twd: Sables

Sables = French shortbread cookies
As soon as I broke it down like this, I knew most of the cookies would be going in the freezer until the next time my mom visits. She's a shortbread freak and I wouldn't feel right not sharing.

But first, the cookies, picked this week by Bungalow Barbara. We've had a lot of cakes lately so a cookie sounded perfect! Plus, I just moved to a new apartment in a new city and started a new job. And helped my brother move. Lots of moving and decision made me squeak with delight when I saw how simple these Sables are. And squeak again at how delicious they are.

I opted for the spiced version with cinnamon, ginger, & cloves. There ain't no going back now! I want all my shortbread spiced!

My cookies came out a little crispy. I think the oven was too hot. Its the first time I've used it & now know it cooks hot hot hot. My last gas stove was the same way. Is it something about the gas as opposed to electric? Hmmm.

10 comments:

Jules Someone said...

I went with the basic version, but I think I have to try the spice ones next.

Bungalow Barbara said...

Thanks for baking along with me this week! The spiced variation sounds wonderful -- must try it sometime.

Lots of folks found these took less time to cook -- even those of us with ovens that run fairly true to temperature. Maybe an oven thermometer would help you figure out what's up with the new oven?

Flourchild said...

Some of mine were crispy on the edges. I did like the cookies though..yum! HOw nice of you to freeze some for you mom!

chocolatechic said...

I went plain with mine, but I just read another one, with chocolate and toffee bits.

I will soooooo be doing that one.

Susan said...

These cookies were Good, with the capital G. I made mine plain this time, but think spice will be the next batch. Yum! My daughter has a gas oven and has the same troubles.

Romaine said...

Only spicy shortbread?? Wow, I think I need to try it.

jillbert said...

I bet your mom will be thrilled to get some of these!

An oven thermometer is a great thing to have, especially for baking.

Free Samples said...

Awesome!!

pinkstripes said...

Next time I make these I will try the spice version. It sounds delicious!

TeaLady said...

YUM!!!