Here is a SCRUMPTIOUS cookie to add to your baking list guys!! These Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies are your favorite cookies but all grown up!! The cookie dough itself has espresso powder and walnuts mixed in and then is smothered with a dark chocolate ganache…I mean can we say YUM?! I am so so happy that Jami from An Oregon Cottage shared this recipe with me so I could pass it on to all of you, it will become a new favorite and a cookie you will make year after year! Just look at these beauties:
The nice thing about this Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookie is the amount of variations you can do!! I already have tons of ideas running through my head…you can change it up and do a nice Dulce de Leche cream in the middle and incorporate almonds or pecans into the dough for a nice twist, or if you want to keep it the same and make it a little more “Christmasy” you can use white chocolate for the drizzle and sprinkle with red and green sugars! The possibilities are really endless! Give em a try and be sure to let me know what you think!
- 1 c. butter
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 2¼ c. flour
- ½ c. finely chopped walnuts, divided
- 1 tsp. instant espresso powder (or regular instant coffee)
- ½ tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter)
- 1 c. dark chocolate chips, plus extra for chocolate drizzle
- 3 TB. butter
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ESPRESSO WALNUT SHORTBREAD COOKIES: