A friend recently had a baby a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to make something sweet and yummy for her to enjoy. Of course, cookies quickly came to mind, but I didn't want just any o'l cookie. I wanted something... pretty. So my search began for a lovely pretty cookie, fit for a new mommy - and boy did I find the perfect one. The Linzer Cookie.
First off, it's C-U-T-E!! Who wouldn't want to bite into something so adorable with a little jam peeking out of the center? And Secondly, no body can resist a butter cookie. It's pure fact. Or maybe it's just my experience. (I didn't make it the real linzer cookie way, with crushed up hazelnuts and almonds - I just made it a simple butter cookie).
It was fun putting the cookie together, and I'll definitely make it again very soon. The cookie batter itself was a little moist so keeping it in the fridge (and using lots of flour) before rolling made it easier to work with. Either way, the cookies were yummy and looked great.