Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - Sables


Wow, two posts in one day. What is this world coming to? This post is about this week's TWD recipe, Sables. This one was chosen by Barbara of Bungalow Barbara and if you visit her blog you can see all the fun and colorful variations on this cookie that she did. Also, all the tips and directions she so graciously took time to type up. Thank you so much Barbara! I really enjoyed baking along with you this week!

These cookies were a breeze to put together. I made up the dough last night and chilled it till today. When I got ready to bake them, while the oven was preheating, I brushed the logs with egg yolk, sprinkled some raw sugar over them, sliced them and put them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Into the oven they went, and after about 16-17 minutes I had the most perfect looking shortbread cookies I have ever baked. Golden brown around the edges, with the sparkle of sugar. I (barely) waited for them to cool and then tried one.

Fabulous!!! Tender, buttery, melt in your mouth goodness. My hubby said that except for the fact they were missing pecans, they were as good, if not better than the elves cookies. I'll take that as a compliment as I think the elves cookies are pretty good. These are definitely better, and with as easy as they are to put together, you can have a cookie jar of these on hand anytime. I did not try any of the variations, but know that I will in the future. Pecans, chocolate shavings, lemon, orange, cinnamon, just to mention a few.  I see that many of the other TWD bakers did play around with the recipe. You should check out all the different cookies you can have with this one simple recipe.

20 comments:

  1. Your cookies do look perfect. And delicious. I couldn't get enough of these.

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  2. Girl, you have been baking up a storm. And I'll bet these cookies smelled wonderful while baking.

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  3. Your cookies look great!! They really are perfect cookie jar cookies! I thought these were delicious and so easy to bake up!

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  4. Your cookies are so round and perfectly plump. And you have a whole jar of them! Well done.

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  5. I love how gorgeous and tempting your cookies look in that jar! Looking at them makes me wish I had more. :>

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  6. Susan, your cookies look perfect! Love the golden brown sugar. These were delicious-- I , too, tried these right out of the oven--couldnt wait for them to cool!

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  7. These look wonderful! The pictures made my mouth water!

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  8. These were good weren't they. I love your Christmassy cookie display!

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  9. Your sables look lovely, I love the festive photo. These were really quite delicious, weren't they? Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :o)

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  10. Wow, better than the elves? LOL those WERE good. and I'll bet they would be delish with pecans. They seem so versatile.

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  11. I always did love those elves' cookies...I like your suggestion on my blog of snagging one every time I walk by.

    Working on it...working on it.

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  12. your cookies look a lot more like the ones in the book than mine do - so pretty! mine seemed to spread a little bit

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  13. Your cookies look as delicious as they are. The photos are great. Enjoy your holiday cooking.

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  14. Thank you for baking along with me this week!

    I'm glad you liked these!

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  15. Your cookies look fantastic! I want to try some of the variations too.

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  16. I thought that the basic recipe might be too plain. I see that I was mistaken! Gotta give it a try, because these look wonderful.

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  17. Your sliced log looks perfect! Gooood cookies! Good to know even the "plain" ones are so good!

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  18. The cookies look great, I love the festive holiday background. Your husband may be on to something: I think some crushed pecans would be yummy in these!

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  19. Lovely, beautifully formed Sables! I could munch on one now.

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  20. Your picture is making me drool....I wanna go make more!! They were SO good!

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Please let me know what you think. I love to hear from other bakers.