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.
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
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.
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.
Handheld electric mixer
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Total Carbohydrate 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||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.|