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Eggless Linzer Cookies

Eggless Linzer cookies made using basic flour, butter and sugar with jam. These are Austrian sandwich cookies.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Austria
Servings 15 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • Soft Unsalted Butter - ¾ cup / 170 grams
  • Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
  • Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups / 360 grams
  • Baking Powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Jam - as needed Use any of your favourite jam
  • Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar - 3 to 4 tblspn

Instructions
 

  • Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip till creamy.
  • 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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