08 December 2009

TWD: Brown Sugar-Almond Sables

I love cookies.  There is a special place in my heart for buttery shortbready cookies.  They are so simple, so versatile, and always so good.

So I was excited about today's TWD selection.  The original recipe is for plain butter sables, but Dorie suggests several variations, including a savory one with Parmesan.  I decided to do a little playing around myself, making brown sugar almond sables by subbing in brown sugar and almond meal.

As is my usual wont, I made a 1/2 recipe.  It took me all of about 15 minutes to toss together.  My dough was kind of wet and creamy, but with the help of my trusty silpat and some Saran Wrap, I got my 9-inch roll of dough in the fridge.

Took it out after a couple days, and it sliced perfectly into 1/2 inch rounds.  I didn't do the extra sugar coating because I don't really care for sugar sprinkles.  Mine got a little extra brown around the edges, but I didn't care.  They are SO YUMMY!  Crispy around the edges, tender in the middle and super buttery (but not oily).  A definite make-again.  These are competing with the spice cookies as my fave TWD assignment so far. 

Want to make some yourself?  Barbara's got the recipe.  Next week:  more cookies!


Flourchild said...

Your cookies look great and I agree with you these were so Yummy!

Anonymous said...

The brown sugar & almond combination sounds delicious! They look great.

Bungalow Barbara said...

Thank you for baking along with me this week!

Brown sugar and almond, what a great idea!

miss kate said...

Thanks, y'all!


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