Elderberry Linzer Cookie Kit

Happy Valentine's Day! Here in Casa deRosier, we're celebrating with Linzer cookies. Aren't they pretty? They taste just as good (if not better) than they look! 

The folks at Erin's Elderberries sent me this Linzer cookie kit in order to try out. The kit included pre-measured dry ingredients, a jar of elderberry jelly, two cookie cutters, and the instructions. I just needed to add butter, an egg yolk, and vanilla to make two dozen cookies. 

I've had many Linzer cookies in my day filled with a wide variety of jams and jellies, but this was the first time I ever had elderberry jelly. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was delicious! I don't really know how to describe it, other than to say it tastes sort of like a blackberry with a pleasant tartness. In addition to using the elderberry jelly for the Linzer cookies, I also put it in my peanut butter sandwich (delicious) and spread it on toast (delicious). Two thumbs way up!

Erin's Elderberries sells a wide variety of products beyond just cookie kits. There are jams and jellies, syrups, honey, concentrates, teas, vinaigrette, and more. This syrup sampler set looks fantastic. I've never tasted elderflower, aronia berry (aka chokecherry), or butterfly pea flower. Actually, I hadn't even heard of butterfly pea flower until looking through their website. You know I'm always on the lookout for new-to-me foods

Big thanks to Erin's Elderberries for the cookie kit, and particularly for introducing me to elderberry jelly. I'm a fan!

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