We start with an extraordinary sablé cookie mixture. I love sablés because they’re rich and light; however, they have a delicate snap and aren’t excessively sweet. I utilize a similar cookie as a base for the new Checkerboard Cookies. There it’s reengineered to be half chocolate, half vanilla. Here, we separated it into 1/3 and 2/3 segments. The more modest part, the 1/3, is colored – you could utilize one color or marble two together – carried out thickly between two sheets of material paper, and cut into however many little hearts as you can get. This is small kitchen ideas.
SERVINGS: 24 TO 27 COOKIES
TIME: 30 MINUTES ACTIVE TIME, 45 TO 60 TO CHILL, 10 MINUTES TO BAKE
You’ll need a 1-inch cookie shaper for the middle shapes to make a 2-ish-inch round conclusive cookie. My heart shaper was 1.25″ tall and 1″ wide. This is comparable.
- 2 cups (260 grams) generally applicable flour
- 1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup (40 grams) powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) fine ocean or table salt
- 1 cup (8 ounces or 225 grams) unsalted margarine, diced (cold is fine, at room temp if utilizing a hand mixer)
- One teaspoon (5 grams) vanilla concentrate
- One giant egg, isolated
- Food coloring, to color
- Colored sugar to wrap up
Make the mixture in a food processor:
- Combine the flour, sugars, and salt in the work bowl.
- Add chilly, diced spread and blend or heartbeat until it vanishes, then, at that point, continue to run the machine until it simply starts to cluster.
- Add the egg yolk (save the egg white for some other time) and vanilla and heartbeat until consolidated, then, at that point, continue to run the machine until the mixture structures one immense or a couple more modest masses.
Make the batter in a stand blender or with a hand blender:
- Combine margarine, sugars, and salt in an enormous bowl or the bowl of your stand blender and beat until smooth. If you started with a cold spread in a stand blender, this will take a few minutes, and expect you to scratch down the bowl a couple of times.
- When the combination is consolidated, add an egg yolk (save the egg white for some other time) and vanilla and beat until joined.
- Add flour and beat until it vanishes into a smooth mixture.
The two techniques: Divide mixture into 2/3 and 1/3 bits. [The complete batter weighs around 615 grams; 2/3 will weigh 410 grams; 1/3 will weigh 205 grams.] Cover the bigger elixir freely with plastic to dry out, and leave it at room temperature. Color the more modest part a color, or separate it again [100 grams each] and color it two different colors. To marble two colors back together, place huge portions of batter in an unpleasant checkerboard design on a piece of material paper. Utilize the material to overlay this batter wreck in half once and pat it back level. Rehash in a subsequent bearing, collapsing and tapping level, for additional marbling. Decide in favor of under-marbling, as the colors will be additionally hacked and blended in the following stage.
Structure hearts: Roll colored mixture between two bits of material paper. Slide material onto a board or plate so it’s strong under, and move the board and mixture to the cooler until the batter is firm, around 5 to 10 minutes. You can go genuinely thick here [1/4 to 1/2-inch], as long as you can, in any case, serenely cut shapes out.
Eliminate the top sheet of material and put it delicately back on the section of cold batter. Flip batter onto this relaxed paper and strip back and eliminate the top sheet. Save the top material; we will utilize it. Cut the colored piece into as many 1-inch hearts as you can. Stack them on top of one another, squeezing them tenderly, so they stick. Whenever you’ve cut the most that you would be able, put this heart-formed segment on the extra piece of material, and slide it back into the cooler until firm, around 10 to 15 minutes. Eliminate the heart section from the cooler and utilize the material to give it a couple of different presses, ensuring the hearts are stuck to one another.
Structure last cookie log: Use the excess untinted cookie mixture to wrap the heart section. I found it most straightforward to make a few curls the length of the heart section and press and smooth them onto it. When an untinted mixture entirely encloses the heart section, roll it in material to smooth the sides and squeeze firmly against the middle segment. Freeze this log until firm, 30 minutes.
Cut and prepare the cookies:
- Heat the stove to 350°F (175°C).
- Open up the chilled log of cookie batter and brush it with egg white.
- Daintily beat the saved egg white until free.
- Pour the color sugar or sugars of your decision on a little rimmed plate for plunging—Line an enormous baking sheet with material paper.
- Delicately cut the sign into barely short of 1/4-inch cuts.
- Roll the edges of every cookie cutter in the colored sugar(s) and organize on the baking sheet, 1 inch separated.
Heat for 9 to 11 minutes, until brilliant brown under. Let cool on the baking sheet for one moment, then, at that point, move to cool racks to cool totally.
Do ahead: Baked, cooled cookies are stored in a tin at room temperature for a very long time. The log of batter will keep, all around wrapped, in the cooler for 1 to 2 months. I’d envelop it with material, then 1 to 2 layers of plastic.