When the air begins to get crisp and that earthy, musky, and sweet scent of autumn fills my nose the urge to bake quickens within me! I am constantly looking for a new and easy recipe to try out or to bring along to the next holiday gathering. These chocolate hazelnut espresso bites are perfect to eat at home or share as a gift! Top them with freshly prepared ganache frosting and your friends will be begging for the recipe.
These exceptional cookies combine two of my go-to favorite recipes: cream cheese shortbread and chocolate espresso cookies. The distinctive flavor of the dough is reminiscent of fresh rugelach, elevated through the addition of espresso laced chocolate. The creation of these beautiful swirled cookies is considerably easier than it looks. All it takes is a little patience and some tender loving care. Enjoy!