Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TWD: Sables

These cookies smell so familiar. They smell just like the cookies that you get in the Christmas tins, the butter cookies that always come in the little paper cases. It was really nice making something that was so familiar and that reminded me of Christmas, which is perfect for this time of year.

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Barbara of Bungalow Barbara, where you can find the recipe.

They came together really quickly, only using five ingredients, but these are refrigerator cookies. Now I love the ability to slice and bake these, but I am by nature an impatient person. I do not like to wait. I especially don't like to wait when I'm all excited about baking. But alas, these had to chill in the fridge for 3 hours.

So I let them chill. But not before I turned them into cookie sausage. I even decided to make them link cookie sausage. I know, really dorky, but I had fun doing it.

The dough is pretty soft when you put it in the fridge, so mine came out with a slight edge to my rolls. I had remembered reading in Dorie's book a trick about keeping refrigerator cookies round, but I forgot to check it before I chilled it. Dorie suggests putting the roll in a paper towel roll, so that it keeps it's round shape. It thought that was so clever and wished I had re-read the tip before I made these cookies. But her second tip helped me out better. She suggests to quarter turn the cookie roll after each slice, that way you don't end up with smashed oval cookies instead of round. And it really worked. Most of mine turned out pleasantly almost round.

And the flavor was nice. Just a nice thing to put in your mouth that you don't have to feel bad about because it doesn't seem as bad as other desserts.

So give these a try, and check out what the other TWDers are doing!


Teanna said...

You did such a beautiful job with these! They are gorgeous!