Dark Chocolate Glazed Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Cooking, Desserts, Featured



Umm yum, these are delicious!  If you love coffee and dark chocolate, these cookies are for you.  These would be perfect for dessert with a cup of coffee!


Dark Chocolate Glazed Espresso Shortbread Cookies

(Makes about 18-20 cookies using a 3″ cookie cutter)

Espresso Shortbread Cookies:

2 1/4 cups of flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of espresso powder

1 cup of butter (2 sticks), softened

1/2 cup of powdered sugar

Dark Chocolate Glaze:

1/4 cup of heavy cream

6 ounces dark chocolate (about 1 cup)

2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line cookie sheets with silpat pat or parchment paper.  In a medium bowl whisk flour, salt, and espresso powder.  In the bowl of a mixer beat softened butter and powdered sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Reduce mixer to low and add in flour mixture slowly.  Beat until combined.  Form dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until it firms up enough for you to roll it out.  Generously flour a cutting board (or your counter) and using a floured rolling pin, roll dough out to about a half inch thick.  (If dough is sticky and hard to work with throw it back in the fridge for a bit)  Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place on prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they are set.  They will remain light in color but should feel firm when you touch the top of them.  Let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then move to a cooling rack.  Meanwhile, heat heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat until scalding.  (don’t boil)  Remove from heat and stir in dark chocolate and corn syrup.  Continue stirring until smooth.  Let sit for a minute to cool.  Drizzle over cookies or dip cookies in to chocolate then let them sit to harden up.  This is a chocolate ganache so it will not harden completely.



Sources: Cookies adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book Shortbread recipe.  Dark Chocolate Glaze adapted from Mrs Fields Best Ever Cookie Book Chocolate-Glazed shortbread Cookies recipe.

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