Easy Holiday Linzer Cookies Recipe: This Linzer Cookie Recipe Is Easier to Make Than You Think by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Holiday Linzer Cookies Recipe: This Linzer Cookie Recipe Is Easier to Make Than You Think

Linzer cookies originated in Austria, but can now be found on holiday cookie trays across America. These tender cut-out cookies have a layer of raspberry jam (but you can use whatever you like!), so they are a festive Christmas cookie option.

Cuisine: Austria
Prep Time: 1 hour (approximately)
Cook Time: 9 to 12 minutes 

Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
Servings: Makes about 24 cookies


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Whisk together the flours and cinnamon. 
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and lemon zest. Mix well.
  3. Add the flour, a little at a time, until combined. Divide the dough in two and press into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. 
  4. When ready to bake, let the dough sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. Put the dough onto a floured surface and roll out until it's about 1/18 inches thick. Use a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Put them onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining disc of dough.
  5. Cut shapes in the center of half of the cookie rounds with a knife or smaller cookie cutter.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 9 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are just turning light brown. Remove and cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to cool completely. 
  7. Top each cookie that doesn't have a shape cut into it with some raspberry jam. Spread to completely cover the cookies. Top with a cookie that has a cut-out. Dust with powdered sugar.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I had no idea these delicious cookies were so simple to make. I am very excited to try this recipe for Christmas!
Such beautiful Christmas cookies...

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