twd…linzer sables

by Jamie on December 1, 2008

This week’s TwD recipe, Linzer Sables, is the selection of Noskos from the blog, Living the Life. The recipe can be found by visiting her blog or by flipping to pages 134-135 of Dorie’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

In case you do not know, I make wax tarts for personal use in my home. One scent combination that I simply adore is Blackberry Jam Butter Cookie. There is nothing like this scent and people swoon over it! It is a lovely combination of a vanilla butter cookie fragrance mixed with the sweet scent of blackberry jam. When I read this week’s recipe, it was the first thing to pop into my mind, so I decided to adjust the ingredients. I left out the cloves (I am not a huge fan), only added a dash of cinnamon and threw in a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. I also went with blackberry seedless jam which turned out to be delicious! The dough was super easy to make and rolled out in a snap. I tossed the dough into the fridge while I took my ceremonial Sunday nap and when got up I cut them with my dollar store cookie cutter. The boyfriend did not indulge in these cookies because he claims walnuts make his tongue hurt! I find this to be an odd problem, but hell maybe such a thing exists! Anyway, I loved these cookies they were light, crisp and so very yummy! I think these would be the perfect addition to any holiday cookie platter. I will definitely be making these again in the very near future.

Up next…Dutch Apple Tart

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Cristine December 1, 2008 at 11:55 pm

Your cookies look beautiful!


avatar vibi December 2, 2008 at 12:46 am

Niiiiiice! Hanging cookies! True, they are too cute to eat, really!
Did you hang them in your tree?


avatar Cathy December 2, 2008 at 12:51 am

So glad you enjoyed these! They look beautiful, both as cookies, and as ornaments! Too bad about your boyfriend’s walnut/tongue thing — oh well, more for you!


avatar ~Mrs. Guru~ December 2, 2008 at 6:11 am

Look delicious!


avatar Laura December 2, 2008 at 9:01 am

Beautiful Job Jaime! I love the shot with them hanging on ribbons – so much like ornaments!


avatar Jodie December 2, 2008 at 9:08 am

Great job! They’re so cute! I’d like to know more about these wax tarts! Have to check it out.


avatar Rachel December 2, 2008 at 9:44 am

Oh my gosh the hanging cookies are too cute! Great job!


avatar Ingrid December 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

Your cookies look fabulous. I like how you made ornaments.

Btw, that’s hilarious that walnuts makes his tongue hurt! LOL! Sounds like something my children would say. Makes you wonder, could it be true……


avatar chocolatechic December 2, 2008 at 9:52 am

Beautiful cookies.

I left out the cinnamon and clove, and put in half a tsp. of vanilla paste.


avatar kim December 2, 2008 at 10:01 am

they look beautiful! i like the way you rotated the sandwich tops. blackberry sounds divine :)


avatar Engineer Baker December 2, 2008 at 10:28 am

Oh darn, you have the cookies all to yourself :) They look absolutely beautiful, and the flavor combo sounds delicious.


avatar Peggy December 2, 2008 at 10:41 am

Maybe he is allergic to the nuts? Your cookies are great! Love them hanging with the ribbon. Isn’t December fun?


avatar Amy December 2, 2008 at 10:52 am

They look beautiful! I love the cookie/ornament picture!!



avatar pinkstripes December 2, 2008 at 11:09 am

Your linzer sables look perfect. I like how you offset the top layer of the cookie.


avatar Kimberly Johnson December 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Your cookies look fabulous! I love how you offset the tops of the cookies – brilliant! Boys come up with the weirdest ailments don’t they? :)


avatar Leslie December 2, 2008 at 2:28 pm

LOL..walnuts make his tongue hurt??!!!
Love the cookies ..beautiful photos as always!


avatar Gabe's Girl December 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I love your post. It is such a good read. The cookies look great. I think the ornament look is so clever. Great job!


avatar Anne December 2, 2008 at 4:12 pm

He must have a geographic tongue (check it out on wikipedia)! My sister in laws are always going on about their tongues hurting when they eat citrus or walnuts (especially when they’re pregnant!) That sounds like something my husband would make up but I’ve heard it elsewhere. Either way, those cookies look TOTALLY worth the pain- they are gorgeous and the flavors sound amazing!


avatar Maria December 2, 2008 at 4:14 pm

I love the ornaments!! Super cute!!


avatar steph- whisk/spoon December 2, 2008 at 4:16 pm

oh, they are pretty! and make cute ornaments, too.


avatar SiHaN December 2, 2008 at 6:51 pm

oh what a strange excuse your bf has. walnuts make the tongue hurt. *ouch*. lovely work on the cookies! especially the hanging ones! gorgeous!


avatar The Food Librarian December 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

These look great!! Love them. Those hanging cookies are perfect.


avatar Danielle December 3, 2008 at 7:48 am

Your cookies are pretty! I love the idea of hanging them they would be pretty on the tree.


avatar Medena December 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm

So beautiful! Perfect looking, just want to bite into one, or a dozen… :)


avatar Erin December 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm

These look beautiful!


avatar AmyRuth December 7, 2008 at 1:36 am

What a great idea to hang them. Love that photo.
I can’t wait to check out your scented wax tarts. Yumm Mine went together easily too.


avatar Alice December 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Nice looking cookies! I do have the same problem getting pain on the sides of my tongue after eating walnuts. It might be a slight allergy. I love walnuts but I can’t eat them anymore.


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