Shamrock Green & Pot ‘o Gold Sables

After making homemade ube ice cream, I thought it would be fun to continue the treat-making and try my hand at some sugared sables. I followed a sable recipe by Dorie Greenspan, which can be found here, and sliced the cookies at the 1/2 inch mark per Dorie’s suggestion. The resulting cookies were buttery and surprisingly sturdier than I had expected. Today is also the first day of March and that springs forth images of leprechauns, St. Patrick’s Day, and of course, McDonald’s shamrock shakes! In honor of the month devoted to green shamrocks and pots of gold, I used green and yellow sugar to line these tasty sables!

54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mireia
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 03:29:46

    I love Ireland and I love green, they look perfect🙂

  2. Three-Cookies
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 03:53:27

    Interesting approach, haven’t seen sables decorated this way.

  3. TrafficDiva
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 05:15:43

    Looks like MONEY, baby…Edible Yummy Money! I’m not quite sure what type of cookie a “sable” is, but I like the dusting of the colored sugar and the “buttery” description which makes me think of homemade sugar cookies. Etiher way, I’d still shove these down my face with a big glass of milk! GREAT JOB, YUMMY!!

  4. Cakelaw
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 05:30:17

    Great looking sables – and isn’t this a fab recipe?

  5. Baker Street
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 06:24:08

    Mmmm… They look rich and buttery.

  6. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 06:40:24

    Those are too cool!

  7. Alice
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 06:54:15

    they are very pretty! what are you going to do with the cocoa sables when we make them later in march?🙂

  8. Sharyn Dimmick
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 07:08:15

    Starting early, I see…

  9. Kathy
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 07:14:18

    Such pretty cookies! Perfect for St Paddy’s day!

  10. kitchenbelleicious
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 07:16:45

    these could not be any cuter! I love the sprinkles on the edges or is that sugar? Anyhow, i love it and I know one 2 yr old who will too!

  11. kyleen
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 07:45:57

    These cookies look amazing and festive!

  12. lites66
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 07:50:23

    We are making Cocoa Sables in March for FFWD but I might give the classic version a try for St. Pat’s Day. They look good.

  13. Louise
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:07:56

    Oh they look so festive Yummy. I just had to tweet them!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  14. kitchen flavours
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:09:08

    These look delightful! So cheerful and yummy!

  15. mary
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:15:36

    these look perfect for St Paddy’s big day!
    Mary x

  16. saffronandhoney
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:22:01

    How fun! I love them.

  17. Ameena
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:52:26

    My daughter is obsessed with March 17th and would LOVE these!

  18. Norma Chang
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:54:19

    They sure look yummy, love how you alternate the green and gold.

  19. forgottenbeast
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:58:37

    Too cool! Love the green and gold–this gave me the great idea to make some St. Pat’s colored cookies over the weekend to bring in to work–I know my coworkers would love ’em!

  20. Adriana
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 09:08:11

    I love cookies that look pretty without minimum effort. I’m so behind on cooking and blogging, let alone baking! 🙂

  21. GPM
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 09:43:24

    Yeah Shamrock Shakes!!

  22. Amanda
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 12:51:06

    Okay, this is like the millionth time I have heard about these Shamrock shakes! I am going to have to try one! And I feel like your blog is full of all things I have never made! These cookies look so cute!

  23. Betty
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 13:11:01

    Happy March! I love the colored sugar on these- I wish a leprechaun would make some appear in my kitchen.🙂

  24. Anna @ the shady pine
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 14:02:50

    Love love love the colours of these! Nice job!

  25. sally
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 14:05:59

    What cute cookies! You are really ahead of the game for St. Patrick’s Day.

  26. Heather
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 14:39:56

    These are so cute! I love sables, and I love that you included the orange with the green!😀

  27. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 16:03:53

    Love these sables. They look so buttery and so festive!

  28. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 16:40:28

    Very festive! I love sables but never tried to make them from scratch! Great job!

  29. Deepti
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 17:06:57

    Very nice and colorful! love the sables.

  30. Chaya
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 17:23:33

    You are so clever, Yummy. Yummy is the right name too. Everything you makes looks yummy.

    The green and gold make these super-festive.

    Please link them up, if you have time.

  31. Just A Smidgen
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 18:00:13

    Being of Irish descent, I have to give you two thumbs up;) These are soo pretty and perfect for St. Paddy’s celebrations!

  32. simply Life
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 19:22:12

    what a fun way to get ready for the holiday!

  33. Suzi
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 19:22:14

    Very creative and I am sure they were yummy, Yummy.

  34. Ronda
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 19:23:24

    Festive and tasty looking!

  35. hotlyspiced
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 19:45:23

    What a great look! I love the vibrancy of the green.

  36. Liz
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 20:00:40

    Perfect way to usher in the month…yummy sables!

  37. Terra
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 20:31:58

    Oh look how pretty they are, I love them!!! oxox, Terra

  38. I Wilkerson
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 20:47:46

    Better not make these like this in Chicago next fall–could be taken as Green Bay Packer cookies😉

  39. Karen
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 20:55:10

    I can’t believe St. Patricks Day is just around the corner. The sables are perfect for the occasion.

  40. Stefanie
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 21:08:56

    How pretty and festive!! Look delicious!

  41. sara
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 21:16:16

    These are super cute – perfect for St. Paddy’s Day! I love butter cookies like these…so tasty!🙂

  42. Elaine (@ca_living)
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 22:31:19

    McDonald’s has shamrock shakes?! Huh. I will have to check that out. Your sables look so pretty. The are such a delicious cookie and I am glad they are on our FFwD schedule this month.

  43. Purely.. Kay
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 01:08:12

    I just love how you decorated these cookies. They look so good, that i want to actually eat them right now lol.

  44. Choc Chip Uru
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 06:43:18

    Too cute – love the decor and festivity😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Giant Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Stuffed Peanut Butter M&M Cookie For One

  45. Maureen
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 06:50:47

    What fun cookies! They look delicious too.

  46. An Irish Village Pantry
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 11:48:41

    Delicious & so cute!

  47. eatinglikeahorse
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 16:07:05

    I made sables for the first time this Christmas and they were so good… your decorations look much better than mine though!

  48. sanyaliving
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 01:42:24

    These look great! They look festive and fun!

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  50. promenadeplantings
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 01:29:00

    These look great but I haven’t heard of sables before

  51. Bizzy
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 13:08:56

    Thanks for linking these colorful and majestic cookies. They are going to be featured, this week. I will repeat,you do magic.

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