DIY French Sable Recipe To Try At Home
Our favorite time of the year at OuiPlease is the perfect in-between season of fall. It’s the ideal mixture of cool enough to wear a comfy sweater but still warm enough to sit outside at restaurants. Another reason why we love fall is the tasty fall food! Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and of course homemade cookies! These cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and are so simple to make. The main ingredient? Butter. The French are no stranger to butter which makes the croissants, éclairs, macaroons, and cannelés so good. It is safe to say the French know how to make baked goods. Here is our favorite recipe for French Butter Cookies (or as the French call them sablés).
Our Favorite Serving Dishware
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar, 120 g
- 1/2 cup + 5 tbsp salted butter*, 200 g
- 3 egg yolks, separated
- 1 tsp vanilla extract, 4 ml
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, 280 g (extra for dusting work surface)
OuiPlease’s Must-have Kitchen Tools
- Preheat the oven to 375°F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Beat the butter and sugar together in a mixer on medium speed until they are light and fluffy – about 1 minute.
- Add 2 egg yolks and the vanilla extract, and mix on medium speed. Occasionally, scrape the sides of the bowl when needed. Add the flour in and mix on low speed just until the dough starts to clump together.
- Lightly flour a wooden board or counter and place the dough onto it. Use your hands to shape the dough into a big ball. Then sprinkle some flour on top of the dough before using a rolling pin to roll the dough out. If the dough starts sticking to your pin, sprinkle a pinch of flour on the dough and resume rolling. Continue rolling your dough out until it’s approximately 1/4″ thick.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies from the dough. To make cookies the traditional French way, use medium round cookie cutters that are 2.25″/5.75 cm. Use a sharp-edged spatula to transfer the cookie rounds onto the prepared baking sheet. Beat the remaining yolk in a small bowl. Use a cookie stamper or drag a fork down vertically on the cookie, then drag the fork across horizontally. Brush the tops of the cookies with the beaten egg yolk.
- Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, until they’re a deep golden color. Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Bon appétit!
Cookie Cutters Perfect for This Recipe
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Recipe Cred: https://www.monpetitfour.com/french-butter-cookies/
Photo Cred: wiveswithknives.net