Friday, March 23, 2012

French Friday with Dorie: Cocoa Sables

DELICIOUS PARISIAN CHOCOLATE BUTTER COOKIES
In 1 more hour it won't be Friday...I'm trying to hurry.  Just made these cookies and doing this quick post.  Tomorrow we celebrate Hubby's and No. 2 Son's birthdays...party day at my house.  I'm busy baking birthday cakes and other foods, cleaning, doing the yard, getting my hair done, shopping...........so, sorry I'm late with getting my blog up to date.

For these cookies I chopped 72% dark chocolate and added twice the amount...it's my favorite part.  Just for fun I rolled the pre-cut longs in sugars or chopped nuts.  I doubled this recipe and will use these cookies for our party.  Hubby did taste them and agrees with me that they are chocolaty goodness.

Then, for the the kiddies, I baked a double recipe of Vanilla Sable cookies which were rolled in sugars or sprinkles and then topped with ganache and "Easter eggs."  These are also wonderful butter cookies.  Found Dorie's recipe and write up in the current issues of Fine Cooking, the magazine that has "The Secrets to Lemon Meringue Pie" on the front cover.  The flour to butter ratio makes them a little less dense, I like the way the chocolate variety baked better.  But they are all tasty and I"m sure the family will enjoy munching on them tomorrow at our party.

DORIE'S VANILLA SABLES FROM the APR/MAY FINE COOKING MAGAZINE
I did take a few minutes to look through many of your posts.  I will go back and comment on your wonderful baking, but probably not until Monday.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

16 comments:

  1. Very nice, Kris!

    My brother & niece share a birthday, too. Have a wonderful time with your family!

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  2. Krissy, I hope you have a great time today with all your family and friends. They will go crazy for these cookies!

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  3. Easter-themed sables, how gorgeous are your cookies! Hope you're having a gorgeous weekend :)

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  4. I like the Easter egged ones and the ones rolled in nuts. Both are creative and fun ideas!

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  5. Just under the wire but certainly lovely and fun! Is it nearly Easter already? Wow.

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  6. Kris, Both of your versions are beautiful! I love how you did the Easter Nests….so cute! Happy Birthday to everyone in your house and enjoy your weekend!

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  7. How fun - love the Easter themed cookies.
    Hope everyone had a great birthday!

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  8. Both varieties of your cookies look great , especially the cute vanilla ones. Hope the birthday boys enjoyed their day today.

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  9. All beautiful, your kitchen must smell like a bakery;-)

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  10. Great ideas! I think a chocolate version of the Easter ones will appear on my dessert table.

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  11. You are truly an amazing woman, Kris. How do you find the time and energy? What a great idea to roll the sables in the nuts and I just love the ones you made for the kids. They looks so pretty and sparkly and perfect for Easter.

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  12. Such pretty sables; so fresh & springy looking!

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  13. I have been really good and haven't bought any Cadbury Mini Eggs this Easter season but your cutie little cookies might push me over the edge. I think I need them. Hope the party was fun!

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