Linzer squares

Also known as Linzer Törtchen, from Austria. Sharon Tyler Herbst (The Joy of Cookies) says she based this cookie on the Viennese Linzertorte.

Ground hazelnuts in the dough, a layer of semi-sweet chocolate under the red raspberry jam filling, and sugar-glazed lattice crust. Except I forgot to put the final ½ cup of ground hazelnuts in the dough for the bottom layer and so sprinkled them on top of it before spreading the melted semi-sweet chocolate over it, and the nuts and chocolate formed a paste that did not spread far enough or even well at all, so I melted another ounce of chocolate (total of 3 rather than prescribed 2 ounces) and spread that before adding the jam and the top layers of crust strips which require less ground hazelnuts. Does that make sense?

You know what? They are really good. Might have to make that mistake again.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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