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Holiday Cookies – Dorie Greenspan’s Sablés (Basic Sugar Cookies) – Photo Gallery – CHOW


Holiday Cookies – Dorie Greenspan’s Sablés (Basic Sugar Cookies) – Photo Gallery – CHOW.

I want to try these for the simple pleasure of it. Mine will look nothing like them, of course, but hell, sugar cookies are just inherently good. And I’ll take any opportunity to legitimately slap icing on something 🙂

The rest of the photo gallery looks pretty fabulous as well… I want to try the Chocolate Crinkle cookies coated in powdered sugar. Mmmmmmm…..

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From Chow.com :

Dorie Greenspan’s Sablés (Basic Sugar Cookies) Recipe

Difficulty: Easy

TIME/SERVINGS

Total: 25 mins, plus 2 hrs freezing and baking time

Makes: About 30 (3-inch) cookies

Dorie Greenspan’s Sablés (Basic Sugar Cookies)See More in the Gallery

Adapted from “The Essential New York Times Cookbook” by Amanda Hesser

Butter, sugar, eggs, salt, and flour—that’s the short ingredient list for these versatile sandy-textured sugar cookies. For simple round cookies, form the dough into a log, then slice it into rounds. For shaping with cookie cutters, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut it into cool designs.

Game plan: The dough can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months.

This recipe was featured as part of our Holiday Cookies photo gallery.

…read on: http://www.chow.com/galleries/recipes/54/sweet-dessert/29088/dorie-greenspans-sabls-basic-sugar-cookies

Dog Cookies


My man and I are fat…not fat in the ‘morbidly obese‘ sense, or in the ‘holy crap, the heart attack’s a’ comin”  sense… but we’re fat in the ‘last year my physique was X, and now my physique is Y…and Y sucks’ sense.

So, my urge to express love via baking has been stifled.

Until now.

I have a gimpy little dog to spoil. A practice baby. Hoo-ha! I’m back in business!

New mixing bowls and cookie cutters at the ready, I Googled various dog biscuit recipes, ingredients that are healthy for dogs, and ingredients that are bad. Filtering that information through the materials I had on hand, I came up with this ingredient list-

A few cups of flour, about a half a cup of cornmeal, and mix it in the big shiny bowl.

About a cup or so of thawed pumpkin in some hot water with bouillon cube, blended with immersion blender and dumped into the flour.

Mix it on up.

Knead, knead, mix, add flour, continue….

Coat the ball generously with veggie oil (good for the little guy’s still-suffering skin and fur), and lay out on baking paper.

Roll it out, cookie-cutter to heart’s content, bake.

I’m trying various thicknesses to see what he’ll like the best, and some I’m baking longer than others to make harder, crunchier treats.

My little dude loves them. Chicken fat goes a long way with dogs, but I like to think he enjoyed eating the little human-shaped cookies.