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Linzer Cookies

Who’s ready for Christmas? I think I almost am…..there always seems to be something else that needs doing.  It’s always fun  baking with the girls, and these cookies end up on our table every Christmas.  They look fancy but are not difficult to make, and are great for gift giving.   Have all ingredients at room temperature.

Linzer Cookies

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Serves: 2 dozen cookies Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour, toasted
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • Jam of choice for filling (I used seedless raspberry jam)

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350F.

2

Place the almond flour on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

3

Toast flour in oven approx 5-7 minutes. Check and mix frequently because it will burn quickly.

4

When light golden in color remove from oven and let cool.

5

Increase oven temperature to 375F

6

In a standard mixer beat the butter, sugars, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until fluffy and lighter in color.

7

Add in the cooled almond flour, all purpose flour and egg.

8

Mix until dough forms, about 2 minutes.

9

Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

10

Place a long piece of parchment paper on the counter and place half of dough on it. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and roll the dough between them.

11

Cut dough into desired shape. I used a 2 inch biscuit cutter for top and bottom. For the top part I also cut out a shape into it. Make sure you cut equal number of bottoms and tops since they will be sandwiched together.

12

Bake cookies for 8 minutes and place on cooling racks. Let cool completely before filling.

13

Warm the jam of your choice in the microwave until slightly runny, about 1 minute.

14

Sprinkle powered sugar on all the tops.

15

Place about 1/2 tsp jam on each cookie bottom and place the cookie top on it.

16

Store cookies in airtight container. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!!


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chefkreso
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It would’ve been great if I had these for Christmas 😀

Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
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Such pretty and tasty cookies. Love the slight acidity the jam adds. Hard to stop at one! 🙂

cookingwithauntjuju.com
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I love your cookies – very festive! I’ve always wanted to make them and maybe next year I will. Happy Holidays!

sunnydaysinseattle
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It’s beautiful!

laurelbledsoe
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A favorite!

thesweetworldsite
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These look delicious! I like the star in the middle! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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