Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TWD - Linzer Sables


This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Noskos of Living the Life and is Linzer Sables. Dorie’s sables are actually one of the first recipes of Dorie’s that I encountered on the net – I printed the recipe off, but never made them. Linzer biscuits remind me of Belgium Biscuits (in fact there may be a connection, as I think Linzer biscuits are Austrian and it is quite possible that what we know in NZ as Belgium biscuits, may have started off life as German biscuits, but the name changed to Belgium biscuits during the war – if you get my drift!). Anyway, back to the Linzer biscuits!

In actually made these in a bit of a rush on Sunday evening. I only made a half batch, because after making and decorating over 90 cookies for a client function (more about that later in the week), the thought of more rolling and cutting was a little off-putting. I did really love these though and will make them again. The recipe called for ground nuts – I used ground macadamia nuts which are a little coarser than almonds, so my cookies had real texture. I think next time I would add more spice, as the little bit of cinnamon and ground cloves wasn’t enough for me. I filled my sables with raspberry jam, but do like Dorie’s suggestion of filling them with chocolate ganache. I will try that next time. These would be a lovely biscuit to give as a gift as they look so pretty!

See what the other TWDers thought here.

22 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

cute! i love macadamias!! i added more spice, totally by accident, but it gave great flavor.

Jules Someone said...

Lovely! I am very excited to make these now!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Beautiful job on these! They look super yummy.

Cakelaw said...

These are so pretty! Can't wait to hear about the 90 cookies that you made - lucky clients!

Di said...

Your cookies are lovely. Based on your recommendation, I might add a bit more spice to mine. We'll see--I still haven't made the dough. And it's Monday night... =)

Jaime said...

lovely job! i like the idea of using macadamia nuts!

pinkstripes said...

I like the idea of macadamia nuts. Your cookies turned out great!

The Food Librarian said...

Really really pretty! They look delicate and flavorful with those mac nuts!

Anne said...

I love the little flowers! I used macadamia nuts, too. I'm glad you liked them!

kim said...

they are so cute! macadamias instead of almonds sounds delicious.

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful.

How in the world did you get such a light dusting of powdered sugar on your cookies?

I got dusting happy on mine and had to not photograph my dusted ones.

Engineer Baker said...

Macadamia nuts? Brilliant idea! Kudos on squeezing these in around all that other baking.

Jodie said...

Cute cookies!

Megan said...

I think macadamias were an excellent idea. Especially with chocolate!

Snooky doodle said...

i agree with you . these are so pretty and i bet delicious too :)

CB said...

I agree. These would be adorable gifts. Actually thats what I am gonna do this year! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Peggy said...

these were great cookies weren't they? I bet I ate about six of mine today. Yours are so cute and you sure did a good job if you were rushing with them. The macadamias sound really good!

Pamela said...

Yum...ground macadamia nuts! These look great, but I must admit I'm looking forward to reading about all of those cookies you made!

Judy said...

Macadamias are a nice twist to these cookies. They look delicious.

Madam Chow said...

I only made half a batch, too - the other half is in my freezer. I like the idea of the macadamia nuts a lot.

Lynnylu said...

Lovely Linzer Sables! You did a fine job despite having baked so many cookies for your client. I'm sorry I missed this baking session.

TeaLady said...

Macadamia - yummy!! They look great.