Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hazelnut Stars

These hazelnut linzer stars came from a Christmas cookie magazine that featured favorite cookies produced by the White House chefs during different presidential administrations. These were a favorite of Ronald Reagan and are simply wonderful! After baking the cookies, they are filled with apricot and raspberry preserves and dusted with confectioners' sugar.

My sons won't touch anything but plain chocolate chip cookies, silly boys, so if our guests don't finish these on Christmas Eve, I guess Lee and I will have to eat them. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it . . .


Angela2932 said...

Oh, I think I could volunteer to help you! I really like the perspective on your first shot, the angle that just draws your eyes in. These remind me of little Christmas tree cookies I used to bake all the time. My kids didn't "take" to them as much as I did, and now that I'm ready to move on to other recipes, I suspect they'd like these more now.

Isn't baking this time of year fun? First you bake, then you photograph them, and then you get to EAT them!

Barb said...

Just now catching up on blog posts. The cookies look good. I have not had time this year to bake and I miss that. I also love the photo below of you and your brother. Your dress was darling.