Linzer cookies. To fill the cookies: Place the cookies with the holes in them on a cookie sheet and sift confectioners' sugar over the top. Linzer Cookies use the same ingredients as a Linzertorte, only presented in a different way. The Linzer Cookie batter calls for either blanched (skins off) or natural (skins on) whole almonds.
Linzer Cookies are named after a Linzer Torte, which was originated in Linz, Austria. The torte is a pastry traditionally filled with black currant preserves and topped with a lattice crust. Linzer cookies might look like another pretty sandwich cookie, but these sweet-tart cookies have a rich, tender crumb, thanks to a nearly invisible ingredient. You can have Linzer cookies using 10 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Linzer cookies
- You need 200 grams of butter.
- Prepare 380 grams of flour.
- Prepare 200 grams of powdered sugar.
- It’s 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
- You need 80 grams of almonds flour.
- You need 1 of apricot jam or strawberry jam.
- It’s 4 of egg yolks.
- You need 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
- You need 1 pinch of of salt.
- Prepare 1 of lemon… ONLY ZEST.
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Linzer cookies step by step
- In a bowl of an electric mixer, mix the butter (room temperature) until creamy.
- Add the powdered sugar and mix. Than add in the same bowl, the egg yolks, vanilla extract, lemon or orange zest and mix for 2 minutes..
- Add the almonds flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix!.
- Finally add the flour all at once. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and pit it in the fridge for 20 minutes..
- Roll the dough 1/4 inch and cut 2 3/4 inch rounds with a plain or fluted cutter. With 1/2 of the rounds, cut a hole from the middle of each round with a heart or round small shape. I cut them with a star shape…
- Place all the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and chill for 15 minutes..
- Bake the cookies until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature..
- Spread apricot or strawberry jam on the flat side of each solid cookie. Dust the top of cut-out cookies with powdered sugar and press the flat sides together with the raspberry jam in the middle and the powdered sugar on the top.
- Enjoy them with your family!.
Today I'm excited to add this recipe for Linzer Cookies to my Christmas Cookie Collection. The Linzer Torte, like the Linzer cookies, features an almond-based dough with preserves in the center. Linzer Torte Cookies. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. This specialty cookie takes a little extra effort, but the results are sweet! They really help to make the holidays feel special. —Jane Pearcy, Verona, Wisconsin.