anyway these cookies turned out great, crisp and buttery and the sugar coating on the sides provided an extra crunch. i like them! i only wish the macha taste was abit stronger. sablés (read : sa-blay) are french butter cookies originated from the normandy region in france. i've always had this impression that sable = sand therefore ground almonds are added to give that sandy texture as with the case of pâte sablée tart dough, but not these. i guess the sugar itself gave the sandy texture.
whoever says that when you give cookies away they have to be in bags? :Drecipe source : okashi treats by keiko ishida
*recipe removed due to copyright restrictions.