Yet again, it's been a while, but when I saw it was sables, really: how could I not? First off: simple. Second off: My. Favorite. Cookie. Ever.
I truly had to say to myself: Okay, I'll go write about these after just one more.
These are melt in my mouth (haven't decided to share them yet, so maybe they will be melt in someone else's mouth) good. I didn't just follow Dorie's directions, I studied them and when I added the flour, I sang to myself: sandy, sandy, sandy (as instructed by Dorie). They rested about 4 hours before I cut and baked...and? They are just superb.
(Did I miss something, though? The egg yolk to wash the logs with before you sugar them? I don't see that on the ingredient list, it just appears...I briefly worried I added one too many yolks to the batter, but she does say: add yolks, plural...)
I don't think these can be improved upon, although I am so going to try the chocolate pepper shortbreads a page or two ahead of these...
So. Do I give them away? Or eat them all up? I know what I SHOULD do...I just don't want to.
(some got red sugah)