Grandmother’s French Butter Cookies
A traditional French sweet treat.
gr (1 ½ cups)
gr (1 ½ sticks)
gr (1/3 cup)
Melt the butter and set aside.
Mix the sugar with the egg yolk until you get a wet crumbly mixture.
Add the flour until you get a dry sandy texture.
Add the melted butter and stir until the dough sticks together (do not over mix).
Chill the dough 1 hours or until firm, or not! I never have the patience
Take a pinch of dough and form a 1” ball that you place on a lightly buttered cookie sheet.
Flatten each cookie to ¼” with the flat bottom of a glass, or a cookie stamp as I did.
If they stick, lightly flour the dough rather than oiling like I did!
Bake at 375F (190C) for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
If you want a more even look, try shaping the dough into a cylinder in plastic wrap and chilling thoroughly before slicing and baking.
By the way, “sable” also means sand – the texture you get from mixing the butter, sugar, flour, and egg yolk.
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