linzercookies

I’ve always been?surprised how much more we use hazelnut in Europe than?in the States. There are so?many?different hazelnut recipes for breads, cakes, cookies and ice cream. And, of course, Nutella!?These linzer cookies, for instance, are a common holiday treat that?can be found year-round?in any grocery store, and they’re?delicious!

Good for lunch boxes?Yes.
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty
20
cookies
20
mn
12
mn
normal
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty
20
cookies
20
mn
12
mn
normal
Print Recipe
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
What you need
wet mix
dry mix
decoration
Units: Servings: cookies
How it's made
Baking the cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. You will need: two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper (Tip: cut the extra paper on the sides, so the cookies will really lay flat on the baking sheets. And if you only have one baking sheet, you can do one batch at the time); Cookie cutters (at least two: one large and one smaller for the inner cutout; a flat spatula to lift up the cookies; some extra flour; and a rolling pin.
  3. Sprinkle some flour on your work space and place one disk of dough in the center. A little flour on top of the dough as well. Roll out the dough to a about 1/4 inch thick and use the larger cutter to cut out an even number of shapes (so you'll have a top and bottom for each cookie). And note: the colder the dough, the better the cookies will hold their shape, so work quickly! Plus it is easier to cut out the center shape when the cookie has already been transferred to the baking sheet, so you don't have to manipulate the cookie again once perforated.
  4. Transfer the cookies to the baking sheet with the help of the flat spatula, and use the smaller cookie cutter to cut out the middle of half of your cookies. You can place the cutouts alongside the other cookies on the baking sheet. Place the cookie sheets side by side on the center rack of the oven and cook for about 10-12 minutes, rotating the baking sheet mid-way. The time depends on the thickness of your cookies so keep an eye. They should only slightly start browning on the sides.
  5. Once done, transfer the cookies to wire racks and let them cool completely.
Assembling
  1. Keep the top cookies (the ones with the cutout in the center) on the racks and using a mesh skimmer, sift the confectioners sugar on top. Spread about 1 tbs of jam on the bottom cookies (the ones without the cutouts) and delicately place the sugary cookies on top. You're done!
Recipe Notes

You will probably have a hard time finding ground hazelnuts, but they're easy to finely ground in a food processor.

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What you need
wet mix
dry mix
decoration
Units: Servings: cookies
How it's made
Baking the cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. You will need: two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper (Tip: cut the extra paper on the sides, so the cookies will really lay flat on the baking sheets. And if you only have one baking sheet, you can do one batch at the time); Cookie cutters (at least two: one large and one smaller for the inner cutout; a flat spatula to lift up the cookies; some extra flour; and a rolling pin.
  3. Sprinkle some flour on your work space and place one disk of dough in the center. A little flour on top of the dough as well. Roll out the dough to a about 1/4 inch thick and use the larger cutter to cut out an even number of shapes (so you'll have a top and bottom for each cookie). And note: the colder the dough, the better the cookies will hold their shape, so work quickly! Plus it is easier to cut out the center shape when the cookie has already been transferred to the baking sheet, so you don't have to manipulate the cookie again once perforated.
  4. Transfer the cookies to the baking sheet with the help of the flat spatula, and use the smaller cookie cutter to cut out the middle of half of your cookies. You can place the cutouts alongside the other cookies on the baking sheet. Place the cookie sheets side by side on the center rack of the oven and cook for about 10-12 minutes, rotating the baking sheet mid-way. The time depends on the thickness of your cookies so keep an eye. They should only slightly start browning on the sides.
  5. Once done, transfer the cookies to wire racks and let them cool completely.
Assembling
  1. Keep the top cookies (the ones with the cutout in the center) on the racks and using a mesh skimmer, sift the confectioners sugar on top. Spread about 1 tbs of jam on the bottom cookies (the ones without the cutouts) and delicately place the sugary cookies on top. You're done!
Recipe Notes

You will probably have a hard time finding ground hazelnuts, but they're easy to finely ground in a food processor.

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