Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins
Sablés are sometimes called French butter cookies. The name 'Sablé' is French for "sand", which refers to the sandy texture of this delicate and crumbly shortbread-like cookie. The cookie originated in Normandy hence the 'normandes'. 'À la cannelle' means literally "has cinnamon". So these are Cinnamon Cookies, and they are delicious! Notes: Hard-boiled eggs-Contrary to popular belief eggs should never be boiled they should instead be "simmered" for 12-15 minutes depending on the size of the egg Mixing-I highly suggest mixing using your hands, this will melt the butter and allow the mix to become dough Buttered Baking Sheet: Yes, you need to use real butter NOT cooking spray Rolling: I have gotten away with rolling individual balls and flattening them with a cup bottom but if you have time I suggest rolling them out These are some of my favorite cookies and they tend to disappear fast so I always make double. Plus these cookies can be made into any shape so they are great for holidays!
- 2 hard-boiled egg yolks
- 1 cup flour
- 7 tablespoons very soft butter
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Mash egg yolks in separate bowl.
- Mix together dry ingredients.
- Cut in butter.
- Add egg yolks to other ingredients.
- Knead dough until smooth.
- Shape into a flattened ball and wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness.
- Dip rim of cookie cutter(circular, 2" diameter recommended) in flour.
- Cut out cookies and arrange on buttered baking sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown.
- Remove immediately from baking sheet and let cool on wire racks.
- Bon apatite!