TWD: Linzer Sablés

by Holly on December 16, 2008

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Did you come here looking for the Buttery Jam Cookies (chosen by Heather of Randomosity and the Girl). I am just all turned around this month and am just now getting around to the Linzer Sablés (chosen by noskos of Living the Life) that most everyone else posted a couple of weeks ago. If you want to read about my jam cookies pictured above, then go here (in short, we loved them and went with Dorie’s original recipe).

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The Linzer’s were fun to make and easier than I thought they might be. They are, of course, more time consuming than the buttery jam cookies, but they are both delicious. I plan to make another batch of Linzer’s later this week to take to a holiday party.

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I ended up taking most of the Linzer’s to my Sister-in-Law and she loved them. They became more tender once they had sat overnight with the jam in them which was when I liked them better. The only change I made in the recipe was to sub half of the white sugar with brown sugar which gave the cookies a little darker appearance. I used walnuts in the dough and filled the cookies with some good seedless red raspberry jam and did the powdered sugar on top on some.

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{ 21 comments }

chocolatechic December 16, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Your linzers look wonderful.

I did the buttery jam cookies….they are GREAT!

Engineer Baker December 16, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I love how pretty these linzers are. Yours look wonderfully tasty.

LaDue & Crew December 16, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Yours are the best I’ve ever seen! I love the darker look!

Kayte December 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Wow…they all look just wonderful…very pretty and you have such a great way of showing them off each week…very fun to visit over here. Great cookies!
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leanne December 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Beautiful linzers! They look great.

What's for Supper? December 16, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Yours looks so nice. These were actually my favorite so far since cooking with TWD!

Cristine December 16, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I liked the sables better the next day, too! Yours look great!

Jess December 16, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Gorgeous linzers!

Melissa December 16, 2008 at 7:45 pm

You linzers look really fabulous! I am yet to even try making them, but with your glowing review, maybe I’ll just have to do it!

steph- whisk/spoon December 16, 2008 at 9:40 pm

yum yum! they look good!

Isa December 17, 2008 at 1:41 am

Your linzers look great! I’m glad that you (and your sister – in- law) liked them 🙂

Di December 17, 2008 at 3:56 am

I really like your brown sugar substitution. And your cookies look fantastic! =)

Manggy December 17, 2008 at 4:49 am

I like the idea that they become more tender as they sit with jam… That’s always better in my book! 🙂

The Food Librarian December 17, 2008 at 5:12 am

Cute! The different cookies look so yummy. Butter and jam…perfect together.

rainbowbrown December 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm

I loved these cookies. I like them a little darker too, they look very pretty.

Jaime December 18, 2008 at 2:29 am

beautiful linzer cookies!

kim December 18, 2008 at 4:17 pm

they look wonderful! 🙂 i didn’t get to taste mine the next day, but it’s good to know that they get a little softer, because the jam squirted out of mine a little too much the day of 😉

Jules Someone December 19, 2008 at 4:43 am

I did Linzer’s this week as well. Lovely!

Gretchen Noelle December 20, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Very nice Linzers. Merry Christmas!

Gigi December 20, 2008 at 9:21 pm

Lovely Linzers! Happy Holidays.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog December 22, 2008 at 3:52 am

Your linzer sables are so pretty! I like the idea of walnuts and raspberries!

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