Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): White Chocolate and Lime Sablés

Dorie Greenspan LIme and White Chocolate Sablés on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was meant to be Lavender White Chocolate Sablés but mine didn’t quite turn out that way…

Dorie says:

Lavender, so quickly recognizable as a fragrance, has a flavor that can be hard to be place, in part because it’s so unexpected in a cookie, and in part because the flowers tend to taste more like lemon than you’d imagine. I like the puzzle of the ingredient and really like how its cool astringency blends with white chocolate’s cozy, warm vanilla flavor. They’re a perfect match in this buttery shortbread.

Ok, sure. But I’m not a huge fan of floral notes like lavender and violet in my food. It reminds me of perfume (I think my nana used to wear a violet perfume and I just can’t get beyond that idea when I see/ taste strong florals in food). In France I do have culinary lavender oil which I’ve used before in these galettes and I enjoyed them – mostly because I couldn’t really taste it – but that oil is in my kitchen in France, not here and I just didn’t want to buy another thing I probably wouldn’t use much of so I looked for inspiration in my kitchen and found  – limes. I love the idea of lime and white chocolate – I know those tangy citrussy notes go well with sweet white chocolate.

I made a 1/4 of the recipe which made 12 cookies baked in muffin tins. I used about 1 teaspoon of lime zest instead of the lavender. My cookies were baked after 14 minutes (I was afraid of the white chocolate burning – they did get fairly dark), not the 16-18 minutes the recipe called for.

The flavour? I LOVED these (sorry, Dorie for going way off the recipe here!). Sweet and tart and the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon espresso.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Lavender White Chocolate Sablés on page 347 of Dorie’s Cookies.

Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com



Want more cookie recipes? Buy Dorie’s Cookies on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store geographically closest to you) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us over on Tuesdays with Dorie and bake your way through the book!




Please note: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This post also contains affiliate links from The Book Depository. This means that if you click over and purchase something, I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price (at no extra cost to you). Thank you in advance!


Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of “Dorie’s Cookies” for review purposes. I was not asked to write about the book, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions 100% my own.


MY BOOK! In the French kitchen with kids is out now! Click here for details and how to order!

In the French Kitchen with Kids cover on eatlivetravelwrite.com

3 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): White Chocolate and Lime Sablés”

  1. You were spot on for the timing. I also thought 14 minutes was the right time. Glad that you substituted for your tastes, that is what cooking is all about. I had lavender to use up so glad that I did. These were tasty and are disappearing fast in my house.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.