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:  Chocolate- Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies

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42 Responses to “Chocolate Dipped- Espresso Shortbread Cookies”

  1. 1

    Jillian — December 2, 2008 @ 2:04 PM

    YUMMY!

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    Patsyk — December 2, 2008 @ 2:28 PM

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

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    Laurie — December 2, 2008 @ 2:33 PM

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

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    Laurie — December 2, 2008 @ 2:34 PM

    Good! :)

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    Happy cook — December 2, 2008 @ 2:39 PM

    Wow they look so festive.

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    Allie — December 2, 2008 @ 3:16 PM

    I love the way these look and they sound yummy!

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    gigi — December 2, 2008 @ 3:17 PM

    Look how darling those turned out.

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    <3 — December 2, 2008 @ 3:25 PM

    Wow those look/sound fantastic :)
    Thanks

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    Culinarywannabe — December 2, 2008 @ 3:34 PM

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

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    Cathy — December 2, 2008 @ 3:50 PM

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

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — December 2, 2008 @ 3:54 PM

    Yum – Love how festive these are!!

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    Kristen — December 2, 2008 @ 4:22 PM

    Those are so cute – I love them!

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    Lisa — December 2, 2008 @ 4:33 PM

    These look beautiful and I am sure they taste wonderful.

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    Heather — December 2, 2008 @ 4:49 PM

    yum! those are gorgeous. i love the sprinkles!

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    Alexa — December 2, 2008 @ 4:54 PM

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

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    Rosie — December 2, 2008 @ 5:02 PM

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

    Rosie x

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    That Girl — December 2, 2008 @ 5:17 PM

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

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    Katy — December 2, 2008 @ 5:46 PM

    absolutely lovely! what an awesome idea.

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    jen — December 2, 2008 @ 6:10 PM

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

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    The Short (dis)Order Cook — December 2, 2008 @ 6:53 PM

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

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    anudivya — December 2, 2008 @ 7:18 PM

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

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    HoneyB — December 2, 2008 @ 7:34 PM

    They look so festive! Love them!

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    Katherine Aucoin — December 2, 2008 @ 7:47 PM

    These look so good and so festive for the holidays.

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    Leslie — December 2, 2008 @ 8:24 PM

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

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    Aggie — December 2, 2008 @ 11:12 PM

    These are adorable and so festive!

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    The Peanut Butter Boy — December 3, 2008 @ 12:41 AM

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

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    CookiePie — December 3, 2008 @ 12:49 AM

    Oh wow – those look fabulous and I bet they’re beyond delicious!!

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    Teresa Cordero Cordell — December 3, 2008 @ 2:06 AM

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

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    Manggy — December 3, 2008 @ 2:10 AM

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

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    Bunny — December 3, 2008 @ 4:07 AM

    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!

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    Medena — December 3, 2008 @ 4:37 AM

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

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    Kanwal — December 3, 2008 @ 8:41 AM

    that is great ! i love it !

    regards
    Kanwal

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    diva — December 3, 2008 @ 10:29 AM

    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

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    Nina Timm — December 3, 2008 @ 1:34 PM

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

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    Anonymous — December 3, 2008 @ 1:59 PM

    Great looking cookies

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    Grace — December 3, 2008 @ 7:26 PM

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

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    giz — December 4, 2008 @ 3:33 AM

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

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    the southern hostess — December 4, 2008 @ 6:01 AM

    These look adorable and sound delicious!

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    Alison — December 7, 2008 @ 4:43 AM

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

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    Ruthie — December 10, 2008 @ 7:49 PM

    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/

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    LyB — December 13, 2008 @ 2:21 PM

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

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    Gretchen Noelle — December 21, 2008 @ 12:23 PM

    Love espresso. Love chocolate. Look perfect!