December 2, 2008

Lemon Linzer Sables

Cookie season is officially upon us people! After the last leftover turkey sandwich has been eaten and all of the dishes are finally done, it is time to bust out the rolling pins and fire up the Christmas cookie assemble line! Usually I spend a few days poring recipes from my many cooking magazines looking for edible gift ideas. This year I've some extra help from the TWD elves with the cornucopia of cookie recipes that have been selected for December. First on the list, Linzer Sables.

I used hazelnut meal in the cookie dough and filled them with Trader Joe's (highly addictive) lemon curd. The cookies came out light and crisp with a hint of spice and a satisfying zing from the lemon. Definitely a great way to kickoff cookie season!

10 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I agree, this was the perfect holiday kickoff cookie. Yours look wonderful, and I love the lemon curd idea.

vibi said...

There's something magical about your cookies, that I really like! Perhpas their daintiness... or maybe the blue background. Hopefully, your Holidays with those cookies will be just that: magical.

pinkstripes said...

Lemon curd sounds great. Your cookies are beautiful.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Oh! Lemon! That sounds so good...

HoneyB said...

Love the lemon filling too!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Love the moons and stars! Can't fight the holiday cookie season.

Anne said...

Okay... I've seen a lot of cookies today but I have say, lemon sounds brilliant! I'm going to have to go to Trader Joe's now! :) Great job!

Madam Chow said...

Now you're giving me ideas - the TJ's lemon curd is addictive, but they also have a ginger curd. Now I'm thinking of these cookies with the ginger curd!

Erin said...

These look beautiful! I love the addition of the lemon. My husband would definitely love that!

noskos said...

Lemon curd sounds like a nice variation! Glad you liked them, they look great.