Fan Favorite Friday ~ Green Tea Sable Cookies

Welcome to the third installment of Fan Favorite Friday!  

[I'd like to preface this post by apologizing for the brief write-up as I'm preparing for my matron-of-honor duties at my friend's wedding this Saturday!]

I wasn't sure what I was expecting with this sable (pronounced, sa-blay - sorry, I don't know how to put the accent over the 'e') cookie - I've never made a refrigerator cookie before because, again... I'm impatient and don't like waiting for the dough to chill.  But it worked out this time since I was busy doing other things, it made for better multi-tasking.  

The most challenging part of this recipe - for me anyways, was shaping the dough into a log.  It took me a good while to get a hang of rolling it and shaping in the parchment paper.  What a ruckus that made! Also, since it was my first time working with a "slice and bake" cookie - I wasn't sure how thin/thick to cut it so there was some inconsistency in how they baked up... some came out more crisp (and brown) because I sliced too thin.
I decided to dip the edges in some colored sanding sugar rather than plain ol' granulated sugar because the green color from the green tea/matcha powder just made these cookies look rather dull and unappealing to me.  Maybe I'll use less powder next time for a lighter shade of green...

Overall, this cookie was not too sweet, which is good but the texture/taste didn't really "wow" me.  I was never a big fan of shortbread/biscuit-type cookies... I really just wanted to try the recipe because of the green tea.  I'm sure there are people who'd appreciate these though... like my cousin, Jimmy and my friend, Wayne who are the winners of these samples! Hopefully, their tastebuds will enjoy it more than mine did.

Vote for the next Fan Favorite - which will be featured on December 3rd's post.  We'll take a break next week to enjoy our turkey and pumpkin pie!  Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!