How exciting!! I am so giddy about being a member of TWD during the Christmas season!! And not only that, but to actually have a food blog during all this wonderful holiday baking (Sing For Your Supper is only 8 months old, so holiday blogging is a new experience for me!)! I love baking Christmas cookies – like every cook/baker, my love for holiday baking started when my sister and I were kids and my mom would let us help her make all kinds of Christmas cookies. One particular kind I can remember making the most were called Santa’s Whiskers- sugar cookies that had a rim of coconut and maybe a few other things, I can’t quite remember. I actually never ate those cookies – I didn’t like them (it’s a coconut thing), but really enjoyed making them with my mom. So, naturally, I was super excited to see all the cookies chosen for TWD’s December line-up! Linzer Sables, Sugar Cookies, Buttery Jam Cookies….all kinds of fun stuff, and perfect for the holidays!

This week’s recipe was Linzer Sables, chosen by Noskos of Living the Life. Crisp, buttery cookies cut into cute shapes and filled with jam (or in my case, Nutella…genius!). These were great…I actually misread the recipe, as I so often do, and added 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt instead of 1/4 teaspoon (JEEZ, Amy!!), but they were still really good – you didn’t even notice the extra bit of salt! The Nutella was DELICIOUS all smushed up between these little cookies….sheer bliss!

A little tip: these cookies are perfect with some steaming hot chocolate on a cold night….especially after you’ve just been out in the cold all night trying to hang Christmas lights on the dang house. Just a suggestion.

Go check out Noskos’ blog if you would like Dorie’s recipe for Linzer Sables…..these are perfect for your next Christmas party!

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  1. Those look adorable! And festive! And delicious! Nice job! Anything else!? Sorry, I got carried away with the exclamation points.

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    Comment by Jules — December 1, 2008 @ 8:31 PM

  2. I love how festive your post looks! That shot of the cookie dunked in nutella – yum!!

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    Comment by Linda — December 1, 2008 @ 9:55 PM

  3. Nutella and cookies. Yum. What a beautiful combo!

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    Comment by food librarian — December 1, 2008 @ 10:26 PM

  4. Your linzer sables look perfect! I thought about using Nutella, but decided to go with the jam.

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    Comment by wendy — December 1, 2008 @ 10:34 PM

  5. Your linzer sables look great. I thought about using Nutella, but decided against it and went with jam

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    Comment by wendy — December 1, 2008 @ 10:35 PM

  6. What a distinctive shape you have on your lovely cookies. It almost looks like it was made by a red vintage Tupperware cookie cutter. The kind used to cut little sandwiches perhaps. Just lovely.

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    Comment by Lindsay — December 2, 2008 @ 4:58 AM

  7. they turned out perfectly! i love the way you played with the shapes. and nutella sounds delicious :)

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    Comment by kim — December 2, 2008 @ 7:37 AM

  8. So cute–and the nutella looks delicious!

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    Comment by Rachel — December 2, 2008 @ 7:40 AM

  9. Adorable cookies.

    I love the nutella too.

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    Comment by chocolatechic — December 2, 2008 @ 8:01 AM

  10. finally someone who tried the nutella version.. that looks divine. SERIOUSLY!

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    Comment by SIhan — December 2, 2008 @ 9:03 AM

  11. I love your pictures!! And your cookies are adorable… hopefully, I’ll get mine made this week!

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    Comment by hornedfroggy — December 2, 2008 @ 9:32 AM

  12. The Nutella is a genius idea! I love it.

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    Comment by Kira — December 2, 2008 @ 11:03 AM

  13. I love the nutella.

    P.S. I’m tagging you. See my blog for details. :)

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    Comment by Elizabeth — December 2, 2008 @ 4:22 PM

  14. Your cookies look great! I need to buy some Nutella, alot of others used it with this recipe and liked it.

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    Comment by danielle — December 3, 2008 @ 6:54 AM

  15. Your cookies look fabulous. I wish I had tried the Nutella. They look so yummy.

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    Comment by Debbie — December 3, 2008 @ 9:43 AM

  16. What beauties!

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    Comment by rainbowbrown — December 3, 2008 @ 10:03 AM

  17. Perfect, just perfect!

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    Comment by Ulrike — December 3, 2008 @ 11:30 AM

  18. nutella linzers and hot chocolate–delicious!!

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    Comment by steph (whisk/spoon) — December 3, 2008 @ 4:56 PM

  19. Super cute cookies!

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    Comment by Maria — December 4, 2008 @ 7:37 AM

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