The chicken dish was completed without incident, but it wasn't very interesting. Thankfully, the Linzer cookies saved me from having a totally unsuccessful day. I used pomegranate jelly from Whole Foods (the only place I can find it)... it goes perfectly with the almond cookies. Now, these cookies are kind of a lot of work. I got the cookie cutters for cheap at Homegoods last year, so I wanted to try them out, but honestly...? If you don't want to do the work, make these instead.
Now, please excuse me while I go get some crumbs on the sofa and try to figure out where to buy peppermint candy cane bark.