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Susan Spungen's Tiger-Striped Sablés

These gorgeous tiger-striped cookies get their yellow hue from turmeric, and the black is accentuated by adding some black cocoa in the mix. Don’t worry if you can’t find black cocoa, just use the darkest Dutch process cocoa you can find. (I like Valrhona, and you can find both at Kalustyan’s or King Arthur Baking Co.). How the stripes line up is a little bit random, but they will look beautiful no matter what. Even if you just mush the two doughs together, you will get a beautiful marble pattern. This technique was inspired by Chris Morocco’s Zebra cookies that he created for a Bon Appétit issue I styled. They were so much fun to make, I decided to take it one step further, adding even more layers.
Makes 36 cookies