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    Sables (Norman Sugar Cookies)

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    1 hr 45 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    Chef Kate's Note:

    A classic sugar cookie found throughout Normandy, sometimes called a galette or petit beurre. Serve with fruit desserts.

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    1. 1
      Sift the flour and the sugar into a large bowl and add the butter, bit by but, mixing with an electric mixer or by hand.
    2. 2
      Continue mixing until the dough takes on a sandy consistency.
    3. 3
      Add four of the egg yolks, one by one, the salt and the vanilla, continuing to mix.
    4. 4
      Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
    5. 5
      Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
    6. 6
      Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4".
    7. 7
      With a cookie or biscuit cutter (or a small glass) cut out two inch circles and place on a lightly buttered cookie sheet.
    8. 8
      Mix the remaining egg yolk with the milk and, with a pastry brush, coat the top of each cookie.
    9. 9
      With the tip of a small knife, score 6 or 7 stripes on each cookie.
    10. 10
      Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
    11. 11
      Remove from oven, cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 22, 2009


      These are an elegant eggy cookie that needs to be worked quickly & kept chilled. I found the ones that were cut later a I went through the dough were not as texturally pleasing. Next time I'll use the old pastry cutter to cut in the dough to avoid any heat from machines. I will make again but break the dough into three disks (cutting one at a time) & keep a chilled plate to put my cutouts on to keep them chilled until baking. Their taste is wonderful! Thank you Chef Kate for a recipe that is worth the effort.

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    • on November 24, 2008


      Thanks for a great base recipe! I was looking for a plain sable I could add flavors to - this time I tried a tablespoon of miso paste, and it was great! I can't wait to try more.

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    • on June 05, 2008


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    Nutritional Facts for Sables (Norman Sugar Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (576 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 199.1
    Calories from Fat 87
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 99.3 mg
    Sodium 54.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 8.4 g
    Protein 3.3 g

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