We wanted to include a chocolate cookie in our box this year, and as soon as we came across this recipe, we knew it was the one. A simple chocolate shortbread flecked with dark chocolate pieces throughout and highlighted with a sprinkling of sea salt, these delicate little cookies pack a delightful chocolatey punch and were a perfect addition to our holiday box.
I like to describe these as fancy Oreos without the filling – they’re super chocolatey but slightly more delicate (and definitely more buttery!) than the classic Oreo cookie. I’ve been enjoying taking a little handful of these cookies as a sweet treat, dunking them in milk as I eat them. If you are looking for a more sophisticated pairing than milk and cookies, these would go very nicely with your morning coffee or tea. I could also see these working well as a sweet addition to a festive cheese board, or paired with holiday fruits like pomegranates and persimmons. I think these could even match nicely with a lovely red wine or even some bubbly at the end of a holiday party, and these would go along with eggnog as well!
This recipe comes from Dorie Greenspan in her book, Dorie’s Cookies. The recipe is decidedly easy to assemble – simply mix the dough in your trusty mixer, form into logs, chill, slice, and bake. This cookie also falls into my favorite category: cookies that involve no additional decoration after baking. The beautiful dark cocoa cookies flecked with dark chocolate pieces will certainly pop in your box, and will make all of the chocolate lovers in your life so happy.
This recipe was a lovely addition to this year’s box, and it would be a great cookie to have on-hand for seasonal gifting and parties. Recipe is linked down below, so click through if you want to make them! I don’t copy and paste recipes that are not my own on my blog, but I’m always happy to provide links to my favorite recipes so you can get them straight from the source.