Linzer cookies

Based on 15 ratings

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
2g
Fat
6g
Carb
15g

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 flour
  • 200 confectioner’s sugar
  • 125 ground hazelnuts
  •  tsp vanilla sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200 butter
  • 2 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 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!