I’ve decided to run a back-to-school theme all this week on my blog and what better way to kick this off than with a little lesson? 😉
When I was studying French, we were taught about many little French customs including le goûter. Essentially le goûter is the time when kids have an afternoon snack after coming in from school. The idea is that they sit down together and enjoy a little treat that will keep them happy until dinnertime (which, in France, often isn’t served ’til at least 7pm!).
I love the idea of this ritual and I think chocolate chip shortbread cookies would be a pretty good option for le goûter. Freshly baked and served warm (or even at room temperature), these would be irresistible to school-kids and grown-ups alike.
I used this recipe and made these today. I’ll admit that I did accidentally leave them in the oven a few minutes too long so they’re a bit more crisp and golden than they should be. Trust me though, they still taste delicious! They’re rich and buttery, a perfect accompaniment to hot drinks and if they’re not all eaten for le goûter, they can be slipped in to lunch-boxes the next day for an extra special treat!