Sables (French butter cookies)
Added by Maria Sorokina | Tue 29 Mar 2011 @ 03:34
I love making cookies since I was a little girl helping my mother in the kitchen. I have dozens of favorite cookies recipes. But sometimes I love to bake plain French sablés. Just to have a plate of them on my table when come to the kitchen for a cup of tea.
200 gr flour
100 gr icing sugar
pinch of salt
tea spoon vanilla sugar (optional)
In a food processor mix together the flour, sugar, salt, vanilla sugar (if using) and chopped cold butter. The mixture should resemble fine bread crumbs.
Add the egg and mix again. Scrap the butter out to the table and quickly mix with your hands to get even texture. Shape into a sphere, place in a plastic bag and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Roll the pastry around 4 mm thick. Cut out the shapes you like and place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Gather the leftover pastry and repeat.
Bake at 200C for some 8-10 minutes. The cookies should just start getting golden on the sides. Take out and chill on a wire rack. But make sure to snack at least one while it\'s still warm.