Sables (Norman Sugar Cookies)

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 1hr 45mins




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