reader recipe poll

reader recipe poll: mocha shortbread cookies

These mocha shortbread cookies are pretty good!  They’re not soft and chewy, which, in my opinion, makes a cookie awesome.  But they’re shortbread, so they’re not supposed to be soft and chewy.  For shortbread, they’re right on – with a distinctly chocolate-coffee taste!  If you like shortbread, I think you’ll really like them.  If you’re looking for a soft cookie, these aren’t for you.

I used this recipe.  My only modification was using 3T. of instant coffee granules instead of 2T. espresso powder.  Like I said, they still have a lot of coffee flavor, so I don’t think the substitution went awry.

Are you a shortbread person?  Or would you rather have a soft cookie?