Maybe I just don’t like shortbread…
Posted by Apicius' Apprentice
Months ago, I came across this recipe on Smitten Kitchen’s recipe list. The description of the cookie was an “espresso-chocolate shortbread cookie” so instantly, my interest was peaked. Having never attempted a shortbread recipe before, I was cautiously hopeful about how this would turn out. I followed each step carefully according to the instructions.
After combining all of the ingredients, I spooned the batter into the plastic bag and rolled it according to the recipe. I went through all of the prep work and placed the bag in the fridge to cool over night. This afternoon, I pulled the batter out and cut it into the squares, pricked the squares with a fork, and put them into the oven. Once they finished cooling, I bit into a square ready to be amazed.
But I wasn’t. In fact, I was put off…
Both the texture of the cookie and the flavor were completely unappealing. Sure, these little guys were cute, but ew! I couldn’t stomach to finish even one of these. In reviewing the footage of the game, three things came to mind that I could blame for yet another baking fail. First, maybe I messed something up. Second, maybe the recipe was off. And third, maybe I just don’t like shortbread.
I’m going to bet on it either being the first or last option… but who knows. Needless to say, I won’t be trying another shortbread recipe for a while!