100% whole wheat shortbread with espresso and chocolate chips
I received the Lark Holiday Trio box which included these cookies in my December Knoshy Box!
When I have shortbread cookies, I like to have a rich black tea to go along with … perfect for dipping! I chose This English Breakfast Tea from Tea of Life to drink with these cookies. Yum!
What I Think:
OK, I am not a fan of coffee. No, that’s not completely accurate. I used to be a big fan of coffee, but, I realized at some point that it was that morning cup of java that was making me feel ill around 11 am every day. And what I’m not a big fan of is feeling ill.
So, I stopped drinking coffee and started drinking more tea. At the time that I was drinking coffee, I was also drinking tea but I was more of an occasional tea drinker. I fell in love with tea and the rest is history.
So, whenever I’m encountered with stuff that … has coffee or coffee products in it (and espresso is coffee) I tend to be a bit … leery of it. And so I was leery of these shortbread cookies. But, I do love the other cookies I’ve tried from Lark so I was hopeful.
And these are tasty. A strong coffee taste to them and notes of chocolate. I wish there was more chocolate but every once in a while, I get a bite with big chocolate flavor and I like that. I love the texture of these cookies. Lark manages to nail the shortbread texture perfectly in their cookies. It’s sort of flaky and layer-y and buttery and crumbly … and just plain WOW!
My Final Thoughts:
These were tasty. Of the different Lark cookies that I’ve tried, I’d have to say that these were my least favorite, but that’s because of the espresso. I would have much rather had the spiced chocolate krinkles cookies from Lark … they sound amazing! However, these cookies do get bonus points for being made with whole wheat. It makes me think I’m eating healthy when I know that I’m not. But, the illusion helps me feel less guilty … somehow. So, I liked them … but didn’t love them as much as I’ve loved the other Lark cookies. Still real good though.