Monday, December 7, 2009

Linzer Cookies

Thanks to those of you who made these before me, they turned out pretty well.
After letting the dough sit for 30 minutes, I split it in half and rotated each section, rolling it out, cutting out cookies, putting the scraps back in a ball, and putting it back in the fridge for a while. It really helped them not be too sticky. I also used Carissa's advice and rolled it out between two sheets of wax paper- great suggestion!
(My big helper- Brayden- this was actually his first time really helping me in the kitchen- it lasted about 1 minute before he decided that eating the dough was more fun!)
I used mini cookie cutters for half the dough and dipped the cookies in chocolate- that's what I brought to our S2S Christmas party- not many were eaten, but that is probably b/c there were about 15 super yummy desserts provided!
The other half I made as Ina's recipe directed, but I used Blackberry preserves I already had- they were pretty good too!

3 comments:

Janice Johnson said...

Those are the prettiest heart cookies I have ever seen! Beautiful job on the stars too.

Haylee said...

Hey Shannon!

Can you tell me what kind of chocolate you used to dip and how much? I'm going to make some for friends and I want to dip some in choc but not sure if I should use semi-sweet or reg choc chips.... Also, what kind of dish did you melt them in to get them to dip so pretty?

thank you!
haylee

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Those are so beautiful! I need tips because mine weren't so pretty!