Looking for the perfect, from the kitchen treat for your Valentine? Look no further, these Valentine’s Linzer Cookies are just the ticket. Easy to make and delicious, your Valentine is sure to be impressed.
Linzer cookies are a play on the Linzertorte, an Austrian treat believed to have originated in the 1700s. The torte traditionally consists of a crust made of ground almonds and filled with black currant jam. Linzer cookies take two almond flavoured butter cookies and sandwich them together with a layer of jam. While any jam will do, I choose raspberry, since it is the season of love 😉 Truth be told, I actually made raspberry jam with the intention of using it in these cookies. But what I didn’t consider were the seeds! Not the most palatable, so store bought seedless raspberry jam is what I ended up using.
The Holidays are for baking and decorating cookies. When it comes to choosing which cookies are best to decorate, I have to say it’s a toss up between Gingerbread and Sugar, and I usually alternate between the two. This year, it was Sugar Cookies turn. The recipe below is one of the best and easiest recipes I’ve come across for cut-out sugar cookies, and best of all it can be made ahead and frozen for up to a month.
One look at this blog and you can tell I’m a huge fan of pumpkins. Shockingly though I don’t care for the PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte) I think it’s because I’m a bit of purest when it comes to coffee: dark, strong and black; I’d much prefer to eat something sweet as opposed to drink it. But give me pumpkin spiced cookies, cakes or scones, and I’m all over them.
In honor of National Pumpkin Day, I thought I would share the perfect mid-week treat – Pumpkin Spiced Cookies. Super easy and great to toss into the freezer to have on hand when a craving hits. Because I like to freeze treats and enjoy them as needed, I chose not to glaze my cookies, but a simple glaze of confectioners sugar adds a touch more sweetness and makes them a little fancier 😉