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five sables stacked and tied with twine

Gluten Free Sables

Sandi Gaertner
These gluten free sable cookies are light and buttery. They are French cookies also known as a Breton Sable cookies.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes
Cuisine French
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 164 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 cup sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened, unsalted
  • 1 egg size large
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract * see note


  • In a small bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to blend. If you are using a standing mixer, add the wet ingredients to the standing mixer.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend. If you are using a standing mixer, gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer and mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are mixed in.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Roll the dough into a log and then roll it in coarse sugar. This is optional but it gives the cookies a nice crisp edge.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the cookie dough and preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Slice the log of dough into cookies about ¼ inch in thickness and place onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until they are slightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
  4. These sable cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
To Make Flavored Sables:
  • Almond sables - add 1 teaspoon of almond extract to the wet ingredients. Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with almond slices.
  • Chocolate chip sables - add ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings to your cookie dough.
  • Espresso sables - add 2 teaspoons powdered espresso to the dry ingredients and whisk it in. You can also add 3 tablespoons cocoa nibs for a little crunch!
  • Dip or drizzle your vanilla sables with melted chocolate.


Serving: 1gCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 296IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword French butter cookies, gluten free sable cookies, gluten free sables
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