Linzer Cookies

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By Meeta K. Wolff

Prep Time: 25 min

Total Time: 35 minutes + resting and cooling time

Yields: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 200g butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 80g cloudberry jam or lingonberry jam
  • 280g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 100g + 100g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • zest of 1 lemon

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the jam and 100g icing sugar in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Knead until the dough comes together smoothly. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for one hour.
  3. After the resting time, remove the dough from the fridge and with a rolling pin roll it out on a lightly floured surface approx. 3 mm thick. Using a cookie cutter cut out shapes, then using the typical Linzer cookie cutter cut out either holes or stars in have of them.
  4. Place the cookies on the prepared baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then spread the jam of choice on the cookie without the holes and sieve icing sugar on the cookies with the holes 7 stars, then place on top of jam and allow to set.

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