Absolutely perfect for December! And better yet, a sable! We had plenty of options to play around with this very basic recipe. The hardest part about this recipe for me was deciding what to do. I knew I wanted my sables to be festive.
What type of sables did I make? So I went with Dorie's spice variation. It has a combination of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. The dough was delicious as well as the finished cookie.
What I liked most about these cookies? I chose to roll them in a mix of sweet and salty! I use raw sugar, green decorator's sugar and fleur de sel! Oh my! This really makes an impact. It's subtle and oh-so-satisfying. Each cookie has a variation of the amount of sweet and salty and I love that!
My notes: I halved the recipe. I made sure to chill these overnight and I think that is what I will try to do from now on with chilling cookies. I really believe that 12 hours is better than 3 for sables! I absolutely love this type of cookie. It reminded me of how much I loved Dorie's other shortbread-style cookies like her world peace cookies and coconut butter thins! I can't wait to try her other recipes and different variations on this cookie. I'm for sure trying a savory version next!
Head on over to Barbara's blog, Bungalow Barbara for the recipe. You can also find it on pages 131-133 in Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Also check out my fellow baker's blogs. They are sure to make you smile because there are some great variations like rosemary and Parmesan, almond and chocolate and citrus blends!
Next week: Cafe Volcano Cookies (I've already made them and I loved them so check back soon!)