Chocolate Sablés with Juniper Sugar


February 9, 2017

Sablé is a French round shortbread biscuit created for the first time in the late 17th century. The French word Sablé means "sand" and by rubbing cold butter into flour and sugar forms particles of dough resembling sand.

Now you have had your history lesson, wouldn't these biscuits make a beautiful gift? Or just eat them all yourself, they are so yummy!

Find Juniper Sugar on our website for a limited time, our Valentines Day 2017 special to our customers!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1 1/2 cups Plain Flour

1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

2/3 cup Pure Icing Sugar

240 g Unsalted Butter, at room temperature

1 Large egg yolk

1/2 tsp Fine sea salt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Juniper Sugar


1Mix the butter in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until soft. Add in the sugar and cocoa powder and mix well. Add the egg yolk and the vanilla and combine. Finally add the flour and mix until just combined.

2Place the mixture onto a piece of baking paper, use the paper to form a log. Chill the dough until firm, at least 2 hours. Once firm, roll the log in the Juniper Sugar then cut into slices. Place the slices about 2cm apart on lined baking trays. Sprinkle with extra sugar if you like.

3Bake in a 180c oven for about 10 minutes or until the biscuits start to darken around the edges. Let them cool on the baking trays and store in an airtight container.


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