Biscuit Sables ~ Eggless French Shortbread Biscuits

I have been very enthusiastically baking as a part of the Home Baker’s Challenge, whenever I am able to. This month, Priya akka had provided us with a list of interesting French bakes, out of which, the lazy head in me chose these quick butter biscuits for two reasons – one, they were easy to make and two, I was sure these would appeal to my children, who are mad about biscuits. I was absolutely not wrong in my calculation. I baked half the recipe provided and in no time to even cool down, Azza would come, take one and go out of the kitchen munching only to come back in three minutes to pick up the next one from the rack! I had to hide them so that Β I could give it to them for tea time the next day and whatever remained, vanished. Thank you, akka for these crispy buttery shortbread recipe – would keep making it whenever I am in a mood to for my children for sure… πŸ™‚Β Recipe from here

You can find all the challenges that I had participated for the Home Baker’s Challenge here!



Biscuit Sables ~ Eggless French Shortbread Biscuits

Course Cookies
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • A dash vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Put parchment paper on a baking pan and set aside.
  • Cream the soft butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and milk and beat again.
  • Now add the flour and slowly bring together to make a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough into three to four large balls.
  • Roll them on a parchment paper, to around 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut them into desired shapes and keep them on the pan. You can keep them close to each other as they are not going to expand!
  • Bake them for around 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and store them in an airtight container - if any are left, that is! πŸ˜‰


My cookies were pretty thin and I baked them initially for 18 minutes to get some really browned cookies! πŸ™ But they tasted good as well, so nothing was trashed! So adjust the time as per thickness of the cookies, the thicker it is, bake it for more time. My second batch was baked for 14 minutes and the color was perfect.

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  1. Looks so perfect n crunchyyy πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much Aara…

  2. Quite similar to the vanilla biscuits I baked and to go up by tomorrow. Nice and crispy crunch.

    1. Thank u so much Nava…

  3. Perfectly baked dear.lively clicks

    1. Thank u so much Ramya…

    1. Thank u so much Mayuri…

  4. super cute and crunchy cookies. Love the flower shape of the cookies.

    1. Thank u so much Lisha…

  5. So perfectly made shortbread cookies, yummy and crunchy.

    1. Thank u so much Sanoli…

  6. Crunchu n cute little sables, love it dear…

    1. Thank u so much Priya…

  7. lovely.. looks cute and crunchy.. nice to know that ur kids love it.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much Laxmi… πŸ™‚

  8. . These are delicious shortbread cookies . same here . baked thrice in a week . all vanished , in my case there is only two in our house ( No kids) . guess who is the culprit πŸ™‚

    1. Hehe… Shey, it must be u! Thanks a lot dear…

  9. these cookies look absolutely delish, ur tempting me to join in the group, but i can hardly keep up with the other Daring Bakers I am already in!

    1. They have simple n interesting bakes dear… thanks a lot, Jehanne dear…

  10. looks cute πŸ™‚ and delicious

    1. Thank u so much Nammi… πŸ™‚

  11. looks perfectly baked..delicious sables

    1. Thank u so much, Gloria…

  12. Like the shape of the sables. turned out well in perfect colour aslo.

    1. Thank u so much, Eliza…

  13. So delicious cookies. One challenge I face here is also the same thing dat after finishing the baking, itz very difficult to keep the cake away from her for decoration…….n if I make cookies, Rydhi does the same as Azza…….

    1. I guess all kids r same. Thank u so much, Remya…

  14. Shortbread cookies are my kids favorite. They would love these when served as their evening snack with a glass of milk.

    1. Thank u so much Shibi…

  15. Lovely cookies dear. Love the photo very much

    1. Thank u so much Avika…

  16. your daughters look very cute πŸ™‚ and your shortbread cookies forcing me to make some day πŸ™‚ never tried before will go for your recipe πŸ™‚ love πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank u so much Monu 4 ur sweet comments! πŸ™‚

  17. perfectly baked and they luk soo cute !

    1. Thank u so much Sona…

  18. nice and crunchy, I think its the same as the butter cookies I made a few days back…

    1. Thank u so much Razina…

  19. Very nicely made cookies..I love the flower shape of your cookies

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  20. Cute looking yummy cookies. nice clicks.

    1. Thank you so much Vidya…

  21. perfect sables rafee……… nice clicks….

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  22. Nice and crispy cookies look cute with the shape…

    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

  23. Very inviting!! Perfect for tea time!!

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  24. wow so perfectly made and cute sabels πŸ™‚ looks so gud !!

    1. Thank you so much Manju… πŸ™‚

  25. looks awesome and droolworthy.

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  26. Yummy & super easy! Can't wait to try this, my family love simple cookies like this πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ambreen… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  27. I have always had only store bought ones and loved it always…need to try it at home…urs look so perfectly baked and crunchy

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

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