Flowery Vanilla Sable Cookies

I love these darling little cookies.  They are delicate and sweet and you can really deck them out or leave them simple, making them perfect for tea time.  I decorated these cookies with white chocolate (which is tinted orange) and placed a dark chocolate chip in the center.  They go perfectly with my Easter basket seen here, but they are so versatile that I see them fitting in just about any theme you want it too!

I pulled the recipe from French Food About.Com:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Egg wash:
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons water

Preparation:

In a medium bowl mix the flour and baking powder and set aside. In large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix in the dry ingredients until a smooth dough forms.

Form the dough into a disk shape or 2-inch diameter log. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare the egg wash by beating together the egg white and 2 teaspoons of water.

Roll out the disk of dough to ¼-inch thickness, and cut out the sables using a 2-inch fluted cookie cutter. If using a log of cookie dough, slice it crosswise into ¼-inch thick coins. Brush the sables with the egg wash, and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned around the edges. Cool the sables for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

This vanilla sables recipe makes 2 to 3 dozen cookies.

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