French Sables

by Koko on August 15, 2011 · 6 comments

in Baking, Cookies, Recipe

I love cookies. I guess that’s apparent if you read the blog, but I am a constant “treat” eater. I don’t think there is a day that goes by where I don’t have a little something to satisfy my sweet tooth. (Is this a bad thing? No….).

Chocolate Quakes and Sables

My mom has taught me the importance of making sure our freezer is packed with cookies/brownies/treats as a sort of back-up. Say I was going to lunch with a friend I haven’t seen in a while, I can easily put together a little box of goodies to bring along. Or if we have last minute company, dessert is handled. The freezer was running low recently, so we took to baking to refill.

Packages of cookies we can make in an instant

I had never heard of a sable before, but my mom who loves France couldn’t stop talking about how great these French butter cookies are. Sable means “sand” in French and the cookies have a sand-like texture (aka they are fine and crumbly). They tasted like a mix between shortbread and a cookie. They are so delicious and perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning (like I said, I love cookies anytime of the day). A tip for making these is that you have to be really careful with not over-handling your dough. I finished off mixing in the flour by hand to ensure that I didn’t over-mix. By not over-mixing, you get a perfect extremely fine crumb (the mark of a great cookie).


Even the bee likes theses sables!

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tina August 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm

can i move in to your house????

Pat Lyle August 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

Looks delicious!

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