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February 21, 2013

A Gluten-Free Linzer Cookie

Soooooooo, this Improv Challenge is all about hearts &flours”… which gives me the perfect opportunity to try out some more GF options in nut or grain meals & flours.DSCN6663My boys had been asking for “those heart cookies with raspberry jam that you haven’t made in a long time” but I wanted to make a shortbread to use with my clay mold.DSCN6713Turns out, fortunately because my cookies did not (turn out, that is…)  the dough worked for both. Perhaps shortbread molds work better with traditional butter & wheat flour dough, huh?DSCN6720Since it baked up slightly puffy, I had great hopes for a nice base for my Linzer cookie.doughThe dough is a little sticky once it warms up from refrigeration, so I found it best to roll between sheets of plastic wrap. (With the first batch I placed the cut-outs in the freezer for 20 minutes prior to baking. Then it took forever for them to bake! The second batch I baked directly after cutting them out & they turned out just fine.)DSCN6633This, according to my youngest, is the most important ingredient of all!cookieAfter the cookies have cooled, we topped the bases with the spread.doneOf course, a bite sneaky taste quality control test was next. I loved that I could taste the cream cheese in the cookie, & that the sweetness was just right after being topped with the spread.DSCN6721I contemplated drizzling the hearts with melted chocolate, but there seemed to be plenty of that going around…DSCN6669Here’s my recipe for the dough:2recipe







11 comments:

  1. Those look yummy! I love how you had little helpers in the kitchen.

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  2. I really like sweet rice flour. It was only recently that I picked up a bag of it, but it has tied sorghum as my top favorite gf flour to use. Those cookies look wonderful!

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  3. Love your heart-shaped cookies! I'm an amateur cookie maker... so these are super impressive and something I could only dream of making myself at home. What a great idea for the Improv Challenge! Hope you have time to stop by and check out my heart-shaped gingerbread cookies.

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  4. Those look delightful and delicious!

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  5. Sorry the clay mold didn't work out quite as planned but I think that cookie looks really cute! Love that clay mold!! And your Linzer cookies, they look like perfection. I would love nothing more than to reach in and grab one to sample. Lovely!

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  6. I have trouble with stamps and molds, too...seems like the dough has to be just so...and mine usually isn't! Your linzer hearts are beautiful! And they must be delicious if you're getting requests :)

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  7. Cookie molds and I don't get along..and I use butter and wheat flour. Your little hearts turned out so very cute! :)

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  8. These sound wonderful and look so pretty. I definitely will be trying your cookie. I love when the cream cheese flavor comes through. So often it gets lost.

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  9. Wonderful use of mochiko flour, Melody!

    For my Improv Challenge I was contemplating using brown rice flour for my cheesecake and cookies because gluten-free is always a safe bet when baking for others =)

    Very much appreciate that I can add another gluten-free recipe to my recipes I want to make file =)

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  10. Beautiful! It's nice to have a few gluten free recipes that look so tasty
    Mimi

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