Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TWD....Linzer Sables



My first TWD post... yeah!!! I was assigned Linzer Sables. These cookies taste like what you think Christmas should taste like. The flavor was amazing! I actually loved the dough more than the finished product. I loved that the recipe called for ground nuts that mix in with the flour (no chunks of nuts for the non nut lovers). It gave the cookies wonderful flavor. I used walnuts because it is a softer nut that I thought would ground easier. It also called for cloves which I am not a huge fan of because that spice seems to be the dominate flavor when used. I lessened it a bit but not much and it blended well with the flavor of the nuts and cinnamon. I am glad I used it. I also thought since it is christmas time that instead of using the scalloped cut out I would do stars to make it festive. I thought they turned out cute.


I did some with star cutouts in the center and some with circle. I liked the circle ones better. I also used Nutella in the center of some as well as raspberry jam and then some with both. I didn't make the ganache since my little Marcus was sad this afternoon. Poor guy!



You roll out the dough between plastic wrap or wax paper and refridgerate for two hours on a cutting board. I found the dough a little hard to work with so the second batch I rolled I made a little thicker and that helped quite a bit.


Glenn hasn't come home from work yet so he has yet to review them. Rebekah loved the dough, but hasn't had the cookies yet. We will see what she thinks. Overall, I would say they were fun to make and have a festive taste, but they may be a little too much work for me to make regularly.

If you are interested on trying the recipe yourself, click on over to Living the Life.

8 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Welcome to TWD! Those are a perfectly delicious looking contribution, I love the stars and everything is better with Nutella - yum!

Whitney said...

They look great April and I think that the Nutella is a fabulous filling idea! I wanted to make them in time for the posting today but will have to wait until later in the week. They sound fabulous. Great post!

HoneyB said...

Congrats on your first TWD post! I loved these cookies!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Welcome to TWD! Looks like your first recipe was a big success. So cute!

wildthayn said...

Great job April!! They look fantastic and it makes me want to make them for a fun Christmas treat. How many did it make?

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I'm totally going to use Nutella next time. You cookies look fantastic!

Mike and Elizabeth said...

Wow, your cookies looked incredible! I think I might have to make these!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Welcome to the group! Great job on the linzer sables - the look fantastic!