Sunday, November 30, 2008

Linzer Sables - TWD

You say sables -- I say I love Linzer tarts. My love goes back to my student days in Switzerland and Germany and being introduced to Linzer torts. Those lovely hazelnuts and raspberry jam and the interlaced crust -- what's not to like! And Linzer tarts are a great reminder.





If you had to grind nuts for the dough, this recipe would take more effort. A few years ago, I was introduced to buying ground nuts and I generally keep a supply of them in my pantry. I used some ground almonds for this recipe -- although ground hazelnuts would have been my preference. This was definately a shortcut to whip up these cookies.





I want to share another great baking short-cut. I recently bought an add-on for my stand mixer. This is in the form of a flat paddle beater with little wings. What this incredible item provides is scraping the bowl as it turns -- eliminating the need to stop and scrape down the side of the bowl. I found mine on the internet.

Here it is in action.












Here are my maple leaf Linzer sables. Dusted two and the reminder are in the freezer waiting for the holidays. Check out Living the Life for the recipe.












16 comments:

  1. Aawww, cute little leaf cookies! I use purchased nut meal too - my mini food processor can't grind nuts very finely. And the beater blade is something I really need to get...

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  2. Nice maple leaf cutter Cynthia!
    I really thought you were from Italy and was goind to ask you if you could have gotten your hands on maple sirup to create a filling... but AH! You're from the States, were everything can be found! LOL
    Great sabl├ęs!

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  3. Oh, you've got the paddle with wings! I'd been wondering whether those really worked.

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  4. Your linzer sables look perfect. I love the shape!

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  5. love the maple leaf shape! nice job. i used to use the sideswipe but some of the little wings fell off :( so i use the beaterblade now.

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  6. I love the maple leafs! I have friends in Canada who would love them especially. I need to try almond meal next time! Looks good.

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  7. What a cool tool to add to your Kitchen mixer! The maple leaves are kind of fitting aren't they? I live in NY too (probably about 2 hours from you if your in Saratoga) and Maple is big here!

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  8. I need a paddle attachment like that! And the maple leaf shape that you chose for your cookies is really unique - love it.

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  9. You cookies turned out great! I love the maple leaf shape.

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  10. Those are beautiful! I love the leaf shape.

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  11. I love your maple leaves! And how smart to use nut meal.

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  12. a. I love bob's products, and want to try the almond meal!

    b. the leaf is sooo cute.

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  13. Love the leaf linzers. Great idea. So pretty.

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  14. Leaves?! What a fun shape for these cookies!

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