Theres nothing than a good chocolate cookie. And while I was searching for the perfect cookie, I thought of the sablé, which means ‘sand’ directly translated from french, is a shortbread cookie, and is usually flavoured with something (most commonly almond and lemon). Because i love the texture of a sablé cookie, i decided to bake a chocolate version ( i LOVE chocolate lol). This is a VERY simple recipe, and the best part is you can make the dough, roll it and freeze it for up to one month!
Here’s how you bake them!
- 275g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
200g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into cubes
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
175g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- Add Butter and Sugar to your mixer. Cream the butter and sugar until it is completely mixed. Do not over-mix.
- Add Vanilla and Eggs and mix until completely incorporated. Add Cocoa Powder, chopped chocolate and mix. Add Baking Powder and mix. Mix in the Flour two cups at a time.
- Divide in half and roll into two logs, 4cm thick. Wrap in clingfilm and put them in the fridge to chill for 1 hour or until firm. (At this point you can freeze the dough for baking at a later date, or do as I do and bake one half of the dough and freeze the second.)
- Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan oven)/gas 4 and line three baking trays with baking parchment. Remove the dough from the fridge and, using a thin, sharp knife, cut into rounds about 1cm thick. Put the biscuits onto the baking trays, leaving 2cm between each one.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until set around the outside but still soft in the centre.
Take out, and leave to cool for roughly 10 min, before devouring them! ENJOY!