Baking in the sun: cocoa sables

The recipe for French Fridays with Dorie this week was cocoa sables, and much as I enjoy a good chocolate cookie, I wasn’t sure if I’d get this one done, what with the heat in my kitchen already cranking up, even before the oven was turned on. In the end, however, the sables were perfect for today.  Dorie’s recipe notes that a sable is meant to be a “sandy” cookie, and we obliged today, heading to the beach for the first trip of this season.

Of course, I didn’t get beach photographs, but I did take a few of Gorilla Girl and Monkey Man, along with Grandmother and Daddy, on the carousel, which is located steps from the beach.  It was just about as perfect a day as they come, and while Gorilla Girl played at the water’s edge, Monkey Man chased the seagulls.As for the sables, well, they weren’t quite as sandy as I expected, and the sweetness was subtle, along with the cocoa flavor.  I enjoyed the subdued sweetness, and Gorilla Girl noted that these cookies are perfect with a cold glass of milk.  My preference, of course, is with a nice hot cup of Joe, even on a beachy, sandy, warm and windy day.

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17 Responses to Baking in the sun: cocoa sables

  1. They look perfect! Good job!

  2. Sounds like a great day! I love the picture of the cookies with the window in the background. Very pretty!

  3. Look great! I loved the flavor complexities!

  4. Cher says:

    Ah, trip to the beach. Sounds heavenly 🙂

  5. I bet these tasted great with cold milk! Yum!

  6. Ei says:

    Sounds like a fun day! I agree that these were perfect with a glass of milk. I didn’t think to eat them for breakfast with my coffee. ha!

  7. Kathy says:

    A wonderful day at the beach with cookies and cold milk….sounds perfect! I also love your photo with the forsythia in the background! Cookies look beautiful!

  8. This weather is crazy isn’t it? I think it’s wild that we are already not wanting to turn our ovens on in March! Looks like you had a really fun family day and your cookies look chocolate-y delicious!

  9. Teresa says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day! Your cookies look like they turned out beautifully.

  10. I love your cookies, they came out simply love 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Colossal Caramel Peanut Monster Cookies

  11. betsy says:

    What a nice picture of your family enjoying the day. I love the top photo of the cookies with the forsythia in the background. What a hot spring it’s been.

  12. Marie says:

    Fortunately, they were just as good with a cup of joe as with a glass of milk.

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