When the boss asked us to come up with ideas for what to do with hard boiled eggs my first thought was sables. The first cookie I’ve seen that uses hard boiled eggs came out buttery and sandy at the same time. And I of course jumped at the chance to bake. After reviewing a few recipes we decided to try the recipe from Anna Maria’s Open Kitchen and they came out great. The recipe is as follows:
Sable Cookies from Anna Maria’s Kitchen:
1 cup (150 gr) flour
8 tablespoons (100 gr) butter
2 1/2 oz (75 gr) sugar
2 hard boiled eggs, yolk only
grated rind of 1 lemon
Cut the butter into quarter inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and massage them with your hands until a dough forms. This may take a few minutes but it will eventually come together. If you have ever made biscuits using the cut in method think of it like that.
Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes until firm. This helps with the rolling process.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
After 30 minutes, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.
Move cookies to baking sheets with the help of a spatula if needed as the dough is very crumbly and falls apart easily.
Bake 12-15 minutes until cookies are baked through but have minimal color. Transfer to a rack to cool.
These cookies are reminiscent of shortbread and are great with tea.