Thursday, February 14, 2013

FFWD: Secret Valentine: Port Chocolate Sables

Secret Valentine Cookies
A great big THANK YOU to Gracie from Food Fascination  for these delicious and beautiful cookies.  The family  loved them.  I had to hurry up and take the picture before they were gone.  Check out Gracie's Blog.  You will love it.
Thanks again:)

Port Chocolate Sables

2 sticks (8 oz.) unsalted Butter
½ cup sugar
¼ cup confection sugar
½ tsp. salt

CREAM TOGETHER.  Blend well , turn speed to LOW, then
2 large egg yolks

MIX in by hand:
½ cup chopped and frozen, chocolate (I used Jacques Torres’ Bin 27 Port Chocolate)

2 cups all purpose flour

Drape a towel over the mixer, so you don’t get flour everywhere
MIX on LOW until the flour disappears into the dough.  Don’t overwork the dough.
Divide into 2 and roll into a 9 inch log.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut into ½ inch rounds, place on baking sheets, one inch apart, and bake for 17 – 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let the sables cool on the baking sheet before lifting them on to a rack.
Cool to room temperature.


Happy Valentine's Day Everyone


  1. Happy Valentine's Day Geri! Thank you so much for the Peanutty Fruit and Chocolate Chip Cookies! These Port Chocolate Sables sound delicious...looks like we will be getting some good recipes :-)

  2. Those look and sound delicious! Can't wait to try, thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. how lovely! Sables are really becoming a thing!

  4. These make for a very sophisticated Valentines day!

  5. I haven't looked at Gracie's Link yet but am wondering if these are Dorie's cookies - a recipe from her. Goodness, they look delicious. And, very, very French. Happy Valentine's Day, Geraldine. This was a fun project and, knowing Alice, we are in for many more. Enjoy your cookies.,

  6. They look fabulous - so glad you all enjoyed them! :)

  7. What a treat! My husband would love these. And, oh so French!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. I still have a hard time correctly pronouncing sable but I love to eat them! They look great!

  9. These look great. I was thinking there was port in the recipe, but I see it's port chocolate. Fascinating! Have a happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Geri, Such lovely cookies…Sables are a favorite of mine! The port chocolate sounds amazing! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  11. Yum! I totally approve of any cookies that contain port chocolate.

  12. Those cookies do look wonderful - and port chocolate, what's not to like there?

  13. Gosh, there was so much deliciousness crossing our country and beyond! These must have tasted wonderful! Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day, Geri :)