Are you looking for a unique take on the traditional Sable Cookie? Look no further my friends! Today I have joined a virtual Cookie Swap hosted by Julie at White Lights on Wednesday and have been partnered up with Meaghan from Un Assaggio. Meaghan and I exchanged our favorite cookie recipes and started baking. I made these beyond delicious Nutella Sable Cookies that I know a few of my friends would absolutely die for! They are so good.
I simply followed all of the directions in making traditional Sable Cookies but instead of an egg wash and scoring or filling them with jam… I used Nutella! Brilliant I tell ya! And super yummy.
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (all purpose) flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup Nuttella
- ¼ cup icing sugar
- In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until blended.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat just until incorporated. Do not over mix the dough.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface knead the dough a few times to bring it together. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (approximately one hour).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Remove dough from the refrigerator and place on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out the dough until it is ¼ inch thick. Cut out the cookies, placing them on the prepared sheet. Cut half as full stars and cut the other half as stars with a smaller star cut from the centre.
- Place the baking sheet of cut out cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 -20 minutes to chill the dough.
- Bake cookies in the preheated oven for about 12 -14 minutes.
- Dust the star cut out cookies with icing sugar, spread about 1 tsp of Nutella in the centre of the full cookie and top with the sugar coated cookie.
I found these cookies to be delicate and broke quite a few star tips in the making of them so I would suggest using a heart shaped or round cookie cutter to preserve cookie integrity. The light buttery flavour combined with the Nutella is absolutely divine.
Have you tried any new cookie recipes recently?! Please share in the comments…