One bite of this cookie and you will be instantly transported to Cafe Sacher in Vienna. Well, probably not but they do make pretty and luscious Valentine's Day treats.
Each piece has a chocolate cookies base, then is layered with apricot jam, marzipan and completely covered in melted semi sweet chocolate.
This recipe takes a bit of time to create the layers, but it's well worth the effort. You can switch up the jam flavor with your favorite variety.
You can make these cookies in any shape you like, I used a heart cutter for Valentine's Day. Star shapes would be beautiful for Christmas. Or you can mix up the shapes in one batch. Decoratively packaged, these also make lovely presents or hostess gifts.
For the full recipe and instructions hop on over to my German food Page at about.com