Sables, also known as a French Butter Cookie, is a classic French cookie originating in Normandy France. The name 'Sables' is French for "sand", which refers to the sandy texture of this delicate and crumbly cookie. The traditional shape is round with fluted edges and the tops of the cookies are usually brushed with an egg wash to make them shiny. The finishing touch, which makes them instantly recognizable, is to score a criss-cross pattern on the top of each cookie. The recipe that I used for my sables I borrowed from a blog of one of Lithuanian bloggers Sonatina( http://sonatinos-receptai.blogspot.com/search/label/Sausainiai). Check her website for more great cookie recipes!! I really loved it! However, the shape doesn't remind the traditional cookie, that's why it's Viennese Chocolate Sables.
What we need:
260 gr flour
5 table spoons of cacoa
250 gr of soft butter
100 gr of sugar powder
a pinch of salt
1 egg white ( lightly wisked)
half of tea spoon of baking powder
some more sugar powder for coating the cookies
What we have to do:
1. Mix the butter until it's feather light, add sugar powder, salt and cacoa, a pinch of baking powder, egg white. Mix it properly.
2. Add flour and mix it again.
3. Put the dough into confectionary bag and make W-shaped cookies.
4. Bake in 180C oven for 15-20 min.
5. Let it cool and sprinkle with sugar powder.