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

42 Responses to “Chocolate Dipped- Espresso Shortbread Cookies”

  1. postedDec 2, 2008 2:04 PM
    Jillian

    YUMMY!

  2. postedDec 2, 2008 2:28 PM
    Patsyk

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

  3. postedDec 2, 2008 2:33 PM
    Laurie

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

  4. postedDec 2, 2008 2:34 PM
    Laurie

    Good! :)

  5. postedDec 2, 2008 2:39 PM
    Happy cook

    Wow they look so festive.

  6. postedDec 2, 2008 3:16 PM
    Allie

    I love the way these look and they sound yummy!

  7. postedDec 2, 2008 3:17 PM
    gigi

    Look how darling those turned out.

  8. postedDec 2, 2008 3:25 PM
    <3

    Wow those look/sound fantastic :)
    Thanks

  9. postedDec 2, 2008 3:34 PM
    Culinarywannabe

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

  10. postedDec 2, 2008 3:50 PM
    Cathy

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

  11. postedDec 2, 2008 3:54 PM
    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    Yum – Love how festive these are!!

  12. postedDec 2, 2008 4:22 PM
    Kristen

    Those are so cute – I love them!

  13. postedDec 2, 2008 4:33 PM
    Lisa

    These look beautiful and I am sure they taste wonderful.

  14. postedDec 2, 2008 4:49 PM
    Heather

    yum! those are gorgeous. i love the sprinkles!

  15. postedDec 2, 2008 4:54 PM
    Alexa

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

  16. postedDec 2, 2008 5:02 PM
    Rosie

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

    Rosie x

  17. postedDec 2, 2008 5:17 PM
    That Girl

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

  18. postedDec 2, 2008 5:46 PM
    Katy

    absolutely lovely! what an awesome idea.

  19. postedDec 2, 2008 6:10 PM
    jen

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

  20. postedDec 2, 2008 6:53 PM
    The Short (dis)Order Cook

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

  21. postedDec 2, 2008 7:18 PM
    anudivya

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

  22. postedDec 2, 2008 7:34 PM
    HoneyB

    They look so festive! Love them!

  23. postedDec 2, 2008 7:47 PM
    Katherine Aucoin

    These look so good and so festive for the holidays.

  24. postedDec 2, 2008 8:24 PM
    Leslie

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

  25. postedDec 2, 2008 11:12 PM
    Aggie

    These are adorable and so festive!

  26. postedDec 3, 2008 12:41 AM
    The Peanut Butter Boy

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

  27. postedDec 3, 2008 12:49 AM
    CookiePie

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

  28. postedDec 3, 2008 2:06 AM
    Teresa Cordero Cordell

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

  29. postedDec 3, 2008 2:10 AM
    Manggy

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

  30. postedDec 3, 2008 4:07 AM
    Bunny

    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!

  31. postedDec 3, 2008 4:37 AM
    Medena

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

  32. postedDec 3, 2008 8:41 AM
    Kanwal

    that is great ! i love it !

    regards
    Kanwal

  33. postedDec 3, 2008 10:29 AM
    diva

    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

  34. postedDec 3, 2008 1:34 PM
    Nina Timm

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

  35. postedDec 3, 2008 1:59 PM
    Anonymous

    Great looking cookies

  36. postedDec 3, 2008 7:26 PM
    Grace

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

  37. postedDec 4, 2008 3:33 AM
    giz

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

  38. postedDec 4, 2008 6:01 AM
    the southern hostess

    These look adorable and sound delicious!

  39. postedDec 7, 2008 4:43 AM
    Alison

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

  40. postedDec 10, 2008 7:49 PM
    Ruthie

    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/

  41. postedDec 13, 2008 2:21 PM
    LyB

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

  42. postedDec 21, 2008 12:23 PM
    Gretchen Noelle

    Love espresso. Love chocolate. Look perfect!

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