Tuesdays with Dorie: Sables

sables in mug.jpg

Christmas and cookies go together like Easter and bunnies. (In other words, I’m not sure why they go together, but they do.)

Our all-time favorite holiday cookies are thumbprints filled with green or pink icing.  My husband keeps asking when I’m going to post that recipe but I’m suspicious. Not sure his motives are pure.

After baking this week’s selection, those thumbprints may have competition. Sables are buttery and crispy, easy and lovely–perfect for Santa’s snack on Christmas Eve.


I’m hoping these do the trick with my favorite man. If not, I’m going to try Coconut-Lime Sables. I’m pretty sure Mrs. Santa would go crazy for them.

You can get this recipe for your own Christmas–or anytime really–from bungalowbarbara.blogspot.com

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pamela December 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I like your note for Santa! Your sables look lovely. Oh, and those caramelized nuts a post or two away…YUM!


Karen December 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

oh yum! Did you make the coconut lime cookies a few months ago? They were delish! I agree that these would make a delicious Santa snack. 🙂


Kitchen Butterfly December 9, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Perfect flavours to combine – coconut and lime. Yum


steph (whisk/spoon) December 9, 2009 at 4:34 pm

santa will give you a great present for these–they are picture perfect!


Clivia December 9, 2009 at 7:22 am

When are you going to post that thumbprint recipe? Lovely photos! This recipe’s a definite keeper.


Mimi December 9, 2009 at 12:58 am

Beautiful job on the cookies and pics. Santa would be crazy to pass on these.


mike December 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Stunning photography, and those cookies are SO evenly baked! I LOVE the sugar coating, don’t you? It’s so festive looking. These look absolutely magazine-worthy! So glad you liked them, they will become a staple for me!


Amber Marie December 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Lol – there is something great about Christmas & cookies. These look very pretty!


Nina December 8, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Paula, your cookies look better than Dorie’s! 🙂 Beautiful job! Thumbprints are hard to beat–but these were pretty good!


Bungalow Barbara December 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for baking along with me this week! Your pictures are superb! Love the sparkling sugar, and the coconut-lime idea sounds delicious.


Cakelaw December 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

These look great Romaine! Hope Mr Santa liked them.


Katrina December 8, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Too funny about Santa and Mrs. Claus! A while back we made Dorie’s Coconut Butter Thins and they were really great. Coconut and lime sounds delish! Love your photos.
Oh, by the way, I made the steakhouse rolls recipe on Sunday with our beef dinner. But after realizing the beef was taking up the oven at a low temperature, I just baked the roll recipe as a loaf of bread in the bread machine. It was still good (maybe not as good as rolls would have been). But I loved the recipe and plan to make it again for rolls!


Jill December 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I think Santa will approve of these! Your photos are wonderful, and the cookies look so perfect!


Teanna December 8, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Those are absolutely beautiful! PS I LOVE your blog name and tagline! Hysterical!


Vibi December 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Ho!uh! I’m pretty sure I never came here before! I guess it is with moments like this we realize how profitable it is to leave comments, even in places we don’t know… for this is a great place to discover! Wow! What a beautiful blog! …and what beautiful sablés, you’ve made… simply lovely, Romaine!


amanda December 8, 2009 at 9:20 am

Wow picture perfect! Love the santa note LOL


Valerina December 8, 2009 at 9:19 am

As I write this I am drinking coffe out of that exact same glass mug, But I wish it were filled with those cookies instead. :> Great job!


Jules December 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

Those look great! I’m never creative when it comes to photography. I’m jealous. 😉


Michelle December 8, 2009 at 6:38 am

Your cookies look just like Dories in the cookbook, but even better! I love the picture of them in the glass. Im sure Santa will get his belly full we these delightful morsels!


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