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Orange sable cookies

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12 (2 cookies per serving)
Orange sable cookies
1

Sift together the flour, powdered sugar and salt.

2

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on high speed for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the orange zest and beat on low speed for 1 minute. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture, pausing to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Be careful not to overbeat.

3

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Roll each into a log about 1 1/2 inches thick and 5 inches long. Pour the raw sugar onto a sheet pan and roll the logs in it to coat evenly. Wrap each log in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour. (The logs may be frozen for up to 2 weeks. If frozen, defrost in the refrigerator overnight to use.)

4

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the dough into three-eighth-inch slices and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the edges turn light golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Adapted from “Feeding Baby: Simple, Healthy Recipes for Babies and Their Families,” by Joachim Splichal and Christine Splichal.

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