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Food Time: Chocolate Sable Cookies

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Oh, Cookies!
I love you, even more so when you include super dark chocolate and salt. Contrasting flavours FTW!

When there’s nothing sweet to munch on in the house, and you need a little something to go along with your tea or coffee – you should make these. Sables are a french cookies with a dough that has the texture of sand, and a crunchy-melt-in-your-mouth effect when baked. All in all, 10/10 would recommend. the original recipe called for dark chocolate – but me? I’m a rebel so I went for 70% dark chocolate for that extra bitter kick.

What are you waiting for? Get baking!

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Super Dark Chocolate Sable Cookies

adapted from Smitten Kitchen; makes about 40 cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
115 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
100 grams 70% dark chocolate, finely grated. (I suggest sticking it in the fridge)

To Make:

Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking soda into a bowl, mixing them all together.
Cream butter, sugar and salt with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolk and vanilla, beating until combined, then scrape the sides down.
Add flour/cocoa mixture and grated chocolate together. Mix until just combined.

Place dough onto a plastic wrap, wrap it up and chill in fridge for about 30 to 45 minutes.

Heat oven to 175 C/350 F degrees.
On a floured surface, roll dough gently — it will  crumbly, so flatten it slightly with each roll — until the dough is 1cm thick.
Cut into squares or what have you and lay ton a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 2 cm apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Leave on baking sheets out of the oven for a couple minutes before very carefully transferring them to cooling racks. They’ll be fragile until they cool.

Sprinkle some more salt on top for fun.

Enjoy the wonderfulness with your tea/coffee!

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