Noskos of Living the Life chose our first December recipe – Linzer Sables. A favorite of my mother’s, I’ve had the bakery version of these but have never given them a shot myself, so I welcomed yet another (thank you TWD!) opportunity to make something for the first time.
I followed the recipe exactly, yet somehow had a little trouble with it (could be user error, of course!). But I found the dough – even after it was thoroughly refrigerated – to be very sticky and hard to work with! The top piece of wax paper pulled off easily, and I worked as quickly as I could, but after I cut the shapes, I had a really hard time peeling them off the bottom layer. I squeaked out barely a sheetful, re-rolled the dough and figured I’d try again. Still no luck! So I stuck with what I had.
They actually tasted quite good, with a light spice and a nice blackberry jam. Plus I got to use some new cookie cutters!