Fancy Desserts

Mastering the Art of Pâte Sablée


Pâte Sablée is a classic French pastry dough that is used to make a variety of desserts, such as tarts, pies, and cookies. It is a sweet, crumbly dough that is made with butter, sugar, and flour. It is a versatile dough that can be used in a variety of recipes and is easy to make. This recipe will teach you how to make the perfect Pâte Sablée.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined.
  3. Add the egg yolks and mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the desired thickness.
  6. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or knife and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 cookie

Calories: 120

Fat: 7g

Carbohydrates: 12g

Protein: 2g

Additional Tips and Variations

  • For a richer flavor, you can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dough.
  • For a sweeter dough, you can add an extra tablespoon of sugar.
  • You can also add chopped nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips to the dough for added flavor.
  • You can also use this dough to make tart shells or pie crusts.
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