Gluten-Free Almond Linzer Cookies
Full confession: I had never made Linzer cookies until now. So, without doing any research, I assumed they were just two crispy sugar cookies stuck together with jam. And because I never do anything the way it should be done, I just made up a recipe for an almond flour version.
It turns out, sometimes it’s better not to read the instructions…
These may now be my favorite little cookies. EVER.
After the fact, I looked up the origin of the Linzer cookie to ensure I could actually call it that without violating baking protocol. The Linzer cookie is derived from the Linzer pastry, which is notable for its lacy top. The pastry was invented in Linz, Austria. Because the cookie was created to emulate the look of the pastry, my cookies qualify! However, the recipe is nothing like the traditional ones I’ve found online.
The subtitle of my biography could be “that’s not how it’s supposed to be done.” And I can think of myriad examples why that’s true. But, it’s that very attitude that makes my days joyful and fun. I didn’t realize the absolute freedom in recognizing that we have the ability to create our own way. I hate that it took me well into my 30’s to understand I don’t have to do or be anything that has been manufactured by someone else.
If you looked at my upbringing, my resume and my CV, I should not be running a baking blog. Oh, but here we are. And, in truth, there is so much more to come. I’m about to really buck the trends. Will you join me for the ride and stay tuned?