food-inspired musings from a vegan girl with a lusty appetite.
Monday, July 09, 2012
peanut butter linzer cookies
These peanut butter linzer cookies are awfully adorable, if I do say so myself. Most of the time, I tend to prefer unfussy, thick, chewy drop cookies, liberally doled onto the cookie sheet with an ice cream scoop. These are much more demure and petite, rolled out thin, painstakingly stamped into shape, filled and sandwiched. Personally, I like getting handy with a rolling pin once in a while.
I used the peanut butter “Nutter Betters” dough from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, cutting the margarine in half as is my wont. Some cookies are filled with chocolate ganache, some with leftover raspberry buttercream, some with both!
“Linzer” refers to the peek-a-boo cutout shape — usually Linzer cookies are a nutty almond cookie sandwiched with jam, conceptually hailing from Linz, Austria.