Sables Diamant Vanille

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This is yet another recipe from the culinary school cook book I borrowed from my neighbor. 2011 was The Year of the Cookie and I’m still posting cookies I made. Let’s also ignore that 2012 is officially The Year of Soup and I’ve yet to show you any of the soups I’ve made thus far. Ahem.

Much like the other recipes I’ve tried in this book, I felt like a more accomplished domestic goddess as I baked these cookies. There is just something about this book that makes me feel fancy. Julia Child fancy, almost. Almost. I put on my sassy cherry apron while making them to balance out the fancy with ridic to keep the grown-upness in my kitchen to a healthy minimum.

These cookies are so smooth and buttery, as Julia would say ‘it stops your heart just to look at them’.

Sables Diamant Vanille

Sables Diamant Vanille via The Cook’s Book

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp, cut in pieces
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups pastry flour
sanding sugar or sugar crystals

Sables Diamant Vanille
Sables Diamant Vanille
Place pieces of butter in your food processor and process until creamy.
Sables Diamant Vanille
Sables Diamant Vanille
Then add the sugar, vanilla and salt and process to blend it together.
Sables Diamant Vanille
Sables Diamant Vanille
Finally, add the flour and process to a smooth dough.
Sables Diamant Vanille
Shape it into a ball and divide that in three. Roll each ball of dough into a 2″ wide log. You may need to pop the dough in the fridge if it gets too soft (nobody likes it when the log goes soft on you). Ahem. Slice cookies from log.
Sables Diamant Vanille
Sables Diamant Vanille
Lay cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes.
Sables Diamant Vanille
Voila! Look at you all fancy and French and shit. Go watch Marie Antoinette and eat them with wine.
Sables Diamant Vanille
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