These sablé cookies don't need a whisk! Simply knead them by hand! Even children can make these simple crispy cookies. The picture shows the cookies that my 3 year old child made. I didn't let the dough rest this time, so they were a bit bumpy, but it had a nice, light texture.
Sift together the flour and the baking powder. Next add in the room temperature butter (or margarine) and rub it all together with your hands.
Once the dough starts to crumble, add in the sugar and mix with your hands again.
Next, add in the vanilla oil. Add in the beaten egg bit by bit until the dough comes together. Once it does, stop adding in the egg. Let this dough rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge, if you can.
Preheat your oven to 180℃. Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters and coat them with egg wash. Pattern the tops with a fork in a lattice and then bake for 8-10 minutes.
Story Behind this Recipe
The ratio of ingredients for this recipe are the same as other standard cookie cutter recipes. This recipe for sablé cookies is even easier than the recipe that I had made before. Try making this sweet snack with your kids!
-If you're in a hurry to make these, use margarine... (I usually use this anyway). If you want to make chocolate cookies, reduce the flour to 180 g and add 20 g of cocoa powder. -Check out my rich chocolate version as well at Recipe ID: 292809 ! -Of course you can just make it the original way with the butter & sugar, cream it and then add in the egg and flour. They will still be delicious.