Saturday, March 03, 2012

Vanilla Bean Sablés

Sablés are rich, buttery cookies that really let their simple ingredients shine. In these, the seeds from two vanilla beans are mixed with a little sugar, and then that mixture is combined with butter, sea salt, an egg yolk and flour. The dough is chilled and then rolled in sparkling sugar, which adds crunch and a bit of sweetness.

See the little flecks of vanilla bean in these cookies? Vanilla beans aren't cheap, but they are so well worth the price. The whole house smelled like vanilla, and the flavor is amazing--worlds away from some "natural flavors" that are passed off as vanilla-like. The recipe is from Dorie Greenspan. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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