Linzer cookies are a classic holiday dessert cookie.
They are delicate, crisp, buttery cookies with a jelly filling.
Enjoy this simple version of a European treat and your family will be
wowed and thanking you.
It’s the bakery cookie you love to look at and can’t stop eating with it’s tempting not too sweet, melt in your mouth crumb, to the sticky chew of the filling.
This cookie begs for a cup of Earl Grey.
When our babes were little, Hubby and I would hide the Linzers until the kids were asleep and eat them slowly by ourselves. They were too good to be stuffed into little mouths.
When the kids got older they learned to help make them with me and earned the privilege of eating the fruits of their labor.
But old habits die hard.
Little Hoo gets a tea biscuit while I savor a Linzer.
Tayna’s Linzer Cookies
1 cup of butter or margarine
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup confectionary sugar
2 cups flour
Jam or jelly flavor of your choice
Put room temperature butter, vanilla, sugar and flour in a food processor.
Pulse until all ingredients are combined.
Mixture will form a sticky ball in bowl of food processor.
Put this dough into the refrigerator for one hour or until you are ready to make the cookies.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
You will need to flour the top of the dough as well as the rolling pin.
This is a delicate cookie dough and sticks easily so don’t hesitate to toss the flour at it to keep it from sticking and tearing.
Using a cookie cutter or shot glass cut out cookie shapes.
Make a small hole in half of the cookies.
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 350 F oven for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before transferring to your work surface.
Put one scant teaspoon of jam or jelly on each of the whole cookie rounds.
(The ones without the center cutouts.)
Take a cookie with a center hole and put it on top of the jelly pressing gently.
You can finish your cookie with a dusting of confectionary sugar.
…and there you have it!
Your beautiful Linzer cookies ready for a holiday table or any occasion.
This is gmom and Cujo, and Hoo- dee- doo, wishing all the WPer’s out there
a happy Thanksgiving.
May God bless you all and keep you safe.