Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TWD : Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies


Donna of Life's too short not to eat dessert first (who could not agreee ?) chose these cookies and I was ready for another spread failure when they didn't move ! Almost cutting edges ! (...) I'm so happy I want to try the world peace cookies again !
What I did is diminish the butter from 8 oz to 6 oz and increase the flour a bit, this is because European butter has a higher fat content than American ( 85 % vs.80%). But I didn't go into math and just tried..


In Italy ziplock baggies aren't so common so I just cut out a normal freezer bag and put some tape to the cut end, I loved Dorie's way of rolling and even in the heat wave after two hours in the fridge the dough was ready.
I used decaf soluble coffee because Andrea doesn't drink coffee, but he certainly enjoied these cookies, infact I gave him almost all of them to bring to work (they were TOO good for me) but he admitted he wasn't generous because he liked them a lot !


Please visit Donna for this recipe and go here to check all the cookies (there is even an oatmeal and spice version !)

22 comments:

Sabrina said...

Your cookies look beautiful!

Kayte said...

You have these displayed so nicely...I just piled them up b/c I am so NOT creative. Yours look wonderful. I also forgot to put the fork tine holes in them until almost all of them were baked...I see you remembered yours and they look wonderful that way!

LDH said...

So happy these cookies worked so well for you ~ they look perfect! Love the square cookies on the square plate :)

Flourchild said...

Yum they look so perfetly shaped and yummy! You asked about the amount of candy bars we have in the USA...well Im telling you a lot! To many to count!

elra said...

the queen of all cookies, shortbread is always going to be my favorite.

Cathy said...

Natalia, they look beautiful! And you rolled a perfect rectangle - wish I knew how to do that! Gorgeous cookies!

Valerie said...

Natalia, your cookies are stunning! You were wise to send them away, they really are too delicious. :-)

Pamela said...

Wow! Those are so thick and beautiful. Fabulous job!

Leslie said...

These turned out fantastic!! I'm so impressed by your perfect edges even though you didn't have a ziploc bag! They were dangerous to have around the house so I gave most of mine away too.

Mary said...

Ciao Natalia! Your picture looks beautiful. I like the display :).

Jeannette said...

These look beautiful and with such perfect edges!! I'm glad you liked them :)

theunappreciatedbaker said...

Your cookies look absolutely delicious. I imagine that everyone who was lucky enough to try them felt the same way.

Shandy said...

Your cookies look perfect! I forget that some products are not easy to get any other countries. You did a great job getting around this little issue. Great photos too!

Cakelaw said...

So cute - your cookies are adorable.

Judy said...

What great looking cookies! They are perfect and beautifully displayed.

Katrina said...

I liked these almost TOO much also.
Great photos, your cookies look perfect.

Heather said...

Your cookies looks delicious!

Maria♥ said...

These shortbread cookies look so yummy!

Maria
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Mary said...

They look so perfect! Well done!

Donna said...

Your cookies are absolutely perfect looking! A woman who knows how to handle a straight-edge, apparently. I fail miserably in that department. I'm so glad you enjoyed these. I thought they were great, as well. Thanks for baking along with me, this week.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

they look fantastic! i'm sure everyone at work loved them!

TeaLady said...

Those look beautiful. Love the square cookies on the square plate.