cocoa sables

This week’s post is going to be a short one. I started a new job in March and it has been keeping me very busy, to the point that French Fridays with Dorie is just about the only thing that gets me into the kitchen each week. And this week I did not spend any time in the kitchen at all because I was traveling, but I did manage to get the Cocoa Sables checked off a few weeks ago.

I am sad to say that these were not among our favorite recipes. Dorie is the one who actually introduced me to sables and I have made the classic recipe from her Baking book on several occasions. They are simple, buttery, and delicious. Maybe that’s why I had high expectations for the cocoa sables. I just expected more flavor and these didn’t really deliver. Maybe it was my cocoa powder, who knows.

Just one last quick note, despite my many efforts to trouble shoot this issue, I still have difficulty posting comments on some of the blogger hosted blogs which do not allow Name/URL comments. One week it works, the next week it doesn’t work at all, no matter how many times I try. Please know that I am reading and enjoying your lovely posts. I have so much fun with this group and genuinely enjoy seeing what you lovely ladies (and a few gentlemen) are up to each week.

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25 Responses to cocoa sables

  1. betsy says:

    I love the look of your sugary-edged cookies. Due to time constraints, I just made mine plain. Best to you on your new job. I hope it’s all you want it to be. Some weeks I feel that FFwD is the only thing that has me producing anything interesting from my kitchen.

  2. Cher says:

    I’m glad you’re still with us :-)
    I thought these were good enough, for a chocolate cookie. (If a chocolate cookie and an oatmeal cookie were sitting on a plate together, I would go for the oatmeal.) I did like how relatively simple these were, though.
    Nice job.

  3. Congrats on the new post! And, kudos for making these cookies in your busy schedule. They look great!

  4. Aw sorry you didn’t enjoy these very much – they look lovely! Congrats on the new job!!!!!

    (fyi, I am having trouble commenting on wordpress.com blogs – have to log in using my Twitter which I do not like to do. Something to do with my Gravatar account. It’s a known issue – just wanted to let you know in case you were getting less comments…)

  5. Ei says:

    Sorry you didn’t love these. They look good to me! Congrats on the new job. Hope you’re enjoying it, rather than ripping your hair out over it, or some healthy mixture of the two. :-)

  6. I feel you on having Dorie recipes be the only thing that bring us to the kitchen and to the blogs these days. I hope you are enjoying your new job! I might have to try the ‘regular’ sablés soon. Between Yummy Chunklet’s pictures and your glowing review, it seems that they are a must try.

  7. I made pink-edged cookies too, just not with sugar. I feel for you, trying to adjust your new job around your FFWD schedule (haha, that’s how it should be, no?). If you say those classic sables are better than these cocoa ones, I will have to try making them soon!

  8. Patty says:

    I’m sorry the cocoa sables weren’t stand outs for you, they sure look pretty and tempting!

  9. Kathy says:

    Rosa, Sorry these weren’t a hit for you…we really enjoyed them…but I’m a huge chocolate fan! The classic buttery sable sounds delicious and a must try for me in the future! Your photo of all the cookies in front of the window is beautiful and they look so yummy!

  10. dulceshome says:

    I didn’t get to these this week. Yours look delicious though. I thought it would be a great idea to have some in the freezer.

    I have the same issue with blogger comments. I feel bad when I’m not able leave comments as I too so much enjoy this group.

    Congrats on the new job!!!

  11. frolickingnightowl says:

    pretty pink sprinkles!!

  12. Susan says:

    Congratulations on the new job. There have been a few recipes I haven’t been thrilled about, but when I took the leftovers in to work, people went crazy over them – go figure. At least this was a quick one. Enjoy your weekend!

  13. Liz says:

    Hubby liked these a lot more than I did…not my favorite either! But my oldest took the leftovers to a party and they were devoured :) Congrats on the new job!!!

  14. I am seeing these sables everywhere and I love them more everytime – yours look sensational :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Colossal Caramel Peanut Monster Cookies

  15. Mary Hirsch says:

    I guess if you have to put more time in one of two things, you should probably lean more heavily on the new job. Dorie and we Doristas remain loyal! Congratulations on your new job and for getting the cookies made. Like you, I love cookies of any kind, but these were not my favorite. More me than the recipe, I think. That intense chocolate taste. Nice Post, however. Mary

  16. Oh the job comment systems drive me crazy and I trouble shoot the all the time. Congrats on your job. I am forever trying to balance the demands of mine with the drive to post something and stay connected through our food posts. I hope you can keep up with it..at least for FFwD. I enjoy your posts!

  17. The pink sprinkles are such a fun springy touch! I also have a real problem commenting on blogger posts no matter what computer I use! Oh well, I think all the Doristas are pretty cool and everyone understands that the technology doesn’t always let us do what we want.

  18. Erin E says:

    Good luck in your new job, that is exciting! I love the pink sprinkles, they are very springy!

  19. Karen says:

    My husband liked, but didn’t love these, and I think part of the reason was because he didn’t find them sweet enough. Even though you didn’t love them, I’m glad you found time to make them!

  20. I have been struggling with commenting on blogspot — it is frustrating!

    Congratulations on the new job.

  21. jora says:

    I went out and bought expensive cocoa powder, and I still wasn’t that impressed by the flavor of these. I much prefer classic sables.

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