Noskos of Living the Life chose the Linzer Sables for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. We haven’t made a cookie in a long time, and this Christmas cookie is the perfect way to start off December! I’ve made a version of this cookie before, and it always reminds me of Christmas. It’s very similar to a thumbprint cookie, and you could even make these into thumbprint cookies to save time but still preserve the flavor of the cookie.
These were very easy to put together, although they did require a bit more time than your typical drop cookie because of the chilling time. Dorie says to roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness, but I would roll them out thinner than that because I didn’t get anywhere near the number of cookies the recipe called for. The recipe supposedly yields 25 sandwich cookies, but I only got 14. If you chill the dough thoroughly enough, you shouldn’t have a problem cutting out the dough, even if it is thinner. I used strawberry jam for these, but they would be great with any flavor. I would think that peach and raspberry would be popular choices. I wish I had a scalloped cookie cutter so that mine would be as nice as Dorie’s but I had to settle for plain, round cookies. Be sure to visit the Tuesdays with Dorie blog to see everyone else’s beautiful cookies!