linzer sablés


I think Tuesday snuck up on a lot of the Tuesdays with Dorie members this week. I know it did for me. I’ve been holding onto last week as much as possible, with the long weekend and the holiday largely dedicated to food (oh yeah, and being thankful) and the turkey and the pie and mostly the long weekend. But going back to work yesterday made it hit me that I better get crackin’ on making this week’s recipe.


I’m glad Dennis picked a fairly simple recipe this week, so I could get the whole thing done Monday after work. Fortunately, I happened to have three bags of walnuts in the pantry that each had just a little bit left, and together made just enough ground nuts for me to make this recipe.


Some people who made the recipe before me suggested rolling out the dough thinner than Dorie’s recommended ¼-inch, so I took that advice. I’m glad I did, because I can see how that would have made some pretty thick cookies. The only other issue I had was a result of my super cheap cookie cutters, which were determined to hold onto the cut cookie dough instead of releasing it onto the baking sheet. I will be adding cookie cutters to my Christmas list.


I really enjoyed the cookies. The spice was a really nice addition, and the texture was this great tender-crisp combination. I don’t know that crisp is the right word, but they’re definitely not soft and chewy. Sablé, meaning sand, is really the right name for these cookies. I didn’t add enough jam to mine, but that wasn’t a big deal. Dave and I agreed that they’re a very nice cookie for Christmas.

You can find the recipe on Dennis’ blog.

One year ago: Crockpot Rice and Beans – I really love this meal.  We’re actually having it for dinner tonight.



  1. great job! they look adorable. love the tree shape 🙂

  2. I love the Christmas tree cutouts! They look great 🙂

  3. Cute little Christmas trees! Adorable!

  4. I love the trees – they even have little ornaments! I didn’t put enough jam in mine either – I almost wanted to unsandwich them and just spread jam on each side separately.

  5. joelen says:

    These look beautiful. I love how delicate they look!

  6. Now that is seriously strange Bridget!
    I think the only Christmas cookie cutter I own is a tree, just like yours… and I hesitated long and hard before using it, thinking a lot of TWDers would make Christmas cookies… but the most freaky thing was, that I had the exact same idea as you… to poke the holes and make Christmas balls out of the tree! And to see today, that no one else made their cookies like that… wow, you and I are the only ones who would have thought about it! LOL I’m glad you’re the one getting the rave reviews about it, though! They look amazing!

  7. I love the trees–so cute and festive!

  8. pinkstripes says:

    I love your linzer sables. They look perfect!

  9. Hmm, how about tender and crumbly? Great job Bridget! I would never have been able to guess there were some cookie cutter woes 🙂

  10. Love the tree shape and the perfectly spaced cut outs! Yummy!

  11. The tree shape is so adorable and festive — what a perfect holiday treat!

  12. YUM! And I love the little “ornament” balls on the tree shapes! So creative. 🙂

  13. I bet thinner was a good idea. I think your cookies are really nice looking.

  14. This week definitely snuck up on me too! I found myself making these on Tuesday night. Love your trees – they look great!

  15. Your trees are gorgeous!!

  16. teaandscones says:

    What cute cookies. Trees. with decorations. Who wudda thunk it. Great job.

  17. Darling. I’m lovin’ all of the Christmas cookies out there right now 🙂

  18. Great looking cookies! Glad you liked them!