Linzer cookies

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Vanessa

Vanessa

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
70
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-40+
400 g flour
200 g confectioner’s sugar
125 g ground hazelnuts
1½ tsp vanilla sugar
¼ tsp salt
200 g butter
eggs
130 g jam
flour for dusting
confectioner’s sugar for dusting
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • plastic wrap
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • large mixing bowl
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • cookie cutter
  • parchment paper
  • wire rack
  • rolling pin
  • fine sieve
  • saucepan

Nutrition per serving

Cal
125
Protein
2 g
Fat
6 g
Carb
15 g
  • Step 1/4

    Add flour, confectioner’s sugar, ground hazelnuts, vanilla sugar, and salt to a large bowl and stir for approx. 2 min., until combined. Add butter in chunks along with eggs into the flour mixture, and knead for approx. 5 min. until a smooth dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for approx. 60 min.
    • 400 g flour
    • 200 g confectioner’s sugar
    • 125 g ground hazelnuts
    • 1½ tsp vanilla sugar
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 200 g butter
    • eggs
    • plastic wrap
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • large mixing bowl

    Add flour, confectioner’s sugar, ground hazelnuts, vanilla sugar, and salt to a large bowl and stir for approx. 2 min., until combined. Add butter in chunks along with eggs into the flour mixture, and knead for approx. 5 min. until a smooth dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for approx. 60 min.

  • Step 2/4

    Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour working surface and roll out dough until approx. 2-mm/0.1-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies and place the cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut a hole out of the center of half of the cookies. Transfer to oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 15 min., or until golden brown. Remove from oven and leave to cool.
    • flour for dusting
    • baking sheet
    • oven
    • cookie cutter
    • parchment paper
    • wire rack
    • rolling pin

    Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour working surface and roll out dough until approx. 2-mm/0.1-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies and place the cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut a hole out of the center of half of the cookies. Transfer to oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 15 min., or until golden brown. Remove from oven and leave to cool.

  • Step 3/4

    When cookies have cooled completely, dust the cookies with the hole with confectioner’s sugar.
    • confectioner’s sugar for dusting
    • fine sieve

    When cookies have cooled completely, dust the cookies with the hole with confectioner’s sugar.

  • Step 4/4

    Heat jam in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth in texture, then add half a tsp. to the center of the cookies without the hole. Place the cookies dusted with confectioner’s sugar on top and gently press down. Place on a wire rack to dry for approx. 10 min. Enjoy!
    • 130 g jam
    • saucepan
    • wire rack

    Heat jam in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth in texture, then add half a tsp. to the center of the cookies without the hole. Place the cookies dusted with confectioner’s sugar on top and gently press down. Place on a wire rack to dry for approx. 10 min. Enjoy!