Friday, November 14, 2008

Goji N' Berry Linzer Cookies

These cookies require a bit of work, but are well worth it atleast once during the holiday season. Goji berries are becoming more common and can usually be found at any natural market; they are highly nutritious and add a unique twist to the classic raspberry lizner.I combine a marionberry and cranberry preserve I had on hand, but any berry would pair great. The recipe goes a long ways since they are rolled so thin, so there should be plenty to share around!
Recipe :

-1 1/2 cup spelt flour - 1 cup buckwheat flour (could use all spelt)
-1/2 cup any flour for dusting
-3/4 stick butter
-3/4 cup agave nectar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt

-1/2 cup goji berrie -2 tablespoons agave nectar
-1/4 cup marionberry preserves(or other berry)
-1/4 cup cranberry preserves (or other berry)
-1/2 cup water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine the spelt and buckwheat flour, plus salt. In seperate bowl combine melted butter, vanilla, and agave nectar. Fold wet ingredients into flour mixture until mixed well, the dough will be fairly stiff; place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Once chilled roll out on floured surface to about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut out with perferated cut out, or any disired, with one half of the cookies(around 17) cut an additional hole in the center, with smaller cut out( hearts, stars, and perferated edges are all appealing) Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown.

Reconsitute the goji berries in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes. Place goji berries and water used in pan with agave nectar, simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. Combine other berry preserves, and set aside to cool.

When cookies have cooled place a heavy teaspoon worth of filling in the center of the bottom of the cookie without hole. Carefully place cookie with cut out on top, as not to spill over the filling.

makes around 18 cookies


Ashley said...

These look really good! I bought some goji berries a while ago and never used them. Do you know how long they keep?

Terri said...

Those cookies are absolutely beautiful !! I wonder if you could make them in the food dehydrator instead?? Thanks for sharing your beautiful cookie creation !!