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These buttery cheese crackers were dreamed up by Anna May, a member of the online community Food52 who lives in West Dorset, England. The sables are an excellent party snack because they come together quickly and can be made in advance. Slideshow:  More Tasty Party Snack Recipes 

January 2015


Credit: © James Ransom

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20 mins
1 hr 45 mins
Makes 32 sables


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  • In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the rosemary and salt. Pulse until a crumbly dough forms. On a lightly floured surface, form the dough into a log 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a mortar, pound the rosemary with the salt until blended.

  • Using a thin, sharp knife, slice the dough into 1/8-inch-thick rounds. Arrange the sables 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake in the middle and lower thirds of the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden; shift the pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking. Sprinkle the hot sables with the rosemary salt and let cool on the sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer the sables to a rack to cool completely.

Make Ahead

The sables can be stored in an airtight container for 3 days.