Optimistically Cautious

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Cooking Chronicles: Mini Linzer Cookies

My original plan was to replicate Ina Garten's recipe for Mini Linzer Cookies in time for Valentine's Day so I could bring the treats to work to share with my colleagues. Due to my difficulty in locating the specialty cookie cutters however, I had to delay my excitement (Call the Kettle Black didn't have them...tsk, tsk). Luckily, my Mum found a set at Winners, so my cooking project was back in the works.

I only had enough room temperature butter for half of the recipe, which was a shame in the end, as the preparation was fairly time consuming with only a moderate amount of product to show for it. Though the directions were simple enough, between the half hour to chill the dough, the fifteen minutes to chill the cut-out cookies, and the ten minutes to allow the cookies to cool before decorating, the "idle" time dragged the process out quite a bit.

Despite slightly-burnt cookies and a dash too much confectioners sugar, I was ultimately happy with the experiment. They'd make a lovely tea time accompaniment or a gift-worthy treat. I hope my workmates enjoyed them!

Mini Linzer Cookies (with organic strawberry jam)



Blogger Vitality said...

Thanks for the cookies. They looked fabulous and were yummy. My sister and niece enjoyed them too and I forwarded the recipe to them so they can make more for me! Good luck on your weekend baking.

March 15, 2007 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Gravitas said...

Thanks :).

March 16, 2007 at 6:14 PM  

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