Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cocoa Linzer Cookies

Dorie Greenspan Cocoa LInzer Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi for this week was one I thought I might quickly bake up in between working on my manuscript a couple of weeks ago. Linzer cookies? No problem. I even had a cute cookie cutter (bought in France last Christmas) that would work perfectly! The dough (ground almonds, flour, cocoa powder, spices, butter, sugar and – optionally – cocoa nibs which I didn’t use) whipped up quickly in a food processor – genius!

CLEARLY though, I needed to be only focussing on one thing because I am convinced that as I *thought* I set the timer for the last 5 minutes of baking, I actually set the temperature for 500˚F. Result:

Burned cocoa linzer cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis *literally* happened in the last 2 minutes of baking…

Luckily I had a few scraps of the dough left and rolled the rest out (mainly to check that it was, in fact my mistake and not an issue with the oven). I cooled the oven right down, took out the in-oven thermometer and started from scratch in a cold oven.

Dorie Greenspan Cocoa LInzer Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comOuf! Clearly just a case of too much going on and me not paying attention (it’s VERY unlike me but clearly it does happen!). These were lovely – not too sweet, a little spicy and sandwiched with jam. The perfect holiday cookie.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Cocoa Linzer Cookies on p 304 of Baking Chez Moi.

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