With 2 more days till Christmas, I decided to switch gears and make some cookies. There are lots of cookies outside and I wanted to make some traditional cookies for Christmas. This time I decided to make some Linzer cookies.
To make the linzer cookies, I first toasted up some hazelnuts and grounded them. I then creamed the butter and sugar. Once the butter/sugar mixture was nice fluffy and incorporated, the eggs and vanilla were added. Continue mixing and add the salt. Next came the dry ingredients. Add the cake flour, cinnamon, bread crumbs, baking powder and hazelnuts. Mix and form ball with the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out the dough and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. Spoon jam onto the cookies without the holes and coat with icing sugar on the cookies with holes.
Linzer Cookie Ingredients (Culinary Institute of America)
3 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups cake flour
2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups bread crumbs
2 1/2 cups hazelnuts
Confectioner’s sugar for coating
Raspberry jam for filling
Result: These cookies were light and crispy. Delicious and beautiful. Perfect for gift giving.