Chocolate Chocolate Sable Cookies

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Hi, Everyone! Just a quickie post today with an even quicker recipe (seriously, it’s taking me longer to write this post than it did to make the cookies last night). This super easy chocolate cookie is a Dorie Greenspan variation of her own perfectly named World Peace Cookies, and one so simple, it takes mere minutes to whip up the cookie dough.

But of course, whereas Dorie calls for delicate little 2-bite cookies, SoupAddict had to pimp the ride and go big. As in, big cookies. How can you not go big when chocolate is involved?

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These are also awesome holiday entertaining cookies. They can live, pre-baked, in the fridge for several days, and in the freezer for several months — always ready for the unexpected ring of the doorbell.

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Chocolate Chocolate Sablé Cookies

adapted from “Around My French Table” by Dorie Greenspan

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes

(Be ready: the dough needs to set up in fridge for an hour or two.)

Yield: 12 cookies

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks), at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 pound semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (optional)

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt.

In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, but not whipped. Add the sugar in two batches, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix until just combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture in three batches, mixing until just combined. Scrape down the bowl as necessary. The dough should be sandy and a deep, dark chocolate color.

Gather the dough together on a clean work surface, and form a log about 3″ in diameter. Gently roll and pat the log to get it into a nice circular shape. Wrap the log in parchment paper or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the log from the refrigerator and slice into 1/2 inch rounds. Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet (I actually needed two) about 1 inch apart and bake for 15-18 minutes. Rotate the pans after 8 minutes to ensure even baking. Check at 15 minutes — don’t overbake them — you don’t want darkened edges. Remember, there are no eggs in this recipe, so underbaking is okay.

Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, and then remove them to a cooling rack to finish cooling. They’ll firm up when cool. Store them in an airtight container. These cookies will stay fresh for a few days.

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Comments

  1. How festive! So beautiful against the red & white – looks perfect for last minute holiday entertaining! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh, no, not the unexpected ring of the door bell! Cookies are for selfishly hoarding, not sharing :-)

  3. I made these today and they came out great. I added about a half cup of finely chopped walnuts. Yummy with a glass of milk!!

  4. Delicious looking chocolate chocolate sable cookies ! Good job and you make Dorie proud :) Have a nice day :)

  5. Well now these DO look like the perfect party cookie – I love this idea – now on my “to make” list!

  6. These would be perfect for holiday bakng! I love the larger size!

  7. YUM! What could be better than a fast, delicious chocolate cookie???? Great choice~

  8. Your cookies look delicious. I tried making Dorie’s World Peace Cookies once and I’m sad to say that they didn’t really turn out, I think I messed up the dough somehow. Looking forward to giving these a go though.

  9. Gorgeous looking cookies – how can chocolate be bad! I suspect they are similar to or the same as Dorie’s World Peace Cookies that I made for TWD this week.

  10. Yup, this cookie is always a crowd pleaser. I make this a few times a year too! And I’m so glad to know now the recipe works well for big cookie too!

  11. Love that you ‘pimped your ride’ with these yummy chocolate chocolate cookies!
    I also made these week before last for a group and they were very well received and I will most definitely make them again;-)

  12. World Peace! Love those cookies….they’re always such a hit! Looks spectacular and love how they can live in the fridge/freezer! I will have to give your adaptation a try! Beautiful!

  13. I’ve made these and they really can’t be beat. Oh, that gives me an idea to turn these into ice cream sandwiches.

  14. I’m so in love with the world peace cookies. When I have announced guests I make them and I’ve got complimented so many times. So I will make this one and compare. Or I will make them both in the future!!

  15. These really look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

    Have a great weekend!

  16. They look fantastic! Love the colours in your pics!
    My type of cookie! Quick, easy and delicious!

  17. These look great! I loved Dorie’s World Peace Cookies. I may have to make these to see how they compare :-)

  18. I love this recipe. I just mixed up the dough earlier tonight, before I saw your post. They are a crowd pleaser, for sure. Great choice!

  19. Definitely trying this Dorie soon! Love your photo of the cocoa powder.

  20. these look great! go big or go home right??? *wink*

  21. Is the yield on this correct — twelve DOZEN cookies, as in 144 cookies? Just checking. I think I will halve this if it’s true :)

    • SoupAddict says:

      Holy cow! What a typo! This is definitely a case of my fingers and brain being out of synch.

      Brain: No, change “dozen” to “12″.

      Fingers: Right, I’m on it! (left arrow-left arrow-left arrow-left arrow-left arrow-left arrow-left arrow) Insert “12.” (Runs off to Facebook….)

      Thanks for the catch!

  22. Love the language and humor. Great post! :)

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