Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TWD - Linzer Sables

This weeks Tuesdays with Dori recipe is Linzer Sables and was chosen by noskos of Living the Life. I halved the recipe, substituted ground hazelnuts, and filled them with chocolate ganache. I was super excited about this flavor combination but found that the hazelnuts completely overpowered the cookies! I used my snowflake cookie cutter to shape them but sadly they still look like flowers. The cookies may have been rolled a little too thin and they were crispier than I like. Overall, I thought these were OK and I would like to try them again using ground almonds.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the TWD gang to see how they made out with these cookies.

20 comments:

April said...

Yours look so nice! I wasn't overwhelmed by the cookies myself but I was glad to have the chance to make them.

Sabrina said...

Oh so pretty! I didnt even think to use hazelnuts... I love them!
But i used almonds instead.

Engineer Baker said...

So pretty! I definitely should have tried the chocolate filling, but raspberry jam was pretty good too.

bakingwiththeboys said...

They look like snowflakes to me!

pinkstripes said...

I agree, I think these cookies were more pretty than tasty.

Gabe's Girl said...

How sweet!

Tammy said...

I think hazelnuts and chocolate sound the perfect combination! I want to try that one!

kim said...

they came out great! sorry the hazelnuts were too much for you. i used blanched almonds and they were fine.

Mary Ann said...

Sorry you didn't love the hazelnut flavor- I bet almonds would lend a much calmer taste to these. They look lovely!

Natashya said...

I found my first batch came out a little dark too. They seemed to be better the next day, they softened somewhat.
They do look pretty, though! Love the mirrored dish.

Kayte said...

Your cookies look lovely, whether they are snowflakes or flowers! I think with the powdered sugar, they look like snowflakes! Great job.

Katrina said...

Good looking cookies! I really liked the hazelnuts. Maybe because I used Nutella as the spread.

happytummy said...

they look beautiful! sorry you thought the hazelnuts were overpowering...i used almonds, and they tasted great. also, if they're too crispy, try leaving them in an airtight container overnight. my cookies weren't really crispy to begin with, but they did soften up a lot after i did that.

Rhiani said...

I wasn't particularly overwhelmed by these cookies either - like you I found them crisper than I like.

But they are pretty and they do present well on a plate!

n.o.e said...

I used almonds because my hazelnuts were suspect. We liked them, so maybe they will be better for you next time around. You'll have two other kinds of cookies to cheer you up in the next few weeks!
Nancy

lartdejournalier said...

They are still pretty!

I love how you can substitute in your baking recipes: I cannot do that when baking, only when making a large feast. :)

Piggy said...

your cookies still look very nice! I guess you can never go wrong with hazelnut and chocolate, sounds yummy!

Danielle said...

I am glad I read your blog. I was going to make these again with hazelnuts I still may but maybe half the nut ratio. Thanks for shareing you cookies were still pretty.

Rebecca said...

My hazelnuts were super-strong, too. I wound up pulling my cookies apart and adding more chocolate.

Annette said...

They're so pretty! I used almonds with raspberry jam and we like them a lot. I really want to try the hazelnut/chocolate combo. It sounds so good. Maybe I'll use less of the nuts so it isn't overpowering.