May 14, 2011 11:30 AM
Garabato or Scribbles Cookies
POSTED IN: TV Show Recipes , Pati's Mexican Table
TAGS: butter , chocolate , cookies , EP107 , garabato , mexican , scribbles
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Galletas Garabato con Chocolate
Makes about 16 to 18 cookies

1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for chocolate filling
2 eggs, at room temperature
4 cups all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

In a mixer, at medium-high speed beat the butter until soft. Add the 1/2 cup sugar and keep on beating until fluffy. One by one, add the eggs until well combined. Lower the speed to low, and add the flour half a cup at a time, along with the salt, thoroughly mixed. Remove from the mixer, turn into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate anywhere from 1/2 hour to overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly dust all-purpose flour on your countertop and roll out the dough to about 1/4" thickness. Cut circles of about 3" round. Place them in a buttered and floured cookie sheet. Bake anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes or until they appear lightly tanned. Let them cool on a cooling rack.

In a saucepan over low heat, combine the cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and the chopped chocolate. Stir constantly, until the chocolate is well dissolved. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

Once the cookies and chocolate filling have cooled, add a couple tablespoons of chocolate on top of half the cookies. Top with another cookie without pressing down on it. Then with a spoon or fork, drizzle more chocolate on top of the cookies, making your own scribble designs.

Once the cookies are set, you may cover and refrigerate. I love them cold!


The directions say to add the salt with the flour but there is no salt in the ingredient list. How much salt is required?

Laura B. | May 15, 2011 4:45 PM

Hey Laura,
Thanks for noticing! The recipe calls for a pinch of salt. Hope you had fun scribbling!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Laura B. | May 17, 2011 4:20 PM

Pati,can I ask,de cual parte de Mexico bienen tus familiares,
y si puedes aser un chocoflan o un pastel de tres leches.?
I would like to kno:)

Edith | May 21, 2011 12:27 PM

My daughter made the cookies for us this weekend. They were so good. I only discovered your show on KLRN here in San Antonio afew weeks ago and now I look forward to it every week.

Michael B | May 23, 2011 1:36 PM

Good Afternoon from Montreal

Just started watching your show this past month - have not tried the cookies yet but I know I will enjoy them with my friends.

Keep on cooking on PBS

Shirley Ann | June 30, 2011 12:15 PM

i love to learn new recipes i didint want to stop writing the recipes until i was done

ariana bates | August 24, 2011 2:21 AM

:) Thank you so much!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from ariana bates | August 25, 2011 10:19 PM

I just discovered your cooking show on PBS. I have a Mexican heritage and I feel like I am in the kitchen with my mother once again. You have such a kind teaching manner. I watched the one about the Mexican picnic and I hope to view many more.

Debbie | March 2, 2012 11:09 PM

Thank you for your sweet comment Debbie! It's an honor to hear that the show makes you feel like your mother's in the kitchen with you :)

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Debbie | March 7, 2012 3:12 PM

Love your show.... just found it here in Des Moines, Iowa! you cook with such compassion, it comes out in your show!!! thanks for the fun and exciting recipes that i am going to start making!!!! i love new cooking adventures!!!! thanks Patti!

Brian | July 21, 2012 8:38 PM

Pati thank you. I love your show I am from Puerto Rico my husband for Mexico not sure of his small town but i truly love your recipes i use them quit often keep up your great cooking. from my family in Rochester New York Thank You!

Angie R | December 2, 2012 4:16 PM

Angie, Thank you so much to you and your family for watching and trying the recipes!!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Angie R | December 3, 2012 11:27 AM