Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TWD: Sables...How Could I Not?

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)

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Stephanie said...

I was so thrown off by the yolks part too. I read the recipe a few times to make sure I didn't miss anything.

Because I think these cookies are easy to make, I say you keep this batch for yourself and make another to share :)

Susan said...

Everytime I walk past the cookie jar I snag another one. While they would make great gifts, all wrapped up with a pretty ribbon, I just don't think that is going to happen. :)

Unknown said...

Your sables look wonderful! Great photos. These were a real hit in my house as well. Definitely keep a batch for yourself! :)

Hindy said...

Give them away. I can feel all the ones I ate yesterday sliding down to my hips.
Lovely photos!

Jessica said...

These are my favorites too! They are sooo yummy and so pretty! You don't have to share them... I won't judge. :)

Anonymous said...

Gosh these look tasty! My husband would go nuts for them. I'm going to try them.

Bungalow Barbara said...

Thank you for baking along with me this week!

I'm with Stephanie -- make another batch to share! That's what I'm going to do!

Glad you liked them.

Pamela said...

LOL. I thought I missed something too, when I saw the egg wash instructions. I was like, "what yolk??" Your cookies look lovely. Great picture.

Valerie Gamine said...

Don't share these! There are too speical to be given away and it's perfectly fine to be greedy now and then. :)

Your cookies only make me wish I had more.