Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 22, 2010

Today's cookie is my take on a Linzer cookie. Usually Linzer cookies are a butter-hazelnut cookie sandwich with jam in between. I'm a bit lazy and so I just use a traditional sugar cookie instead of toasting the hazelnuts and making a butter cookie. The only catch is that you need to roll out the sugar cookies a bit thin because otherwise they will spread too much when baking and obliterate the cut out shape. I also heat the jam to make it a bit more thin and spreadable. It's best to put a bit of jam in the center and not all the way out to the edges. If you spread the jam to the edges, it will just seep out the sides when you press the top down.

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