Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sables - not too sweet - from Mona!

Here is the recipe for Mona's butter cookies. You can reduce the amount of sugar, try experimenting till you find the amount you like. These are also good with a simple lemon glaze or any icing for that matter.

Mona's Sable Cookies
1 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter
2/3 c Sugar
2 Egg yolks
2 c Flour
1 Egg yolk plus 1 teaspoon
-water; beaten


1. Fit processor with steel blade. Process the butter and sugar until
creamy. Add the 2 egg yolks and mix for 30 seconds. Add half the flour and
process until smooth. Add remaining flour and process until blended. Wrap
dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 2 to 4 hours.

2. Keep dough in the refrigerator until ready to use, and then roll only a
third at a time on a very well-floured board. Roll about 1/8-inch thick.
Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters, or a biscuit cutter, and
transfer immediately onto a buttered baking sheet. Keep the cut cookies
chilled until you have finished cutting all the dough.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Brush the top of each cookie with
yolk-and-water glaze; sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes,
until cookies are pale golden. Remove to rack and cool.

NOTES : When we make this cookie we frequently use less sugar then called for...you decide. It can be a butter cookie that Mona occasionally puts a lemon glaze on top...also very good.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Thank you ! I hope to try them this week.

I'm glad you virtually visited me...down south where the snow is rare. ;-)