Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Linzer Cookies IMAGE

These jam-filled sandwich cookies are based on one of Austria's most famous desserts, the Linzertorte. For soft, chewy cookies, assemble a day in advance. For crispier cookies, sandwich the same day as serving.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup hazelnut
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • icing sugar

Method

On baking sheet, toast hazelnuts in 350?F (180?C) oven until fragrant and skins crack, about 8 minutes. Transfer to tea towel; rub to remove most of the skins.

In food processor, process hazelnuts until finely ground. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, lemon rind, cloves and salt; process until combined.

In large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and egg yolk, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture in 2 additions. Divide dough in half; flatten into discs. Wrap each and refrigerate for 1 hour.

On lightly floured surface, roll out each disc to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) round crinkle cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling scraps. Using 1-inch (2.5 cm) round crinkle or star-shaped cutter, cut centres out of half of the cookies to make tops.

Place, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until golden brown, 11 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks.

Spread generous 1 tsp (5 mL) raspberry jam on each cookie bottom. Dust icing sugar over tops; place on jam filling.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 30 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 162.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 56 mg
  • Cholesterol 28 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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