Cocoa Sables


Crisp, buttery cocoa sables that are not too sweet, but very flavorful and easy to make!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
7 dozen


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Beat softened butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until the mixture looks like overwhipped whipped cream. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract; mix well. Add dry ingredients. Use a spatula to mix them in until evenly moistened.

  3. Divide the dough into thirds or quarters and knead a little bit on a large sheet of waxed paper. Gather into a ball, then shape into a 1 1/2-inch cylinder or square tube. Wrap up with the waxed paper, pushing in the sides so that the tube is evenly thick from left to right. Repeat with remaining dough.

  4. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  6. Slice dough into 1/4-inch thick cookies with a sharp knife. Arrange on the baking sheets, spacing them 1/2 inch apart.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before eating.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

29 Calories
2g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 84
Calories 29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 8mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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