My sister and 3 year old niece came for a visit last week while my husband was out of town for work. Over the holidays my little niece discovered her love of chocolate, so what better treat to make for their visit than Cocoa Sablés!
Cocoa Sablés are a simple cookie made from flour, cocoa, butter, and sugar, and flavored with salt and vanilla. I was surprised to see there was no egg in these cookies. I left out the optional chopped chocolate since I was serving these to young children.
I was a little concerned when I dumped out my cookie dough to roll it. It was all crumbly and dry.
I had to press it down with my hands, but it came together OK. I probably could have added a touch of water.
I love recipes like this, where the rolls of cookie dough are refrigerated or frozen, to be cut off and baked as needed. I made half the cookies last week and half this week.
Most of my cookies were rolled in in sparkly sugar for decoration, but I left a few plain and sprinkled them with a touch of grey sea salt (thanks to my sister for giving me that idea!). Both were good.
These are delicious cookies with a lovely texture. The girls (and their moms!) liked them a lot. My husband was surprised that they weren’t very sweet, but he liked them because they are chocolate. I accidentally left them unattended for a few minutes, and my daughter stole a few.
Cocoa Sablés are this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe.