Dec 17, 2015

Linzer Cookies Recipe





These cookies make a great holiday treat as well as a great christmas present. You can put them in small plastic cover, tie them with a ribbon and you are good to go..


These are not only great for christmas, it makes a great recipe for valentines day as well. The only thing is use the best tasting and your favourite jam in this..


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Chilling Time : 2 hours
Baking Time : 10 to 15 mins
Makes : 20 to 24 cookies
Recipe Source: Laura in the kitchen

Ingredients:

Soft Unsalted Butter - 3/4 cup / 170 grams
Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Eggs - 2
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups / 360 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Jam - as needed (Use any of your favourite jam)
Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar - 3 to 4 tblspn

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)

Method:

Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip till creamy. Now add in one egg at a time and whip till fluffy.

Add in flour, baking powder and salt and whip again till it is mixed into a soft dough.

Now wrap this in plastic and chill this for couple of hours.

Once the dough is chilled. Cut it in half.

Now preheat oven to 180 degree C.

Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and use a round cutter to cut out circles. Now use smaller cookie cutter to cut out some of the round cicles to create a window pattern through which the jam can show when they are sandwiched.

Arrange it in a parchment lined baking tray.

Bake for 12 to 15 mins. If your cookies are thicker it may take upto 15 mins.

Now remove it from oven and cool it down completely.

Now take the whole cookies and arrange it bottom size up on a plate. Smear jam over it, now in the cut out top cookies sprinkle with icing sugar. Now sandwich the cookies together.

Now store this in a air tight container.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Take soft butter in a bowl


add in sugar


add in vanilla


use a beater to whip this up


now it is well creamed


add in one egg at a time


whip well


add another egg


whip till creamy


add in flour


add in baking powder and salt


mix well


make it into a soft dough
spread a sheet of plastic wrap


place the dough in


wrap it well
chill this for couple of hours
Take half of the dough


Warm it with your hands and shape it into round


roll it out


You need a big round cookie cutter and small ones


U can see the cutter size now..


Dip the cutter in flour


cut out cookies





remove the extra


Now dip the small cutter in flour as well


cut out the inside part


like this


arrange it in a baking tray


Now bake this for 10 to 15 mins


Remove it to a cooling rack and cool completely


Take the whole cookie


Flip it over, so the bottom comes on the top


arrange it in a plate


Take your favourite jam


dollop it over and spread lightly


Now place the top of the cookies in a rack..


sieve some icing sugar on top


like this


sandwich them 


Enjoy





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