Little Lemon Sables

Yes, more tiny cookies….
These ones are buttery, lemony and delightful, I’m sure a French person out there somewhere is very pleased with me. They weren’t mean to be this small (they’re coin-size but delicious enough to act as currency) so you can make them any size you like 🙂
I’ve never made sables before these ones but they have a great texture and would be a great accompaniment to a cup of coffee, or nice on their own. You could of course omit the lemon or replace it with another citrus, or perhaps a smidgen of vanilla would go well to. Who knows, have play 🙂

Little Lemon Sables

125g flour
60g icing sugar
80g butter, softened,
zest of two lemons, plus the juice
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp milk


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Mix the flour, icing sugar and zest together in a bowl and make a well. Place the butter, egg yolk, lemon juice and milk in the well and work the wet ingredients together until thoroughly combined, then mix into the dry ingredients, making sure not to overwork the dough or melt the butter too much. If the dough is too sticky, chill for 15 minutes. When a dough is formed, tip out onto a floured surface and roll to 5mm thick. Cut out any shape cookie you like and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on the tray and store in an airtight container. Makes 50 little dots.


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