Tuesday, December 26, 2017

TWD - Cocoa Linzer Cookies


Happy Boxing Day!  I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas Day.

Being Tuesday, our last Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for 2017 is Cocoa Linzer Cookies.  Dorie adds cocoa and chocolate to the traditional Linzer cookie to create a new treat.

I made a few tweaks to the recipe to match the ingredients I had in the house.  Almonds were replaced by hazelnuts; raspberry jam was replaced with strawberry jam.  I also just plain forgot to dust the finished cookies with "snow" (icing sugar).


While these cookies tasted good, I think I like the traditional Linzer cookie better.  I found that the chocolate flavour in these took away some of the sweetness without adding richness.

However, these cookies looked the part, and someone at work told me that they thought I had bought them. 

To see what the other Dorie bakers made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

7 comments:

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) said...

These are PERFECT! Happy Boxing Day to you!

Johanna GGG said...

These look delicious - hope you had a great Christmas

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

These are very cute but I think I know what you mean with the chocolate flavour being distracting. I love linzers as they are :D

Diane Zwang said...

I like traditional ones better too. Best compliment when someone assumes you bought them. Happy New Year.

Cakelaw said...

I did thanks Johanna. Hope you did too.

Cakelaw said...

Happy New Year to you too Diane.

Liz Berg said...

Yes, they do look picture perfect!!! Happy New Year, my friend!!! xo