The Fancy Nancy book series are some of my daughter's favorite books. And if I'm being honest, they are some of my favorite books to read to her! They are bright, fun and adorable! So for French month, I thought it would be fun to have a "Fancy" tea party with my daughter!
I made French Sable cookies, we drank milk and I read her a Fancy Nancy book. We both had a great time and it was a wonderful rainy day activity. Enjoy! -Rachel
Pouring milk for our tea party...
Recipe for French Sable cookies (recipe from Food Network)
1/2 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling the dough in
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Pour flour mixture into butter mixture and mix together on low speed. The dough will be a little crumbly. Shape the dough into a log (you may need to flour the surface just a little). Wrap the dough in waxed paper. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour (side note: don't accidentally put your dough in the freezer unless you want to wait a while for it to be soft enough to cut up).
Once your dough has chilled, turn on your oven to 350 degrees and beat the whole egg. Brush the dough with the beaten egg. Then roll it in the extra granulated sugar (I brushed it with the beaten egg and rolled it in the sugar on the waxed paper that I rolled it up in when I chilled it). Slice the dough into cookies about 1/3 - 1/2 inch thick. Put the cookie slices on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they begin to brown around the edges.
This recipe made about 2 dozen cookies.
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