewhat nervous about the gooey texture of the dough. I used a package of Starbucks Via instant coffee rather than espresso powder. Don't like white chocolate so I used semisweet like others suggested. I will make these again and include them in my holiday gift giving.

  • EZBaker Posted: 11/22/09
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    I made these last Christmas. They were surprisingly easy and were a huge hit. I packaged some for my boyfriend to take to his family, but they never made it. You can guess what happened to them!

  • SusieHotSprings Posted: 11/21/10
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    The parchment paper must be the key to success with this recipe.Mine crumbled all over the place.The taste & texture were great.I will definitely try this again WITH the parchment paper.I didn't want to go out in the rain just for that!

  • Holly3 Posted: 06/08/11
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    These were just ok. Not a big hit. I made them exactly as written. I suppose you could play around with the recipe to make it better but there are so many good cookie recipes out there so I think I'll just scrap this one. I love this website and have gotten more great recipes than not.

  • Lisa18 Posted: 12/14/11
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    The shortbread wasn't as chocolately tasting as I had hoped. To help intensify the flavor a little, I drizzled semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate over the entire shortbread. It definitely improved the flavor and made it very pretty.

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