Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I don't know about you but I love me a nice buttery sugary cookie. If it melts in your mouth then it will no doubt be tops on my list. So naturally, I was quite eager to make this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection by Barbara of Bungalow Barbara
Once the butter is softened, this cookies are a cinch to make. And to make the process even better, you can make these a few days in advance. Simple take out of the fridge and roll in the sugar when you are ready.
I didn't have any colored sugar so I had to use plain granulated sugar instead. This was one of those times that I wished I had picked up a pastry brush when I saw them in the store. Because I didn't have one, I had to use a spoon to get the egg wash on the outside of the cookie log. I may have gotten it a little thicker than it should have been because I had some clumps that didn't get smoothed out completely. That caused a problem when the cookies baked. Some of the edges looked a little eggy. Fortunately, that part seemed to crumble off for the most part when I lifted them off the cookie sheet.
I went with the spiced option that Dorie gives. While I am sure they are just perfectly delicious without any extra flavors, I am so glad I went with the spiced. It wasn't an overwhelming spice flavor. It was just enough to get a hint of cinnamon and make you think its holiday time. Definitely a great cookie that I will make again. Now to decide if I want to take in the rest of the cookies to work...hmmm...
To see more version of the Sables, check out the TWD blogroll. To get this recipe, see Barbara at Bungalow Barbara or page 131-133 in Baking.