600- Plain Sable Cookies / كعكات السابلي العادي

These cookies are called “Sable”, which literally means in French sandy as a reference to their crumbly and crispy texture. They are originally from France but are also adopted by Moroccans and are very popular. Once you learn how to prepare the main dough of the Plain Sable, you can flavor it, shape it, and style it the way you want! This is a keeper recipe for unlimited options.


500 grams (4 cups) all-purpose flour
125 grams powdered sugar
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
1 large egg
125 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
80 ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil


1- In large bowl, place the softened butter, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla sugar.
2- Mix by hand until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
3- Add the egg and vegetable oil. Continue mixing.

4- Add the flour.

5- Continue mixing until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

6- The dough should have a smooth texture.
7- Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

8- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the dough on a floured surface.
9- Cover the dough with a plastic sheet or parchment paper and roll it out.

10- The dough should be 3mm thick.
11 Use cookie cutters of your choice to shape the dough.

12- Place the cookies in a baking pan covered with parchment paper.
13- Bake the cookies for about 10-15 minutes until pale golden.
Let cool completely before serving.