Maybe some people loved these. I didn’t.
Where should I begin? They were crunchy. (Maybe mine were too thin.) They were hard to get off the cookie sheet. (The first few came off fine, then as they firmed up, they broke.) The flavor of cloves were too strong. (I could have omitted it, but normally I like it.) I don’t like mouthfuls of powdered sugar. (I know, I could have omitted this too.) My plan was to sandwich Apple Cranberry Butter from Trader Joe’s but instead of butter, it was more like syrup. So I had to use strawberry jam. (Boring!) Yeah, so these were not my favorite.
Personally, I would much rather enjoy delicious Alfajores – a butter shortbread sandwiched with Peruvian Manjar Blanco than these cookies. I would rather a fun peanut butter jam thumbprint cookie than these sables.
Again, maybe you loved them. Maybe you have tasted the originals. Maybe I would like a different recipe? (Any suggestions?) As for me, I won’t be making this particular recipe again. What about you? Do you like Linzer Sables? Did you enjoy Dorie’s version of Linzer Sables? Or better yet…have you tried Alfajores?
Linzer Sables are being served up for Tuesdays With Dorie. This weeks TWD recipe was chosen by Noskos of Living the Life (where you will find this weeks recipe). Enjoy more Linzer Sables by visiting the blogroll at the Tuesdays With Dorie website.