Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread

I made you cookies!

Well… I wish I made you cookies. It’s hard to bake you things over the internet. Also, even if it was easy to send baked goods over the internet, I’d be lying.

I made me cookies. I totally indulged myself.

It wouldn’t seem that way because these cookies aren’t soft and gooey. They’re not packed with nutella or oozing with salted caramel or any crazy combination of the two.

Oh jeepers… a combo of nutella and salted caramel.. that would be so.. so…

Sorry, drool tangent.

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Snickerdoodles are a more recent discovery for me. I never had one as a kid and I’m not sure if it’s because they’re not very common in Canada (or are they? They’re not common to me..) or because they have no chocolate in them. I always picked the cookies with chocolate as a kid.

To be honest, I think I liked normal chocolate chip cookies better than chocolate chocolate chip cookies when I was little, but always picked the latter because the idea of ever turning down an opportunity for MORE chocolate was an idea of PURE MADNESS as far as I was concerned.

I honestly don’t remember ever hearing about “snickerdoodles” until an episode of Veronica Mars (INCREDIBLE show if you’re not familiar!) where the main character bakes some for her best friend.

I’m pretty sure that was my first encounter with them because I distinctly remembering turning to Trevor and asking, “What’s a snickerdoodle, other than a funny word?”

“You don’t know?”

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