Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 21: Linzer Sables



Noskos of Living the Life chose this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, and I'm so glad! After the cookie onslaught a few months ago, I was quite sick of baking them, but it was great to get into it again- especially with Christmas around the corner.

I've always known what a linzer sable was, but I don't think I have ever tasted one. Cookies sandwiched with jam sounded very promising though. I actually only got back from my holiday yesterday and one of the first things I did (even before unpacking) was make my linzer sables! After 3 weeks of not baking, I was starting to feel the itch. Now, I didn't have a linzer cookie cutter, so we quickly rushed to the shops before they closed to buy one. Once I got there, there were 2 cookie cutters that were quite similar and I got confused which one it was. As it were, I chose the wrong one! Now I think about it, it is quite obviously a flower! My cookie cutter had 6 petals whereas the linzer one had 7. I still think they turned out cute though and funnily enough, I don't have a flower cookie cutter so I'm sure it will come in handy.



My first batch got terribly burnt! I didn't even forget about them or anything... my dough must have been rolled thinner than Dorie recommended. All the proceeding batches cooked in 9-10 minutes. I'm a bit unsure on whether I like the texture of the sable. I guess I'll have to eat another one just to make sure...


14 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

No need to get just the exact cookie cutter, they'll taste good no matter what! And your flower cookie cutter makes some adorable little linzer cookies.

chocolatechic said...

Your cookies are perfection.

vibi said...

WOW! If perfection had a name, it must be Bria's sabl├ęs! Beautiful!

kim said...

they look gorgeous! i like the flower shape, personally. great job :)

pinkstripes said...

Your linzer sables look perfect. I love your pictures!

Jess said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I also had the overcooking problem - but with a dusting of powdered sugar, who can tell?

Megan said...

I think they look perfect the way they are - just perfect!!

Em said...

Your sables are picture perfect!

TeaLady said...

Cute cookies. You did a great job. Look tasty!

Bridget said...

They turned out so pretty! I love the bottom pic!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

These photos are gorgeous! And the cookies are lovely, too. ;) Nice job.

NQN said...

They look so perfect for Christmas! I love the dusting of icing sugar :)

Bria said...

Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to baking heaps of cookies over the holidays :)

Tartelette said...

Just perfect! I love how beautiful they turned out!