Viennese sablé cookies


Following my friends on Facebook, I interviewed my two oldest kids (4- and 6-year-old) this morning. Everything they know and think about mommy 😉

*What do I say a lot?
6-year-old: Share.
4-year-old: Time out.

*What makes me happy?
6-year-old: I give cards to you.
4-year-old: I give you gifts.

*What makes me sad?
6-year-old: I say bad words, like a-word (side note: I didn’t even know she knows a-word!)
4-year-old: Not giving you gifts.

*How tall am I?
6-year-old: 50?
4-year-old: 100?

*What is my favorite thing to do?
6-year-old: Working and cooking.
4-year-old: Driving a truck.

*What’s my favorite food?
6-year-old: Beef noodle soup.
4-year-old: Beef noodle soup.

*What’s my favorite drink?
6-year-old: Tea.
4-year-old: Milk.

*Where would I go if I could go anywhere?
6-year-old: Vietnam.
4-year-old: Mexico.

*Could you live without me?
6-year-old: Yes… when I’m 15, 17, or 18…
4-year-old: Nooo!

*What do I do to annoy you?
6-year-old: You give me things I don’t like, like broccoli.
4-year-old: Time out.

*What is my favorite TV show?
6-year-old: I spy with my little eyes.
4-year-old: Madagascar.

*What is my favorite music?
6-year-old: Portside pirates.
4-year-old: Dinosaur rap.

*What is my job?
6-year-old: Get more money.
4-year-old: Work.

*How old am I?
6-year-old: 36.
4-year-old: 100.

*What’s my favorite color?
6-year-old: Pink.
4-year-old: Pink.

*How much do you love me on a scale of 1-10?
6-year-old: 10 because 5 is medium.
4-year-old: 10!

So this is one of those things that you can ask you kids and have fun!

Viennese sablé cookies

(Adapted from Eugenie kitchen)

170 g butter (soften, a bit higher than room temperature)
85 g confectioner’s sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white (about 35 g, room temperature)
190 g all-purpose flour (sifted)

Note: Everything has to be at room temperature, otherwise it will be a pain to pipe your cookies.

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 355 F.
  3. Use handheld mixer to beat butter until puffy and pale yellow.
  4. Add sugar and salt, beat until well combined.
  5. Add vanilla extract and egg white, beat until combined.
  6. Use a spatula to fold sifted flour into egg butter mixture.
  7. Transfer batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
  8. Pipe on lined baking sheets any design you prefer. The standard ones are round, S or W letter, star, and flower.
  9. Bake for 17 minutes.
  10. Cool on rack.