Monday Love: espresso shortbread


Some experimental cookies

for this recipe sounded interesting to me -  and yesterday evening, i felt so cold that i had this urge to stay near the oven and preapare something more to eat (right after dinner) instad of spending time with my paintings. I love simple cookies and i love espresso - and this is a combination of both, cookies with ground espresso worked into the dough. They look, like everything i bake, quite "homemade", but i wasn't that easy to get them in shape because please note: this dough is crumbly. But it's worth a try. The kids don't like them, so me and my hubby have them all for ourselves, Yay!

Photo: Martina Voigt-Schmid

21 comments:

  1. sounds delicious martina!i think i need to go find myself a snack now :)
    thanks for your kind comments today :)

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  2. Your experimentals look delicious, liebe Freundin. I adore the soft blue color of your cup, Your coffee must taste so much better out of that cute cup.
    Der Schnei is melting. Es ist auch nicht mehr so Kalt. Das find ich gar nicht schlimm ;)
    Have a lovely evening und schlaf sweet xxxx

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  3. We made a little short bread here today too! YUM!!!

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  4. Good evening my dearest Martina! OHHHH THIS LOOKS WONDERFUL! DID THEY TASTE WONDERFUL? Another fabulous blog friend in Canada made EARL GREY TEA COOKIES WITH THE TEA IN THE DOUGH!!! She said they were so good....do share the recipe????

    Oh my sweet, talk about COLD....I came home today to see that the builders STARTED MY BUILDING!!! And they worked out in 5 degree farenheit weather! They are used to this for Minnesota is one of the coldest states in America!

    I had a magnificent weekend, and today was not too bad at school. But as the week builds up, so does the childrens' energy!!! But dreams, friends like you and family help us to get through. Take it easy as much as you can dear one and thank you for coming by....I love how you say, blöogland!!!

    BISOUS, Anita

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  5. It's been ages since I baked some delicious cookies...thanks for the /literally/ sweet reminder dear Martina.

    Happy December, cheers: Evi

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  6. oh yes...baking for the kids is one of my favourite things to do..but then there is that occasional happening where it is all for me and the hubby...cause the kids don't like certain flavours!

    these actually look wonderful!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

    have one for me!

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  7. they look great Martina!
    it's always good when kids don't eat things & leave them for the adults ;)

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  8. Well, my younger son said: they look like cookies from the GDR (you know, the eastern part of germany, when the wall was still up)! He demanded i'd rather make some brownies!

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  9. Wow.. Martina, you are really talented!
    These cookies look great, I am sure you had a great time having them:)
    Have a warmth filled week, Martina:)

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  10. Wow.. Martina, you are really talented!
    These cookies look great, I am sure you had a great time having them:)
    Have a warmth filled week, Martina:)

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  11. Good evening precious; oh yes, this week and next are going to be wild at school with everyone's energy level bursting! The two weeks before the winter break (two lovely weeks) are UNBEARABLE!!!!!

    Enjoy your evening, get a good cup of tea, snuggle up with your husband and dream of beautiful things....you are great, Martina!

    Anita

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  12. Mmmmmm...I can taste them now...I love coffee ANYTHING, so these will totally hit the spot...Y U M.....smile on Rosie

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  13. They do sound good my sweet friend...I am sitting here with a Chocolate chip cookie and tea...sending you lots of love and we sip and eat away. xoxoxo

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  14. Anything involving chocolate & dough sounds divine to me! It even looks like I could eat the cookie dough raw on this recipe, being that it doesn't have an egg...so should be okay being pregnant...oh man...I want them now! haha...

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  15. Hello Martina!
    Oh! you have a beautiful and inspiring blog.
    Congratulations.
    Regards from Tuscany
    Cata

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  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog, your comment and being a follower!
    you are so creative and your blog is so inspiring!
    love your paintings!

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  17. Let's see, a combination of cookies and espresso = love! XX!

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  18. Ahhhh yum!!! Good idea!
    I can't wait to get into some baking.

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  19. OHHH! YOU ARE GOING TO AUSTRIA??? I can only imagine that Vienna is the most beautiful city ever, and I don't know Munich, but I know that you are going to have a magical experience. Dearest, thank you for being my friend! I so love to see you pop by! Oh, we are staying home during the holidays. OUR TWO ROOM ADDITION IS STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE AND I JUST WANNA STAY HOME TO SEE THE PROGRESS!!!!!

    Happy evening dear one, Anita

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  20. Dearest Martina!

    Oh Austria and Munich sound like not only BEAUTIFUL CITIES, but places where you have your beloved family and many memories. I can only imagine that there are some places that seem magical in your part of the world, with such old and NEW architecture and history. Oh, our weather is going to get very ugly on the weekend. It is supposed to get even COLDER!!! You should see how dry my hands are, even if I put cream!!! YOU SHOULD ALSO SEE MY NEW ROOMS!!!They are not done yet, but when they are, I will post about it!!

    Now, off to finish off the week. Today my children and I are going on a field trip to a local food packing plant to send meals to third world countries. It is a fun and meaningful trip for us all.

    Have a wonderful and peaceful day dear one, Anita

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