475 – Sable With Jam / سابلي بالمربى

The Facebook live cooking class of March 12th, 2017 was about how to make the Sable With Jam! 

What gets created when you put a bit of jam between two sable cookies? A bite of heaven! These cookies, called in Morocco “Talakina”, which literally means “we got together”, are one of the most popular cookies in Morocco. They are very similar to the German Linzer cookies, but the Moroccan version has two distinctions: they are shaped like a marguerite flower with a hole in the middle and they are made with apricot jam.


Plain Sable Cookie Dough
Apricot or strawberry jam
Powdered sugar

Egg Wash:
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water (or just water)


Follow the instructions in the Plain Sable Cookies recipe until step 11.
1- Shape the dough using a marguerite flower cookie cutter. Half of the cookies should be a solid marguerite shape and the other half should have a hole in the center.
2- Place the cookies in a baking pan covered with parchment paper. Mix the egg and orange blossom water together and use it to brush the cookies with the hole so they get a nice golden color.
3- Bake for about 15 minutes until golden. Let the cookies cool down completely before moving to the next step.
4- Spread a bit of jam over of the cookies with a solid surface.
5- Sift powdered sugar on the top of the cookies with a hole. This is an optional step, you can just keep them as is with their beautiful golden color.
6- Combine the two cookies with the hole being on top.