It just wouldn't be a holiday without making my Grandma Roses' Sables. My grandma had a small tin that sat on top of her kitchen counter. That tin was either filled with Mandelbrot or these cookies. These were my favorites.
She would make these using a cookie press and they would either have an M & M in the center or be sprinkled with multi colored non-perils. My favorite are the ones with the M & M's. However, I always have to make both versions. Today I decided to make a little glaze and then add the non-perils. I think I like it the original way (a bit messier, but the nostalgia of them makes them taste better).
1 lb. butter
1 cup sugar
beat w/electric mixer until creamy
1 tsp. vanilla
add and mix well
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
whisk and mix in gradually
• preheat oven to 350*. line two baking sheets w/parchment
• put a portion of the dough in the cookie press
• place cookies 2" apart. decorate w/non-perils, jimmies, m & m's - anything that suits your fancy.
• bake 15 mins. rotating pan 1/2 way through.