I had the privilege of meeting Dorie Greenspan, baker extraordinaire and cookbook author. She has published many beautiful cookbooks, but Dorie’s Cookies is a wonderful gift for any baker. At a recent book signing event, the discussion about her food journey was heartfelt, warm and funny. Listening to her speak about making cookies, reminded me how much I enjoy baking during the holidays.
Sables are French butter cookies and they’re a perfect holiday gift or treat. The smooth, deep minty flavor comes from either pure peppermint extract or peppermint oil. Extract is easier to find and more shelf stable. The mint pairs perfectly with the cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Dorie makes some of her cookies using 2-inch baking rings. The metal rings are used to make the cookies uniform in size. Baking the cookie dough in muffin tins, helps keep the shape of the cookies as well. If you’re interested in trying the rings, they are available at many kitchenware stores or on-line. Happy baking!