Rosemary Pine Nut Sables Recipe

These butter sables are accented with rosemary and pine nuts. They're an interesting mix between sweet and savory, and just perfect with a cup of tea.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 2 hrs 35 mins
Serves: 30 cookies

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  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar

  • 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary

  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and and sugar with a handheld electric mixer, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg yolks and salt. Add flour and beat just until combined. Add rosemary and pine nuts and stir until evenly distributed. Roll dough into a 1 1/2-inch wide log, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for two hours in the refrigerator.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to slice log into 1/3-inch thick pieces. Bake cookies until golden, turning sheet once during baking, about 18 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.


Because sables derive so much of their taste from butter, use the best quality you can find.

Special Equipment

Handheld electric mixer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
119 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30
Amount per serving
Calories 119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 29mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)