My F&W
quick save (...)
Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Cookies
© Quentin Bacon

Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Cookies

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30 MIN Plus Chilling
  • SERVINGS: Makes about 40 cookies
  • MAKE-AHEAD

This is Jacques Torres's recipe for sablés, a classic French butter cookie with a sandy, crumbly texture (sablé means "sandy")—though this fabulously dense version is actually more like shortbread.

  1. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  5. 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  6. 2 tablespoons cold milk
  7. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 1 large egg white
  9. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  1. In a food processor, pulse the flour, cocoa and salt. Add the butter and process until sandy, about 3 minutes. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla extract and process until a firm dough forms. Transfer the dough to 2 sheets of plastic wrap and form into two 7-inch logs, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until very firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350° and position racks in the upper and lower thirds. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat the egg white in a small bowl. Sprinkle the granulated sugar in a 7-inch square on a sheet of wax paper. Brush the logs with the egg white and roll in the sugar, pressing to help it adhere. Cut the logs into 1/4-inch slices and transfer to the baking sheets, about 1/2 inch apart. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, until just firm to the touch; shift the sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through for even baking. Transfer the baking sheets to racks to cool.
Make Ahead The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(5)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.