Featured Recipe: Linzer Cookies
I had to feature another recipe from my mom. These are perfect for the holidays!
Mama Karen’s Linzer Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cups of almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2/3 cup of unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup of confectioners sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
- 6 tablespoons of apricot preserve
1. In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, almond flour and salt.
2. In another bowl, beat butter and sugars for 2 minutes.
3. Beat until fluffy.
4. Beat in the egg and almond extract until just combined.
5. Pour in flour mixture, beat until combined.
6. Work dough with hands and form 2 disks.
7. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
8.Roll out dough with floured rolling-pin to 1/8-inch thickness on a well floured surface.
9. Cut out disks, fluted if desired, approximately 2 inches in diameter.
10.Cut out the centers of half the disks with a cutter in the shape of your choice.
11. Re roll the scraps and repeat.
12. Bake in an oven at 350 D (180 C).
13. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly brown on top.
14. Cool on wire rack.
15. Heat the jam and spread the solid disks with a layer of the hot jam.
16. Glue on the lids pressing down lightly.
17. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then fill the holes with more jam.
They look perfect! I love the shape with the star! 🙂
Thank you very much my friend!!
Very pretty cookies, Krystina! They are on my to do/bake list and yours recipe look fabulous! 😛
Nice to hear from you. Yes, my mom did a great job!! I give her all of the credit. 🙂 Please try them, I am sure they will be gone in seconds. 🙂
Happy New Year.
I love this idea, I love linzertorte so this sounds amazing and not so expensive!
Happy Holidays! Yes these cookies are very yummy! My family ate them in 5 minutes.
Lovely recipe. I like to put a little orange or lemon zest in mine, too… This looks delicious! 🙂
Ohh lemon zest sounds good. My made them excellente!! 🙂 🙂
Thx Shanna! For your KIND words! 🙂
They look fab!!
Thanks Elaine! 🙂
These look lovely!