TWD- Chocolate Linzer Sables

Wow, I actually got these done. Luckily, I’m on the West Coast, so I saw this recipe by 2:30pm my time. This week’s recipe was chosen by Noskos of Living the Life. I haven’t made sables before, nor have I ever made anything linzer as I’m not prone to make anything with jam, but I figured I would make chocolate filling. Then I looked at the sidebar in the recipe and there it was! Great minds think alike, right?
I actually used finely ground unsalted cashews since that’s the only nut I had in our pantry. I halved the recipe and also added 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder with the flour/nut mixture.
Let me just tell you, the smell from these was AMAZING! The tiny bit of cloves (not a fan, normally) and cinnamon, with a hint of chocolate filled the kitchen, making it smell like the holidays. WONDERFUL!!I made the ganache a little thin and left some of the chopped chocolate in tact so there’s a little surprise in some of the bites.
These cookies are honestly some of the best I’ve tasted. I would highly recommend giving these a shot. They’re fairly quick (chill time notwithstanding) and easy and are absolutely wonderful!! Check out the recipe here! Thanks, Noskos for the great pick!


26 thoughts on “TWD- Chocolate Linzer Sables

  1. Linda says:

    I like your riff on the cookies – the cashews, a touch of cocoa powder, chocoalate ganache — sounds fantastic!I love how you decked out your blog for the holidays!

  2. Cathy says:

    Yours look beautiful — I love the picture on the striped plate! You are so right — these totally smelled (and tasted) like the holidays!

  3. Peggy says:

    Isn’t December fun! I love all the cookies. Yours look great and I love the chocolate in them. That sounds delicious. Great job!

  4. HoneyB says:

    I used cashews in a cookie recipe (which I did blog over the summer) from Martha Stewart’s cookie cookbook. I loved that cookie! Glad you enjoyed them!

  5. Pamela says:

    They look so pretty, Jodie. I love the sound of the cashews in the cookie dough. I bet they were delicious like that with the chocolate.

  6. Liz says:

    Wow, yours look great and sound amazing. (Chocolate cashew cookies? Yes please!) I love the star cut-out…perfect for the holidays.And I saw your comment about the Cake or Death licensed plate. That’s not my car, but I wish it was! Now I totally need a customized license plate holder, and I need to find my secret twin driving that other car around. 🙂

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