Sugar Studded Shortbread

These simple shortbread cookies, also known as a Sable, are a make ahead holiday helper. The dough tucks into the freezer so that it's at the ready when it's time for baking. They gift graciously as well. Gift the frozen dough to a baking friend along with a jar of our Specialty Sugars (we are partial to Pumpkin Spice.) Or bake them, ready to eat, for that special someone.

2 sticks cold, unsalted butter cut into cubes
½ cup sugar
¼ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp sea salt
3 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp Vanilla Puree
½ tsp Ground Vanilla Beans
Pumpkin Spice Sugar (or any of our Specialty Sugars) for the edges

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a food processor, process the butter, sugars and salt until well combined and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and pulse to combine. Add in the flour, Vanilla Puree, Ground Vanilla Beans and salt. Process until well combined and a dough forms. Form into a log. At this point, you can refrigerate, freeze or proceed with baking.

Choose a finishing sugar to complete the cookies. We love Vanilla Latte Sugar or Espresso Sugar for coffee lovers. These are divine rolled in Lemon or Ginger Sugar. For a seasonal flair, try Pumpkin Spice Sugar!


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