December 8, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Sablés

Hey, lookie here! I finally made another Tuesdays with Dorie recipe (I had to take a break, because there were simply way too many sweets around here all the time)! This week's recipe was chosen by Barbara of Bungalow Barbara.

Sablés are delicate French shortbread cookies made with butter, sugar, egg yolks & flour. The dough, which is very crumbly, is shaped into logs & chilled before being cut & baked.

Dorie suggests brushing the logs with egg yolk & rolling them in decorating sugar before cutting, to create a colorful edge on each cookie. Instead, I cut the logs first (no egg wash) then gently pressed coarse sugar into the top of each cookie. I decorated some with peppermint-flavored red & white sprinkles and others with black & opal sugars.

Since I am still getting used to my new oven, which is actually registering hotter than it should, I slightly burned the first batch of cookies. The rest, luckily, turned out great!


Bungalow Barbara said...

Thank you for baking along with me this week!

Those are very pretty cookies! Maybe it's time for an oven thermometer -- I'm hoping to find one in my Christmas stocking myself.

KELLY said...

I do have an oven thermometer, but I'm still getting used to the new oven.

I baked the cookies for WAY less than the recipe said, yet they burned before I knew it! The second batch was better, because I kept my eye on them. :-)