Holiday Linzer Cookies

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Yields: 100 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 40 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 55 Mins

 

These Holiday Linzer cookies have a unique texture and the almond flavor is fantastic. They make approximately 100 delicious cookies. This Australian cookie is beautifully sandwiched together with jam. Once you taste these cookies, you’ll never buy store bought again.

 

CAN I MAKE THESE COOKIES IN ADVANCE

Yes! You can make these cookies up to 10 days in advance. Simply store the dough in an air tight container and pop them in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can also bake the cookies and store them in an air tight container for up to one week.

 

HOW DO I PACKAGE THESE COOKIES

To gift these cookies you can use a normal box with lid or you can wrap the box with cellophane. You can get about 10 to 12 bags of cookies.

 

WHAT ARE WAYS TO DECORATE THESE COOKIES

Fillings are wonderful for these cookies. Jam is a nice option. You can use homemade or store bought. There’s so many flavors to choose from. Melted chocolate is a nice filling to use also. You could use milk, dark or white. You can also use a classic royal icing. Another option is vanilla buttercream or chocolate buttercream but it won’t be as stable. You can also make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, water and vanilla.

 

Ingredients

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Instructions

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  • Cream the butter for about a minute or two until nice and fluffy. To the creamed butter add the powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  • Add the egg whites and mix together.
  • Mix in the all purpose flour one cup at a time. Add the 4 Tbsp of all purpose flour, almond flour and salt. Mix in the vanilla and almond extract until combined. If it gets too hard to mix use a spatula or large spoon. Do not be afraid of over mixing.
  • Rolling Out the Cookies
  • Roll out your cookie dough in between parchment paper. Place the parchment paper along with your rolled out dough into the refrigerator. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes place the chilled dough onto a floured work area. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut out your shapes.
  • Roll 1 dough ball into 1/4 to 3/4 inch thickness; cut cookies using a square, star, or circular cookie cutter. Repeat with the second dough ball. Cut out the center of cookies using a 1-inch square cookie cutter. Arrange cookies on the parchment lined baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake at 170C or 340F for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Spread about 1/2 teaspoon raspberry jam into the center of each whole cookie. Sprinkle the cut-out cookies with confectioners' sugar; place 1 cut-out cookie atop each raspberry jam-topped cookie.

Notes

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Fillings are wonderful for these cookies. Jam is a nice option. You can use homemade or store bought. There's so many flavors to choose from. Melted chocolate is a nice filling to use also. You could use milk, dark or white. You can also use a classic royal icing. Another option is vanilla buttercream or chocolate buttercream but it won't be as stable.

To gift these cookies you can use a normal box with lid or you can wrap the box with cellophane. You can get about 10 to 12 bags of cookies.

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