You can never have too many kinds of Christmas cookies, especially when they’re as good as these ones. This Almond cookie is originated from Austria, the Linzer Kekse!
About Linze Cookies | Linzer Kekse
(source:wiki) Linzer cookies is a very short, crumbly pastry made of flour, unsalted butter, egg yolks, lemon zest, cinnamon and lemon juice, and ground nuts, usually hazelnuts, but even walnuts or almonds are used, covered with a filling of redcurrant, raspberry, or apricot preserves. Unlike most tortes, it is typically single layered like a pie or tart. It is covered by a lattice of thin dough strips placed atop the fruit. The pastry is brushed with lightly beaten egg whites, baked, and garnished with nuts.
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What are Linzer Cookies?
Linzer torte is a holiday treat in the Austrian, Hungarian, Swiss, German, and Tirolean traditions, often eaten at Christmas. Some North American bakeries offer Linzer torte as small tarts or as cookies
Linzer kekse (German: Linzer Augen, "Linzer eyes") or Linzer tarts are a sandwich cookie version, topped with a layer of dough with a characteristic circle shaped cut-out exposing the fruit preserves, and dusted with confectioner's sugar.
Austrian Linzer Torte
Linzer cookies is a popular cookie recipe. Linzer Kekse is a buttery almond flour cookies dough cut out using cookie cutter. These cookies has a powdered sugar dusting on top with a jam filling in the center. Traditionally they use raspberry, strawberry or blackcurrant jam. But you can use any jam as you like.
There is another version of the same cookie, called as linzer torte. This cookie is a traditional Austrian pastry, a form of shortcake topped with fruit preserves and sliced nuts with a lattice design on top. It is named after the city of Linz, Austria.
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..
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Linzer Cookies Recipe | Linzer Torte Recipe
- ¾ cup Soft Unsalted Butter (170 grams)
- 1 cup Sugar (200 grams)
- 1 Egg
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 cups All Purpose Flour / Maida (360 grams)
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Jam Use any of your favourite jam
- 4 tbsp Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar
- Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip till creamy. Add in egg and whip again till mixed.
- 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 ¼ inch thickness and use a round cutter to cut out circles. Now use smaller cookie cutter to cut out some of the round circles 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 an air tight container.
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|Take half of the dough|
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- Don't over bake the cookie. The cookie will look soft when it comes out of the oven, as it cools it will harden.
- Use strawberry jam for bright red colour filling.
- Dust the cookie tops with icing sugar as soon as it comes out of the oven.
BAKE AHEAD AND STORAGE
You can make the Almond Flour cookies in advance and store wrapped tightly in fridge. You can store the cookies in fridge for upto a week.
Linzer cookies can be stored at room temperature for 4 to 5 days.