Friday, April 5, 2013

FFWD - Pierre Herme's Olive Sables

These cocktail "cookies" are a real treat!  The only bad thing about them's hard to stop eating them!  The ingredients were a little odd, hard-boiled egg (using only the yolk), flour, potato starch, butter, olive oil, confectioners' sugar, and pitted black olives.  After finding the potato starch (went to three grocery stores) the dough mixed up nicely.  Then into the refrigerator to chill for a few hours.  I baked one roll and will freeze the other two to use later.  They smelled so good baking!

These were the black olives I used ... Olive Cured Black Ripe Olives "Herbs De Provence."  I was very pleased with the olive and the herbs!

Potato starch was not to be found in my regular grocery stores... was happy to find it at a great speacilty store in our area called A Southern Season.

Sliced and ready to bake!

Cocktail cookies all baked!

 All ready for a treat to celebrate the weekend....we are suppose to have a sunny 70 - 75 degrees on Saturday and Sunday!! 
This recipe can be found in Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan on page 12,


  1. Ooh, what a lovely display! These are so hard to resist! I keep snacking on them, I just can't stop! Nice work!

  2. These sablés were a delightful surprise. Who would think olives in cookies!! The French of course! I do agree that you can’t just eat one!! They are so buttery and delicious!! Yours look lovely…nice photos! Have a great weekend, Kendra!

  3. I used cornstarch instead of potato and it worked so well. They look wonderful with a glass of wine Kendra! Perfect appetizer in my opinion.

  4. I couldn't figure out whether these were cookies or crackers, but cocktail cookies is a perfect description. I loved these too. Hope you have a great weekend, Kendra.

  5. You are enjoying them exactly as they're meant to be! Lovely presentation.

  6. They are so cute - lovely presentation and yes, they are meant to be enjoyed with a glass of wine!

  7. Weren't these a delicious surprise? Perfect with a glass of wine :)

  8. These were very hard to stop eating. Nice presentation!

    I was surprised to hear that potato starch was an issue for so many peopoe to find. The stores around here all seem to carry it in the natural foods section, so I didn't think twice about it.