Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Baking Will Start Soon~!

And I will most certainly start with these.. a variation of a Linzer cookie..I have a few cherished recipes..One from Good Housekeeping with pecans..But the last ones I made.. and made again...the recipe was included with the cutter and they were delicious.

They're pretty and festive on the Xmas dessert table..
The little cutter is worth it's weight in gold~


The recipe says it makes one dozen…..Mine made more..

1 1/4 cups softened unsalted butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups ground almonds (I added a splash of essence also)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
5 tbsps raspberry jam(I used more as I had more cookies.
Confectioner's sugar for dusting.

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.Beat in flour 1/2 cup at a time..almonds and cinnamon.Continue beating until dough becomes slightly stiff.
Shape into a ball wrap with saran and ref. 30 mins.
Divide dough in half.
On a lightly floured surface..roll out the first half 1/8 inch thick..
Cut out plain rounds..

Place on an ungreased baking sheet..1 " apart.
With the other half..cut out with the heart insert..
Place those on an ungreased sheet.
Bake the small hearts too !

Bake in a preheated oven of 325 for ap 10-15 mins(Mine took at least the 15)until lightly browned.
Let cool 20 mins..

Spread some Raspberry Jam on the bottoms… top w/ hearts..
You can add more jam in the hearts..I didn't need to..

Dust w/ Icing sugar.

I hope you enjoy them.


  1. I'm enjoying them :) Linzers are one of my most favorite cookies! Even when I inhale the powdered sugar and collapse, I absolutely love Linzer cookies. I have never attempted to make them. You give me incentive, M, those look so perfect!

  2. Send the pic into fg and ts! You should share with the world, you are so good :)

    have to run, cooking dinner, can you believe????

  3. I don't think I have a clue how to send it in:) have a whole new career ahaed of you..

  4. The Lazy Chef :) I cut every corner I can, LOL!

    All you have to do is register for fg and ts, with the link to your blog, and then click on submit, upload the pic from your computer and the link to the page it is on your blog. Maybe Jain can explain it better, but if you go to the sites and register and then log in, it'll be easy for you to figure out! Your pictures should be there for all to see, they are so good :) I have been lucky, really, but yours have such style!

  5. send it in, its so easy, just make sure you take the christmas addy for them~

    ps gorgeous and i need to buy this now too...

  6. Yes, Monique... send the pic in... BEAU.(If I can figure out how to send in, anyone can!) I've never had a Linzer I want to try. Maybe I inspire me!

  7. Monique - they look so delicate - I will have to look for the cutter... definitely submit your photos!!

  8. Beau, beau, beau... and now I'll daydream about your beautiful cookies all day long.

    As always Monique, your cooking/baking and prep as well as your lovely photos are PERFECTION!

    It's always such a treat to see what you have created. It makes my day. :)


  9. I agree with everyone else...PERFECTION...and you need to send it in and join the Hall of Fame!

  10. Yes, do it. I couldn't figure out the picture part, dragging to get the size, etc. I gave up in frustration..
    The cookies look wonderful, and I see them on TS and FG and in my mouth! :)

  11. Congrats to you! I just saw you on Foodgawker :-) You have many winners, keep going!

  12. I'll go see right now~
    Thanks for the push..
    K ..check your email..

  13. Ils sont magnifiques. J'aime bien le petit coeur au centre.