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Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies- Day 9

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:

A delicious grown-up Shortbread Cookie that is full of espresso and walnuts and smothered in a chocolate ganache!

A delicious grown-up Shortbread Cookie that is full of espresso and walnuts and smothered in a chocolate ganache!







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!

Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies

These Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies are your favorite cookies all grown up! The cookie dough has espresso powder and walnuts mixed right in!
Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine English, Italian
Keyword Espresso Cookies, Italian Cookies, Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 Cookies



  • 1 c. butter
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 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

Ganache Filling:

  • 1 c. dark chocolate chips plus extra for chocolate drizzle
  • 3 TB. butter


  • See Below
FULL COOKING INSTRUCTIONS from an oregon cottage

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Wednesday 16th of November 2016

You are seriously whipping up some yummy treats! I remember your 4 ingredient mint cookies from the previous post Im waiting to make :) Heres one more to try! Thanks girl!


Wednesday 16th of November 2016

You're welcome, we aim to please ;) ha! Happy baking (and come back for the last 3 days to see what else is in store!!)