Dienstag, 31. August 2010

TWD - Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Gosh, how did that happen, it is Tuesday again!
The last days just ran through my fingers like sand... it is already afternoon and I didn't realize until now, that I haven't made my blog entry for this weeks TWD...

This week it was Donna's turn to pick a recipe, and she opted for these fabulous sablés, the Espresse Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. Shortbread, or Sablés, are really one my favourites. And I am pretty satisfied with the result.
You can have a look at the recipe at Donna's blog Lifes is too short not to eat dessert first" (cool name, isn't it), or in Dorie's book at p. 125.

When I read "coffee" in a recipe I always think "Oh no, I don't like coffee flavour". But funnily, whenever I eat sweets with coffee flavour, especially when it is only a bit of it, and combined with chocolate, I like it quite a lot. Don't ask me why. I just have this image of coffee as not very tasty in my mind, but reality always proofs me wrong.
This time it was the same. I was very tempted to try the "Playing around" version with oats, but decided to stick with the original in the very last minute.

And I am really, really happy with it. And my colleagues were, too.

[If I could only find a way to picture cookies in a better way,  I would be completely satisfied]

8 Kommentare:

  1. Ciao Alvarosa ! I loved these cookies too !! Baci

  2. Im glad you all enjoyed the cookies! I loved this recipe too!

  3. Great cookie, I made the oatmeal version--delish!

  4. Glad you liked them!!

    Try stacking your cookies into a uniform stack, that's usually how I do mine. You can get creative and lay some off to the side or in front or even tie the stack up with a pretty ribbon :)

  5. Your cookies like crispy and so yummy!

  6. Your shortbread cookies look delicious. I can imagine your co-workers were excited over them =).

  7. I'm not a big coffee fan but the rest of my family is. I'll have to make this one for them!

  8. I thought your photos were quite nice. I am never happy with mine, either though. Thanks so much for baking with me this week.