Linzer cookies {Christmas}
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 20 large cookies
  • For dough:
  • 300 g (2½ cup) all-purpose flour
  • 120 g (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp) sugar
  • 200 g (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp) butter, cold
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • For filling:
  • apricot jam (or raspberry jam)
  • For sprinkling:
  • powdered sugar
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all dough ingredients (cut the cold butter in small pieces) and work with your hands until all ingredients are combined and you can start kneading. Knead with your hands until dough is formed. Wrap the dough in the transparent kitchen foil and put it in the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F). Prepare large baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
  3. Roll the dough and make circles using cookie cutter or a glass. Inside of every second circle cut the star or heart shape using small cookie cutters.
  4. Gently transfer the cookies on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes on 200 C (390 F).
  5. When the ones with holes have partially cool, dust them generously with powdered sugar.
  6. Spread generously apricot jam (warm the jam slightly before spreading) on the ones without holes.
  7. Place a powdered top on each cookie with jam and press gently to stick them together!
  8. Keep them in a metal box / airtight container. Enjoy!
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