Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies: the buttery, crumbly shortbread texture we all love, dipped in decadent dark chocolate.

A plate of Almond Shortbread Cookies with coffee in the background.

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One of the things I do every morning, is make myself a nice, big cup of coffee. It wasn’t until the last five years that I really began enjoying coffee in the morning, but at this point I have no idea how I ever went without it.

There’s something so cozy about that first cup of coffee that really just makes my heart smile. It’s delicious and so comforting and I feel like my day gets off to a great start because of it. I’m sure the caffeine helps as well!

A stack of Almond Shortbread Cookies with a cup of coffee and platter of cookies in the background.

I try not to consume too much caffeine, but once in a while I like to treat myself to a nice cup of coffee along with a sweet snack in the afternoon. It’s pretty much the best pick-me-up ever! I think this is what they refer to as “self care” but either way, it’s my favorite way to treat myself.

I typically stick to my usual combination of hazelnut coffee with a little bit of heavy cream and way too much sugar. But when I found out about the new Eight O’Clock Coffee Infusions, I had to give them a try. This is pretty much the most brilliant thing ever: they’ve taken the great coffee we all know and love and enhanced it by adding different ingredients to give you what you need, when you need it.

Eight O'Clock Coffee bags lined up.

There’s truly something for everyone and every mood:

Alert Hi-Caffeine: With some added zing to wake you right up and prep you for a productive day.

Super Spice: Delicious flavors like Cinnamon and Turmeric to awaken your senses.

B6 Metabolism: Gently blended with Vitamin B6 to help support normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Acai Glow: Acai Berry adds a vibrant and invigorating fruitiness with all the benefits of this super-food.

Relax Decaffeinated: When you’re ready for a little R&R, this variety includes notes of chamomile and lavender to help you unwind after a long day.

Almond Shortbread Cookies on a white plate.

I got to taste all of them, and I really enjoyed each and every single one. I seriously couldn’t decide on a favorite, so I switch them out whenever I’m craving some coffee based on my mood and what I feel like I need. You can buy online or in-store- here’s a $1 off coupon.

And speaking of an afternoon pick-me-up, I threw together a delicious batch of cookies to enjoy with my coffee. I’m a huge lover of shortbread cookies. They have the most perfectly buttery texture and crumb. Flavored with almond extract and slivered almonds, these cookies are a nice treat without being overly sweet.

A close up shot of Almond Shortbread Cookies on a white platter.

The dough actually needs to set in the refrigerator which makes this the perfect make-ahead option. You can even freeze the logs and thaw them for a great slice and bake option whenever the mood strikes.

But of course, I couldn’t just leave them well enough alone. I decided to kick them up a notch by dunking them into melted dark chocolate to cover half of them. Sure, they’re excellent on their own. But a little bit of rich, chocolaty decadence will totally brighten your day!

Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies: the buttery, crumbly shortbread texture we all love, dipped in decadent dark chocolate.

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

Yields Around 2 dozen

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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks softened, salted butter
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 egg yolks
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 a cup of chopped almonds (I chopped up slivered almonds in my mini prep processor)
  • Chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter until smooth and then mix in the sugar until fully combined.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the flour which will be added add slowly until everything is just combined. The mixture will look a little "crumbly"; this is ok.
  3. On a wax paper covered surface, form two logs with your dough, around 1 1/4 inches thick. Wrap them in wax paper.
  4. Chill the dough logs in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Unwrap the dough logs and slice to a desired thickness (I did around 1/3 of an inch) and place the slices on a baking pan lined with parchment or silicone baking mat.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until they are just barely brown along the edges.
  8. If you want- dip these into melted chocolate (you can melt in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds or with a double boiler over low heat stirring often).
  9. Enjoy with a cup of one of the Eight O'Clock Coffee Infusions.

Notes

This dough logs freeze very well, as do the finished cookies.

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