Oh boy oh boy oh boy! I've never actually made this type of cookie before, but I sure do love to eat them! As I bit into one to taste-test, I was instantly reminded of the yummy shortbread cookies in those big blue tins you can get almost anywhere this time of year. Crisp, buttery, sweet with a bit of crunch from the sugar adorned rims. Yes, most delicious! Would I make them again...undecided. Maybe if I make a batch using Dorie's suggestions for Playing Around. Maybe then they wouldn't seem so commercial, I guess.
This photo is just to show you that putting cookies in the oven right before leaving to pick up your daughter from school is not the best idea. Wouldn't you know, Murphy's Law was in effect and it took her EXTRA long to get out of the school...groan. So, here you see what NOT to do. They still tasted good, though. To that I cannot complain. These Sables were incredibly easy to put together and required very little fussing. I'm grateful for that. I really enjoy the cookies that are minimal fuss and maximum flavor!
If you're interested in this recipe, you can find it in Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours or you can visit the blog site of our host for this recipe Barbara of Bungalow Barbara.