Every time K and I wonder down to the kitchen and home section of Selfridges London, we end up going home with a cab. Why? Because we always fall in love with a variety of kitchen gadgets, tools or just some funny decoration, and neither of us stops the other. This was the case last Saturday as well, when we were there to buy coffee and binbags, and came home with a cookie jar!! We also bough a few 'friends' to go with it and placed the jar in the kitchen window (no snow though). So suddenly the challenge was to fill it, which I got into immediately, by making a batch of my favourite chocolate cookies. But the jar deserved more, so another batch of cookies were prepared based on the linzer cookie recipe from here.
I modified the above recipe a bit by substituting the almonds for hazelnuts and using apricot jam. I also made the cookies in a star shape without cut-outs so that the cookie jar and the chocolate cookies stay jam-free.
Hazelnut linzer cookies