Chocolate Sablé Cookies

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
    200g sugar
    1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    175g dark chocolate, finely chopped


  1. Add Butter and Sugar to your mixer. Cream the butter and sugar until it is completely mixed. Do not over-mix.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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!


2 thoughts on “Chocolate Sablé Cookies

  1. Hi. I love a great shortbread cookie as well. I’ll def try this out. Thanks for the metric. One of my fave kitchen items is my scale. One thing, you mentioned chopped choc in recipe but not in the directions. As in when you are adding it in. I’m assuming you give it a heave-ho into the mix w cocoa. Thanks. Can’t wait to make.

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    1. First off sorry for the late reply! I have been travelling back from Canada on what ended up becoming a 36 hours flight because of delays everywhere! 🤣🤦🏽‍♀️ And to answer your question Yes please add it in with the cocoa! Sorry for not adding this into the recipe but I shall do this now!


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