Sunday, January 12, 2014

Biscuit Sablés/Eggless French Shortbread Biscuits

Sablé is a French shortbread biscuits, well known for their melt in mouth texture. This shortbread biscuits are quite famous all over France eventhough they origin is from Caen, a town from Normandy region.I had a chance to see how these shortbreads are baked during a trip to this town. Whenever you cross the industrial area where these shortbread companies are situated you will be definitely attracted by the smell of freshly baked sablés. Obviously i came back to Paris with enough boxes of these shortbread biscuits, my kids love this biscuits anytime and they love to munch with their bowl of hot chocolate for their breakfast, yes you can start your day with this buttery shortbreads.

The French word sable means sand, also this biscuit was created for the first time in a town called Sablé sur Sarthe few years ago, coz of the texture and the origin these biscuits are named as Sablé, however these biscuits are seriously very soft,delicate,buttery with a fantastic texture. A wonderful pair to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee when the weather is down outside. These sablés are prepared specially for the members of this month's Home Baker's Challenge, a baking event happening every month.Its 2nd sunday of the month and since i belong to a group of friends who blogs on sunday for the event Let's Brunch On Sundays am posting this biscuits.

2+1/2cups All purpose flour
1cup Softened Butter
1/2cup Powdered sugar
1/2tsp Vanilla extract
1tsp Milk or water

Beat the butter and sugar together until they turns light and fluffy.

Add in the vanilla extact,milk or water, beat for few minutes.

Now add the flour and mix well to form a smooth dough.

Roll the dough between two ungreased baking sheets and flatten slowly with a rolling pin.

Using a cookie cutter,cut the cookies from the rolled dough.

Transfer the unbaked cookies to a baking sheet lined over a baking tray.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Bake in medium rack for 15-18minutes or until set.

Cool the cookies on baking sheets.

Store in air tightened box.


  1. G'day! Once again Priya! Beautiful recipe and photo too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. These look fantastic priya .Lucky to see the baking in person ..

  3. Thanks for sharing this softy crispy biscuts, find the method as so easy...

  4. Nice and easy!!! I am going to give this a try!

  5. Happy New year to you. Biscuits ..i am grabbing one.

  6. Rich and delicious shortbread..

  7. Yummy and tempting cookies..perfectly baked

  8. Beautiful cookies aks :) love your presentation too so cute

  9. They looks so good and yumm. How are and i am sur eyou are hving loads of fun in India.

  10. Such a simple and great recipe..Biscuits look really inviting!

  11. It is been age I ve eaten sables. Looks perfect! Happy Pongal to you and your family!


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