Each time we visit my parents up north, we head into the city so we can stop at the Ferry Building on our way out of town. We sip on Blue Bottle coffee and meander around all of the special stores, where we always finish with a trip to Miette, a cheerful bakery with charming desserts. My favorites are their Chocolate Sables (recipe here) - petite cookies with the most complex chocolate flavor. As a surprise this past week, my parents sent me the new Miette cookbook and, of course, I flipped right to the page so I could make them myself. They were remarkably close to the originals (though I opted to use a scalloped edge cookie cutter) and they reminded me of foggy mornings spent in San Francisco.