TWD #41: Go! Go! Flower Power!
Can you believe its already December? Where did November go? I feel like I blinked and missed the whole month of November. But what better way to kick off December than with a Tuesdays with Dorie dessert…
This week Dennis from Living the Life chose Linzer Sables as our TWD dessert of the week. You can find the complete recipe on his blog. Also don’t forget to check out how the other TWD bakers did with their sables too! I saw some adorable snowman ones in my Google Reader this morning. How creative is that??
There’s something about powder sugar that gets me in the holiday spirit. Maybe its the resemblance to snow. Remember. I live in CA so that’s about as “snow” as I get. HAHA. Trust me. I aint complaining. I don’t know how you snow bunnies do it. I can’t even walk in rain much less drive in snow without hurting myself (and others). Being clumsy by nature doesn’t help in the snow sitch.
AARRRRGGHHHHH! Did I scare you?
I am still suffering from post turkey day leftovers coma so my writing may be incoherent and grammatically incorrect. Just skip to the pictures and call it a day. I don’t mind. Thats what I am doing. ::wink::
What I learned this week:
Wax paper works miracles with rolling out dough. My circle actually looked like a circle and I didn’t have to call it “rustic” to make myself feel better. HAHA
Recipe from Baking: From My Home To Yours, Dorie Greenspan
I used ground almonds for my nut of choice b/c I had some leftover from a previous macaron project but Dorie says you can use hazelnuts or walnuts too.
Dorie’s instructions were to roll out to about 1/4″ thick but some TWD bakers recommended going even thinner. I thought 1/4″ was cool for me though.
I used my 2″ flower cookie cutter and my Wilton #12 tip (wide end). Make sure when you cut your cookies you remember that 1/2 of them don’t need the middle circle cutout or you’ll have jam leakage. I figured that out AFTER I cut out all the cookie centers so I had make it again. Do as I say not as I do. Oh well… more cookies for me!
After the cookies baked I sprinkled powdered sugar on 1/2 of them. I may have gone a little nuts with the powder sugar. HAHA
I made 2 versions. Some with nutella and some with raspberry preserves.
Husband rating: A
He liked the nutella version more than the jam but no cookies gets an A+ unless its a PB cookie.
Wifey rating: A/A-
I liked the jam version better than the nutella version but they were both good.
Next week: Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies pages 146-147