GF Linzer Cookies from Risotteria

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 | click here to comment

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have an obsession with jelly cookies or more specifically "cookies with the red dot" as I like to call them.  I have no idea what they are really called, but it's basically a shortbread cookie with a jelly dot in the center.  Yum.  I used to buy $1 packs of these cookies in the 80s and haven't had them in years, but I still think fondly about them. Now that I'm old and grizzled (lol, ok maybe not grizzled), I still have a mild obsession with those red dot cookies.  I get all sorts of excited whenever I find a gf linzer cookie, because it's the closest I can come to my nostalgia.  Which is why I was in near euphoria when I went to Risotteria recently and saw that they sell individually packaged linzer cookies.  Amazing.

Once I saw that they were dairy free the $4 price tag didn't matter.  Dairy + gluten free is always a win win situation for me.  I bought one and devoured it as soon as I got back to my office.  It was pretty much everything I hoped for, yummy raspberry jelly filling, a sweet (but not too sweet) cookie that still had a little give to it - perfection.  The only thing that could be better about these cookies is if they sold them in a box of 12 and maybe made them a little smaller.

Risotteria is simply awesome.  If you've been there you know what I mean, and if you haven't - make sure you go one day.  It's well worth the visit just for the fantastic gf pizzas, but you really can't miss out on their desserts either.  Take your desserts to go if you aren't hungry, you'll thank me later.


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