Classic Raspberry Linzer Cookies For Christmas
What’s extra beautiful on a vacation cookie platter than beautiful Linzer cookies? These little sandwich cookies are surprisingly straightforward to make as theyre mainly a sugar cookie with a little bit of almond flour added. Simply lower the dough, bake, unfold jam on the bigger (base) cookies, mud the smaller cookies )tops) with confectioners sugar, then sandwich them collectively. Straightforward peasy! This recipe requires raspberry jam, however strawberry, and different fruit flavors are delish too.
This round Linzer cookie cutter set (shown on the right) from Wilton is cute and it is solely $5.99 for six cutters!. Additionally they have a sq. set for $18.22. This set from Cake Boss can be a beautiful one at $14.99.
Be certain to take a glance at our different cookie recipes in “The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies”:
Day 1: Speculoos: Conventional Belgian Spiced Cookies
Day 2: 3 Festive Chocolate Bark Recipes You will Need To Make This Vacation Season
Day three: A Christmas Macarons Recipe
Day four: Authentic Italian Biscotti
Day 5: Candy Cane Snowballs
Day 6: Savory and Candy Shortbread Recipes
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
The grated zest of 1 lemon
Pinch of cinnamon
1 massive egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Raspberry jam for filling
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Youll want two baking sheets lined with Silpat mats or parchment paper.
To make the dough: In a big bowl, beat the butter, sugar, zest and cinnamon till fluffy, about three minutes, then beat within the egg yolk and vanilla till combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk collectively the flour, almond flour, and salt. Add the flour combination to the egg combination and blend till simply mixed. Watch out to not overwork the dough.
Divide the dough in half, and kind every half right into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate till agency, about 1 hour.
To assemble: On a flippantly floured floor, roll one disc of dough out to about 1/4″-thick. Utilizing a 2 1/2″ spherical cookie cutter, lower out cookies. Switch rounds to a Silpat mat or parchment-lined baking sheet. Collect the scrap dough, roll, and repeat. Place the lower cookies within the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
While the primary half of cookies is chilling, lower rounds from the remaining dough. As quickly as cookies are transferred to a baking sheet, use your smallest cookie cutter or the tip of a spherical piping tip to make a window cutout within the middle of every. Place cookies within the fridge for half-hour to chill.
To bake: Bake the entire cookies for eight to 10 minutes, or till the perimeters are simply starting to show brown.
Let them cool for five minutes on the baking sheets, then switch to a rack to chill completely.
To fill the cookies: Place the cookies with the holes in them on a cookie sheet and sift confectioners’ sugar excessive. Flip the remaining cookies flat facet up and spoon half of teaspoon of jam into the middle, spreading it barely. Prime with the sugar-dusted cookies.