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.