Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Linzer Sables -- Tuesdays with Dorie


The kiddos and I made these last night, these cookies were fun, easy, beautiful, and delicious! Even super picky husband loved them :) I used blackberry jam that we bought at an orchard this past fall and it went perfectly with the almonds. Thank you, Noskos, of Living the Life -- who picked Dorie's Linzer Sables as out first recipe of December!


I think I didn't get my almonds ground quite as finely as they should have been, but that turned out to be fine in the end and gave a nice nutty texture.


These were easy to roll and cut, and transferred nicely to the baking pans. Seems like that is usually the trickiest part of cut out cookies. I kept the baking temperature at 350, I rarely go any higher than that with cookies and was glad I didn't go up to 375. They were perfectly baked, just slightly browned around the edges at about 10 minutes.

I did not heat the jam at all, I just stirred in a touch of water, and that seemed to work well for me.

These cookies were such a special treat, I love how delicate they look, how easily they went together, and how after baking they were sturdy enough to spread on some jam and not break. I would love to try these again with pecans in the dough and peach preserves. There are so many possible variations and these could be easily personalized with your favorite nuts and fruit spread. For the recipe, please visit Noskos of Living the Life -- or find it in Dorie's Baking From My Home To Yours. Happy holiday baking :)

14 comments:

Elra said...

What a beautiful Linzer, Andrea.
I can feel christmas is in the air....

Cathy said...

They look beautiful, Andrea! I love the hearts. I'm glad that your family enjoyed these as much as we did!

Natashya said...

So pretty, I love the hearts. I think the coarser almond would have been really nice.

Peggy said...

Oh yours look beautiful! I wish I had stuffed mine with jam now. I was in such a rush last night. You did a great job. I bet your children loved them too!

Engineer Baker said...

Beautiful hearts - I loved how dainty these were too.

SiHaN said...

those linzers look beautiful my dear. I love how the cookie went along so well with the jam too!

pinkstripes said...

The pecans/peach jam combo sounds like it would be delicious.

I like the heart shaped linzers.

Flourchild said...

So so pretty! I must try these soon!

Megan said...

Oooh, pecan and peach. I like the sound of that combo!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cookies turned out beautiful! Next time I am going to lower the heat too - I thought mine were way over done.

1freshstart said...

Oh... I think the pecan and peach combo sounds devine! Yum!

~Cat

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Gorgeous! I need to try the jam next. Yum.

Jules Someone said...

Lovely! I need to make these soon!

noskos said...

Great looking cookies, glad you likes them!

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