December 02, 2008

Linzer Sables - TWD (and a giveaway)

Did you think I forgot TWD this week? Not a chance! I mixed these up and baked them last evening and tonight when I got home from work I did the jam filling and snapped my photos! I must admit, last evening after I baked the cookie and tried one (spread with nutella) I thought I wouldn't like it. I think it is just that the Nutella didn't match the cookie. Tonight, I used the raspberry jam filling and have already eaten two of them! I love these cookies. I amaze myself when I try something thinking I probably won't like it and then end up loving it! These cookies are a classic example!


This weeks recipe Linzer Sables on pages 134-135 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook was chosen by Dennis of Living the Life. The recipe can be viewed on his blog! To see all the other yummy variations of this cookie you can check out the Tuesday's with Dorie Blogroll.

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I entered a MarxFoods Contest Giveaway for Fine Finishing Salts. The contest is open until December 8th and you can enter too! Just click the photo below to enter!

48 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Your stars are so cute! I'm glad you ended up liking them with the raspberry - I thought it added just the right type of sweetness to the cookies.

Meg said...

Beautiful cookies! They turned out great!

Barbara Bakes said...

Your cookies look yummy! I love the plate!

Sabrina said...

We are so matching this week! Love the stars! Very pretty!

Off to read more Twilight! :)

Bellini Valli said...

Dang the contest is only for those living in the United States...oh well...I can drool over all of the wonderful dishes that would come from your kitchen when you win:D

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked these. Your linzer sables look great. I love the shape.

Di said...

Your cookies look delicious, and I like your plate. =) I'll have to give these a try with the jam. I went for ganache this time, which was pretty good with my hazelnut cookies.

Katrina said...

Can I just say how much I love that pie at the top of your blog! Looks SO good!
Glad you liked the cookies. It's fun to be surprised and like a new cookies, huh! I purposely left the spices out of the cookie, knowing it would probably be a little strange with the Nutella! I did like the two jam ones I did as well.
Cute plate and star cutter!

Jess said...

What pretty cookies! Yours look nutty, like mine. I'll have to fill some with raspberry jam - it sounds perfect.

Carol Peterman said...

I filled some with jam and some with chocolate and I prefer the jam version as well. They look lovely.

chocolatechic said...

Love the stars.

So cute.

The Food Librarian said...

These look fantastic! The dusting of powdered sugar is like snow.

Stephanie said...

A cookie that doesn't go well with Nutella? Amazing! These look really yummy, even if they didn't work with Nutella. :-)

Libby said...

Too cute! I love your cookie cutter. How is your Mother in Law doing?

Rhiani said...

Nicely done! I'm glad you enjoyed them more with the jam. I was determined to make something chocolate this week, so I skipped the jam. I found the cookies rather underwhelming, but my co-workers seem to be enjoying them.

thehungryengineer (april) said...

What beautiful cookies! (I haven't even begun to bake holiday cookies yet.)

Medena said...

Lovely plate, says it all, and your cookies turned out great

I have that Dorie's book, and was wanting to join TWD, just never got to it; I should...

What's for Supper? said...

This was also the case with me... when you think that you are going to dislike something and then end up liking it.

Laura said...

Those are gorgeous. I am so terrible at stuff like that. I have the worst hands in the world!

Natashya said...

They look great! I was thinking of doing Nutella too, but ended up doing raspberry. So glad you ended up liking them!

natalia said...

Ciao ! We liked the cookies too !I love your shape, i'm glad you are in the pay it forward !!!

Foong said...

I guess some cookies just go very well with jam. Looks great!

happytummy said...

gorgeous...love the star shapes, very festive!

Jennifer said...

Nicely done! I'm posting a recipe for Rugula today...similarly delicious cookie!

kittymama said...

I tried mine with both chocolate & jam fillings, too, and the jam is definitely better. I was surprised too! Yours look great.

Susan said...

I like the jam filling myself- oh and they melt in your mouth.
Thanks for the heads up on the salt giveaway- what a fun giveaway- I ran over and entered! Thanks

Cristine said...

They look great! Glad you liked them! Isn't it so nice when you are surprised by a recipe?

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Beautiful cookies, beautifully presented!

Thanks for the link to the contest Shelby.

Gera said...

Hi HoneyB!

Scrumptious cookies, for sure taste wonderful and very nice presentation! stars for a kitchen star like you :)

Gera .:. sweetsfoods

Olga said...

I entered the same contest!!! :)

Btw, the plates are adorable!

CB said...

Your "enjoy" plate is so cute! I agree. I liked the jam more than the nutella. Nutella didn't taste bad at all, just thought the jam had a nicer contrasting flavor with the nutty cookie. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Danielle said...

These cookies are a keeper in my house also! They were so tasty. Your cookies came out perfect great job!

Gabe's Girl said...

You know I ended up liking them, too! They even taste better this morning. I think the spices kicked up. Hhhmmm. Nice blog!

Bunny said...

I'm glad you did like them, there's nothing worse than making something you just don't care for!

Reeni said...

The cookies are gorgeous! I am going to attempt them-they are my Mom's fave. I entered the salt contest, too!

Erin said...

These look great! I love the stars!

Judy said...

Love the star-shaped cookies. I was going to fill them with chocolate, but changed my mind at the last minute/late hour. I didn't eat one until 24 hours later. They were great, so I wonder if some 'ripening' helped.

Pam said...

I've never made these cookies before but want to try them this Christmas. They are so pretty!

creative one said...

The cookies look yummy!

Rebecca said...

Lovely! This makes me want to try the jam. The red looks so pretty and Christmasy.

Peggy said...

the stars are cute! I'm sure the jam was good in them too! Isn't Christmas season fun?

Jacque said...

I read another comment or two saying the person didn't think nutella went well with these. Surprising.

Anyway, glad you got them made, they are so cute!

AK Mom said...

Your stars are very beautiful and delicious looking!
I'll gave to try this recipe during the holidays!
Please stop by my blog for a well deserved award.
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Vera said...

These look delicious! And also so pretty!

Cakelaw said...

I loved these too - the stars are perfect for Christmas!

priscilla said...

these look so delicoius! i've never had them before, but would love to try them!

Kait said...

Beautiful! I'm making these closer to Christmas, and the star shape would make them perfect for cookie tin gifts. Something to consider!

noskos said...

Great looking cookies!

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