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TWD – Sables


Thank you to

Barbara at Bungalow Barbara 

for chosing this week’s delicious recipe:


(pronounced:  Saw-blaes)

Please visit Barbara’s blog

or purchase Dorie Greenspan’s wonderful cookbook: 

“Baking From My Home to Yours”

 at Amazon.com.


This week’s selection is definitely one of the best cookies I have ever baked. These Sable cookies are tender, light and oh so buttery.  These cookies are “melt-in-your-mouth” good!

I read the entire page in Dorie’s book on how to make a light and delicate shortbread cookie, and the instructions were worth the read. 

I used two sticks of butter right at room temperature, but didn’t allow the butter to get so soft that it was greasy.

I added the granulated sugar, confectioner’s sugar, salt and mixed together just until blended.

Next came the two cups of flour, added all at once and mixed only until blended.  The mixture was still crumbly and did not incorporate the flour on the sides of the bowl.

I placed the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and rolled it up into a log.  The dough was then placed into the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning, I took the dough from the refrigerator and basted it with an egg wash, which consisted of one egg yolk. 

Next came the coarse sugar!  It sparkles!

I sprinkled this sparking sugar onto the egg-washed cookie log. 

I then sliced the log into 1/4-inch slices and placed onto a silpat mat.

And then into a preheated 350 degree oven for about 17 minutes.

I took the cookies from the oven and waited a couple of minutes to allow them to cool a bit before placing them onto a cooling rack.

I could hardly wait to taste one!  I bit into a light and delicate and buttery cookie that melted in my mouth. 

These cookies are wonderful and would be a part of a great combination with a cup of hot tea. Or, enjoy these cookies with friends while playing cards or mah jong.

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