Sablé (biscuit)

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Sablés au parmesan et au poivre vert.jpg
Sablé with Parmesan cheese and green pepper
Type Cookie
Place of origin France
Region or state Caen, Normandy
Main ingredients Shortbread
Cookbook: Sablé  Media: Sablé

Sablé is a French round shortbread cookie that originates in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, in Sarthe.


According to the letters of the Marquise de Sévigné, the cookie was created for the first time in Sablé-sur-Sarthe in 1670.

The French word sable means "sand",[1] which is the French term that takes the place of the English "breadcrumbs" in the context of baking: at the beginning of the recipe, the baker rubs cold butter into flour and sugar to form particles of dough resembling breadcrumbs or sand.


Among the most well-known Sablé recipes are those of La Mère Poulard, and the cookies of Saint-Michel and Pont-Aven.

Sablés can be flavoured with almonds, lemon or orange zest.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Herbst, S.T. (1987). The Joy of Cookies. Barron's. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-8120-5839-0. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Sablés at Wikimedia Commons