Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Challenge: Black & White, Linzer & Lace

photo from serious eats
posted by - Rena

It's cookie time! February is upon us and it's time to make something special. I've been dying to bake linzer tarts. They are perfect for Valentine's Day as they can be shaped into hearts. Aww. Of course, everyone has different tastes so this month, you get a choice between Linzer Tarts, Lace Cookies or Black & White Cookies. These are staples at any bakery. I happen to live very close to what has been titled "The Best Black & White Cookie in NYC" and I think it is.


You can make just one or feel free to make all three! You can, of course, put your own spin on things. Happy Valentine's month (day, shmay...) and happy baking!

Here are a few recipes I found:
Linzer Hearts - by Serious Eats
Lace Cookies - by Real Simple
Black & White Cookies - by Smitten Kitchen
black and white cookies
photo from flickr
Florentine Lace Cookies
photo from flickr

30 comments:

Mary said...

I love linzer cookies. These are beautiful ones! Great finds. Have a blessed day.

Elizabeth said...

The linzer cookies look so pretty!

Colleen said...

iloooovvvvee black and white cookies!! can you send me one from that bakery? I'll let you know if it's any good...

Rena said...

I can, Colleen! Not sure how they will travel but I can certainly try!
I just ate one. This is what happens when one starts a baking blog.

CaySera said...

Elpiniki ......the linzer cookies look delicious....slurrrpppp......must try!!

Colleen said...

mmmmmmm....i plan on ordering some jewelry soon so maybe one could "oops" fall in the package...

Rita said...

Your Linzers are perfection; i can almost taste the sweetness.
Rita

Francesca said...

Delicious cookies! I would love to taste them. Thank you for stopping by, I am following you from Rome, Italy!

Christy Gerald said...

Cookies luk real yumm n Easy made.Useful recipe Dear.Luv to try it soon

Amalia said...

I love all these cookies! The lace cookies are so crisp and delicious, the linzer cookies are super buttery and the black and white cookies are so tasty and chocolatey! I love it :) Great job!

kyleen said...

The heart-shaped linzer cookies are adorable. I need to make those!

mmw2008 said...

Nice challenge!
Hope to make something good :)

a. maren said...

ooo linzers are so yummy! i love your challenge idea! and your cookies look beautiful...

wada said...

Menudo repertorio de galletas! me gustarĂ­a probarlas todas..
Gracias pro visitar mi blog, recientemente he puesto un traductor.
Un saludo

Meg @ Sweet Twist said...

I missed Janunary's challenge but I had Linzer cookies on my list for bake soon. This works out perfectly!

Lizzy said...

Mmmmmm...all 3 look DELISH!!! Yummy cookie selection for your challenge :)

Now Serving said...

each one of them looks pretty irresistible! Lovely idea for Valentines :)

Nina said...

Lovely and delicious! yumm...

Teena Mary said...

Those looks really pretty!! Wanna grab right now ;)
Ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

Kalyani said...

wow cookies look delicious and lovely ..... thanks for visiting my blog and following u too .........

LinsFood said...

Hi Rena, looking forward to this! The problem is which one, I guess one'll just have to make all 3! Thank you for this, it's allowing me to bake/cook something different! Am now following you on Google! Lin xx

Tante Kiki said...

Yummmyyyyy!!!!

Alessandra said...

Lovely blog, and I love biscuits so this post is for me
:-).
I am following you!
Ciao
Alessandra

{Adventuresindinner} said...

What a terrific blog! Those cookies look just amazing. Thanks so much for coming by and seeing my chocolate cake.

Would love if you shared at my "Beat the Winter Blues" party on Saturday.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous! I've never gotten up my courage to make linzer cookies so these are very impressive!

Catherine said...

Beautiful cookies to serve for Valentine's Day, Blessings, Catherine xo

Raina said...

I love all of these cookies. Your monthly challenges sound like fun. I will see if I can get my act together and join in:)

Little Mommy said...

Yummy! So pretty too!

Inessa said...

Yum, Yum... Delicious and beautiful. Take care:)

Dulce fresa said...

Lovely.. I like cookiesss!!