Happy Holidays!

The senses. It’s how we remember trips, experiences, special occasions, etc.

The holiday season is always busy and I wanted to share a recipe with you that reminds me of the holidays. And is a reminder to take time and enjoy the sweet things in life.

This recipe showcases one of my favorite flavor combinations of the holidays – orange and chocolate.

I hope you enjoy it and may your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and joy!

Chocolate Orange Sablé Cookies (36 cookies)

  • 1 ¼ cup softened salted butter or vegan butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk or Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer (1 1/2 tsp Gluten Free Egg Replacer + 1 Tbsp Water)*
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 2 cups 1 to 1 gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-4oz bar of unsweetened baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 orange
  • 2- 4oz bars of semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • Fleur de Sel

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and orange extract and beat until combined. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients into wet and mix until fully combined. Mix in the bar of finely chopped baking chocolate.

Divide mixture into 2 and roll into 10” long logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in freezer for 1 hour (until firm).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut ½” thick slices and place on parchment lined sheet about 2” apart. Bake 13 minutes and allow to cool on trays.

Place 1.5 bar worth of finely chopped semisweet baking chocolate in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Mix and repeat until the chocolate is fully melted. Add remaining chocolate and mix until shiny and smooth.

Dip half of each cookie in the chocolate and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with orange zest and sea salt. Let cookies chill in the fridge until chocolate sets. Then enjoy, maybe with a cup of delicious earl grey tea!

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for about 5 days.

*Or preferred egg yolk replacement