This week’s French Fridays with Dorie introduced me to cocoa sablés (pp 402-403) – basically a chocolate shortbread, studded with finely chopped dark chocolate. It’s buttery and melts in your mouth, even cut thick like Dorie suggests (she calls them “substantial”), though she does say that if you cut them thinner, you can make ice cream sandwiches out of them. Oh yes – mental note to summer self.
Apart from having to chill the dough for 3 hours, this was quick to make. The dough came together very fast (I made it in the Kitchen Aid), and though it was crumbly to roll, it was not as bad as some of the pie crusts I have made in the past where I am patching holes together at the end
I actually really loved these, though they definitely are not the fanciest of cookies. They were not too sweet at all and I liked the thick but crumbly texture. Perfect for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk. You kind of need the milk to wash it down.
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