I can't believe it's Tuesday already! Thanksgiving absolutely flew by. I had a great time visiting my parents, and I'll put up some pics and a simple recipe for cranberry sauce later this week! But now, it's all about Linzer Sables, this week's TWD recipe that was chosen by noskos of Living the Life.
These classic cookies turned out to be very tasty. Traditionally they're filled with blackcurrant jam, but I went with raspberry jam since that's what was in my grocery store ;) Dorie also suggested a ganache filling, which I definitely would have tried, but my 3" cookie cutter only gave me 14 cookie sandwiches to play with.
The recipe calls for finely chopped nuts, so I broke out the super fine almond flour that I keep in the freezer. The dough was spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
Dorie called for this dough to be rolled out to 1/4" thick, but I rolled it a little thinner based on reviews from the P&Q's.
It was a little hard to work with, especially when it got at all warm, so I had to keep putting it back in the fridge to chill.
As I said before, I got 14 sandwiches, 28 individual cookies. I took Dorie's suggestion and used a piping tip to cut the center peek-a-boo hole.
Fully baked cookie:
I also made a couple of tiny ones for us to taste, since we are giving most of these away.
Once the cookies were cool, I poured on the boiled and slightly cooled jam and water mix. My jam was maybe a little too thin and kept running everywhere... that's what I get for being impatient :-p
When I assembled them, the tops slid around a little bit, but eventually settled down into place.
They turned out to be very pretty! I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top, and set them in the fridge for a few minutes so the jam could set a little bit more.
I really liked the flavors in these cookies and I'm glad I stuck with the classic jam, but I know I would have liked chocolate or Nutella as filling too! Thanks for the pick, noskos — what a great way to kick off the holiday cookie season :) Now go check out the rest of the TWD blogs for their cookies!