Sugared Sables 

There are cookies and there are cookies. This one, though, should have been named buttery sables. It simply melts in your mouth, which is not surprising considering the amount of butter added. But it’s so worth it because you get such goodness rarely and it must be enjoyed. Christmas time after all!

It’s a sweet, simple recipe to cookie heaven from the book, ‘500 Cookies: The only cookie compendium you will ever need’. It is recommended to have these with some dessert wine.

So here goes –

Makes 35-40 cookies


All purpose flour                            3 1/4 cups

Confectioner’s sugar                    1 1/2 cups

Butter, at room temperature      1 1/4 cups

Vanilla extract                                2 tsp

Raisins (optional)                          1/2 cup

Egg white                                         1

Coarse sugar                                   2 tbsp

  • Sift flour and the confectioner’s sugar in a bowl
  • Add the butter and mix well.
  • Add the vanilla and raisins
  • Knead the dough lightly until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 4
  • Roll each part of the dough to a log of 1 1/2 inch wide.
  • Refrigerate till the dough gets firm (around 1 hour)
  • Preheat the oven to 190C
  • Grease 2 baking trays or line them with parchment paper
  • Take out the dough and cut each log into 1/4 inch sized slice.
  • Bake them for 10-12 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack
  • Enjoy!


This is my entry for the Cooking from Cookbook Challenge hosted by Srivalli.

This is part of the
Bake-a-thon 2015 



8 Comments Add yours

  1. Priya says:

    Sables looks very buttery and dangerously addictive.

  2. they do look so buttery – must just melt in the mouth

  3. alkajena says:

    This melt in the mouth cookies looks so beautiful

  4. Nalini says:

    Mouth melting sables, looks delicious..

  5. sapana says:

    Very delicious looking cookies.

  6. usha says:

    Sables do look butter and must have tasted heavenly.

  7. Pavani says:

    Wow, those cookies look like they’ll melt in the mouth. So yummy!!

  8. Srivalli says:

    Sables look so soft and nicely baked!..good one..

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