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french sables with maraschino filling

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kim Cook
Victoria, BC

Popular in tearooms in France, these French Sable cookies have a delicate texture and a light, buttery flavour with a hint of maraschino cherry.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For french sables with maraschino filling

  • 1 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 c
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2
    extra egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    maraschino cherry juice

How To Make french sables with maraschino filling

  • 1
    Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Mix the softened butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the 2 egg yolks and mix until well blended. Add the flour in two batches blending well to form the dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • 3
    Using 1/3 of the dough at a time (and keeping the rest refrigerated) roll out the dough to 1/8 of an inch and cut with desired cookie cutters (I use 2 square cutters in a large and small size to make a bottom cookie and then a top with a window so you can see the maraschino filling).
  • 4
    Mix together extra egg yolks and water.
  • 5
    Transfer cookies to parchment lined cookie sheets and brush each one with the egg yolk and water wash.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 for approx. 6 to 8 minutes until lightly golden.
  • 7
    Remove to a rack to cool while making the maraschino filling.
  • 8
    Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add the maraschino cherry juice and stir to make a glaze. Use the glaze to sandwich two of the sable cookies together (if you cut out a smaller hole in the same shape of the cookie that goes on top before baking it will have a lovely pink window in the center).
  • 9
    Let glaze set and serve the cookies with tea, ice tea, coffee, or lemonade.
  • 10
    Store for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in a cool area.