Linzer Cookies

How To Make

Recipes from Europe

Linzer Cookies - originally from Austria - are a classic holiday cookie. Made with a simple dough cut into shapes and jam in the middle, it looks festive but is easy to make!

What You'll Need

Butter Flour Ground Almonds Vanilla Extract Granulated Sugar Egg Salt Jam & Powdered Sugar

First, cut up the cold butter into pieces and add them to a mixing bowl with the flour, ground almonds, sugar, salt, egg, and vanilla extract.

Use the dough hooks or your hands to knead the dough into a ball. Wrap it in cling film and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line your baking sheet with parchment paper, and roll out the dough evenly on a smooth surface.

Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. You will need two of the same shapes per cookie (top and bottom). The top will also need a hole in the middle.

Repeat until all the dough is used, then bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-12 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool, then spread the bottoms with jam of your choice. Just make sure there are no fruit chunks.

Next, sprinkle all the top cookies (with holes) with powdered sugar. Be sure the cookies are cooled so the sugar doesn't melt.

Finally, match all the tops with their bottoms by carefully placing the top halves on the jam-covered bottom.

Let the cookies sit to allow the jam to harden slightly, then enjoy them as a delicious sweet treat!

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