Sables are French butter cookies from the northern part of France. They are usually citrus flavored and also go very well with a marmalade coating. Here the sables are turned into a savory treat through the addition of Parmesan cheese and fresh sage. This savory Sage-Parmesan shortbread has a very delicate crumb and makes for a wonderful appetizer to serve to your guests during the Holiday season or cocktail hour. They go very well together with some good red wine and olives. From My German Kitchen in the Rockies; inspired by Ina Garten. Note: These would be good made with fresh thyme, in place of the sage. Prep includes a 30 minute chill time.