TWD – Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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First things first: do you enjoy/love/savor/crave/obsess/need the flavor of espresso? Great, you’re in the right place.

Now, grab your cup of coffee with your left hand and one of these cookies in your right hand and follow these EXACT instructions:

Step 1: With your pinky up, gently nibble the first corner of the cookie. Chew and swallow. Audibly moan ‘mmmmm.’ Take a sip of coffee to wash the cookie down.

Step 2: Bite off the second corner of the cookie. Che…wallow. ‘MMMMmm nom’ Take a quick swig of coffee.

Step 3: Chomp off the third corner of the cookie. Swallow. At this point you’re much too impatient to chew anyhow. ‘OMG-get-in-my-belly!’ Chug
some coffee and nearly drop the cup trying to get to step four.

Step 4: Dump the rest of the cookie into your mouth along with three more (how did you get those…?) and inhale, careful not to choke. Forget the coffee, grab more cookies.

Sigh, smile, and repeat. The repeat might be mandatory if you still have coffee left 😉

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These were easy-peasy to make and have a wonderful flavor. I must admit to a slight disappointment, which is completely MY fault… for some reason I thought they were sables, so I expected them to have that signature fragile sandy crunch. Instead it was sturdy and not sandy at all. But that’s my own fault for not registering the ‘shortbread cookie’ in the title.

Once I moved past that (with the flavor of these, that didn’t take long) I could truly appreciate these cookies. And promptly inhale one…er  four.

Please inhale four right now, that way I’m not alone in my cookie gluttony 😉

I baked the first batch for 15 mins on a silicone mat and found that this yielded soft cookies. Delicious. Then I baked the second batch for 17 mins directly on the cookie sheet and it yielded a much more firm cookie with ever-so-slightly golden brown edges. Also, delicious!

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A big thanks goes out to Donna of Life’s Too Short Not to Eat Dessert First for choosing this FAB recipe. Head on over to her blog for the recipe and check out all the other bakers’ awesome cookies!!

Up next week: Peanut Butter Crisscrosses. These are already getting rave reviews!! Time to stock up on peanut butter!!

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