I’m taking this opportunity to wish my readers and all my blogger buddies around the world a Blessed and peaceful Christmas season. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you all on a more personal level, I’ve enjoyed all your blogs and have learned so much on the art of blogging. Here’s hoping that 2016 will have us sharing more wonderful recipes, travel adventures and gardening projects.
Today I bring you these festive cookies which originated in Austria. I’ve heard them called by a variety of names, but the more traditional name is Linzer raspberry cookies. Raspberry jam and marmalade/ginger jam embellish the centers in my cookies, but you can use any jams or preserves of your choice. Raspberries and almonds are a marriage made in heaven, I make them almost every Christmas as my entire family devours these. They can be a tad time consuming, but the results are just decadent, melt-in-your-mouth, elegant cookies that will have you craving for more when the first batch has disappeared.
There are some simple tricks that will help get these together with minimum hassle. I’d encourage you to definitely sandwich the dough between two wax paper sheets (it makes rolling the dough a lot easier). Lay them on parchment paper before baking, I find this better than greasing the tray.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Click on the link for the recipe.