First post of 2019 and a post after a lot of weeks. Holidays, vacationing etc.,…
Simple Classic Linzer Cookies
Holidays and baking, for many is totally associated. Many bake their favorites during the holidays and me, I get a lot of inspiration to cook in the holidays as well. Working from home has totally improved my baking and experimenting. I have a lot of time nowadays to browse through Instagram for inspiration. Linzer cookies are something I found in Instagram as well. So today’s recipe is my simple classic Linzer cookies using the almond meal.
Easy, because you do not have to use a stand mixer, prepare almond meal etc.,
If you have a food processor, you can very well use whole almonds with a chopper blade, instead of the kneading blade. All at one go.
Another point here, you will need the linzer cookies cutters. If you cannot get your hands on them, no problem. Use a smaller pipetip or any small cutter for your larger cookie cutters.
Simple Classic Linzer cookiesParveen’s Kitchen
- Linzer cookie cutter [or]
- Large cookie cutter and a smaller cutter
- Unsalter Butter – 1 Cup
- Sugar – 1 Cup
- Almonds – 1/2 cup
- Flour – 1 1/2 cup
- Egg – 1
- Vanilla or Almond extract- 1/2 tsp
- Salt – a good pinch
- **For the filling**
- Jam of choice I mostly use strawberry jam
- Icing Sugar – For dusting the cookies
- In a food processor bowl, process the sugar and the almonds.
- Once powdered, add the butter and process until creamy.
- Add the egg and run the processor again.
- Add the flour, salt and vanilla extract.
- Process until the mixture forms a soft ball.
- Now to roll, you place two non-stick papers with quarter of the dough and roll to about 1/2 cm thick circle. No mess with additional flour or dusty countertop.
- Use the cutter, and cut out the cookies.
- Use the remaining dough and repeat the steps 6 and 7.
- Now chill the cut cookies.
- When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celcius. And cut out exactly half the cookies with smaller shapes you desire so they can be your top halves.
- Bake for 12 -15 minutes. Let them cool.
- Once cooled, dust the top halves with icing sugar and keep aside.
- On the bottom halves, place a teaspoon of jam in each if the cookie and sandwich softly with the dusted top halves.
There you have them, the easy Linzer Almond Strawberry cookies.
Variation – add a teaspoon of cocoa powder in your dough while adding flour for chocolate almond cookies.
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