Bon Appétit (December 2015)
We did not take this photo of these beautiful Spiced Brown Butter Linzer Cookies.
This photo was taken by #BittenCookieChallenge participant Linda, who reported that the cookies are "time consuming but not difficult and the dough doesn't roll out easily. But this was a festive cookie to make, bakes evenly and overall tasted good (soft interior, slight crunchy exterior and right amount of spice)."
We bow down to Linda, because, well, here's the photo we took, which documents just how far we got in making these cookies:
Yep, that's our dough, all crumbly and impossible to roll out. We are actually somewhat embarrassed to be posting this photo, given that it was our third consecutive cookie fail in one day. But by this point in the baking endeavor, we knew it was time to call it quits (or consider divorce).
Obviously we failed, but plenty of better-skilled Bitten Bakers did not. Here's what they had to say: