12/2/08

TWD: Linzer Sablés


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Linzer Sablés selected by Noskos of Living the Life! I was so excited to see that someone finally picked this recipe because it is one that I have been dying to make since I bought Baking From my Home to Yours. I love Linzer cookies- but the ones that I'm familiar with are more of a tender butter cookie with raspberry jam sandwiched between them- these cookies are different from the delicate little tea cookie that were always such a special treat. Dorie uses a spicey, nutty, and very sturdy cookie to sandwich together the jam. The dough is comprised of ground almonds, flour, sugar, butter, an egg, and the surprise guests: cinnamon and cloves.


Now, this isn't the first time that the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers have encountered Dorie's masterful approach to combining spices with sweet fruit spreads (and even chocolate)- but again, I was a little ambivilant about whether or not the strong aromas of cinnamon and more particularly cloves would overpower the sweet and tart jam. And...again I worried for nought. This is a wonderful cookie for Christmas and it's even fancy enough to present as dessert alongside vanilla ice cream at a dinner party (like I did last night- nothing like combining TWD with real life!). Raspberry jam is my favorite, but sadly my local grocery was out of it so I used a tart blackberry jam and I was very pleased with the results.


I was also really happy with the process of rolling the freshly mixed dough out between two pieces of waxed paper and then chilling the dough. In the past I have always chilled dough as a little disk and then rolled it out once it was cold enough- but I can assure you that I won't do that again! This way, you simply pop the rolled dough out of the fridge and cookie-cut away! As always with Tuesdays with Dorie, you can find this recipe on the blog of th person who selected it and in Dorie's wonderful book!

13 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Nice job!

Engineer Baker said...

Isn't it funny how the flavor combinations Dorie gives us tend to work out? I'm always a little skeptical too. Yours look perfectly delicious!

singletoncooks said...

I'm so jealous of your perfect circle of dough. I can't even describe the shapes that mine rolled into. One was sort of rectangular but the other was a bizarre star!

Cristine said...

Your sables look delicious!

vibi said...

I really like when our daily routine gets doted with little misshaps, like your grocery not having your favorite jam... somehow, it makes us do things a little out of the box, discover and try new flavors, and I'm glad they turned out great for you. They looks great Emily Rose!

What's for Supper? said...

Yeah....I have to admit that these were pretty good!

Dana Treat said...

Look at those beautiful cookies! Nice job! I have NOT forgotten about the baking pan - I promise it will be in the mail this week or next. I have been buried.

Danielle said...

Great job your cookies came out looking tasty!

Rebecca said...

Really lovely cookies. Sometimes Dorie's flavor combinations surprise me, too. ;)

Linda said...

I love the flavor combination of the spice and fruit as well. These cookies w. ice cream ---outstanding idea! Great job!

Pamela said...

They look picture perfect. I wasn't' sure about the cloves, either. They turned out nicely though. Glad you liked them!

Rosie said...

Thise cookies look good and SO perfect in shape ~ great bake :)

Rosie x

TeaLady said...

Had to say hello to a fellow Louisiana girl. HI ya. Pineville here. Cookies sound great.