Les Sablés

Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 hard-cooked egg yolks
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • ¼ pound butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Cook eggs and cool. Preheat oven to450 degrees. Put flour in mixer bowl. Add sugar, rind, butter and salt. Sieve the yolks into these ingredients. Mix into a dough. Chill dough 1 hour.
  2. Sprinkle work area with flour. Place dough on flour and sprinkle top of dough with more flour. Roll dough ⅛ inch thick. Cut into 4-inch cookies with a fluted cutter. Score cookies in criss-cross lines with a fork dipped first into flour. Cut cookies into fourths.
  3. Moisten a cooky sheet with water (use plastic spray bottle if you have one). Lift cookies off work area with a spatula and place on damp cooky sheet. Bake about 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven, or until lightly browned. Remove from cooky sheet and place on wire racks to cool. Makes about 24 cookies.

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