Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are sandwich cookies.....They buttery and delicious. This is my favorite cookies.....




Ground almond make these cookies more richer. Raspberry preserves can be substituted by any other preservers......I some times use apricot preserves, they are equally delicious.



Ingredients :


Almonds - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Unsalted butter - 1 cup(2 sticks)
Granulated sugar - 2/3 cup
Egg - 2
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoon
Zest of 1 lemon
Icing or Powdered Sugar for dusting
Raspberry preserves - 1/2 cup

Procedure :


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

1. Toast almonds in a baking pan until skins begin to loosen, about 6 minutes. Rub the nuts with a kitchen towel to remove skins as much as possible. Then cool to room temperature.

2. Now grind the almonds as fine as possible. (1 or 2 teaspoon sugar can be added to make the mixture grind Finlay and easily)

3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt in a small bowl.

4. Cream together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until pale and fluffy.

5. Add nut mixture and beat until combined well.

6. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Now add flour Little by Little and from a dough.


7. With floured hands, form dough into a ball and flatten it into a 5-inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill it until firm, at least 2 hours.



Preheat the oven to 350°F.


8. Roll out the disk of dough into 1/8 inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter, cut as many rounds as possible.





9. Now using a small shape cutter( I used heart shape cutter) cut the center of the already cut out round cookies. Half of the round cookies must be left plain.




10. Transfer all the cookies to a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 mins or until edges are golden. Remove and cool them completely.

11. Now spread the raspberry preserves on the round side of the baked cookies. Dust the powder sugar on the other half of the cookies(Which has the heart shape cuts on them) and top it with the cookie which has the raspberry preserves(like a sandwich)

27 comments:

  1. that is such an awesome creation. I am awestruck! they look so pretty. kids would have a great time.

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  2. I love Almond flavor in anything.Looks so yummy.Need lot of patience to make these,good job girl!:))

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  3. Hi friends:
    Sharmi:
    Thank u...

    Asha:
    I to love almonds.....Thank u....

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  4. hey, the slide with ur creations looks great!
    those cookies must really take a lot of patience to make, you always come up with unique creations, something new everytime :)

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  5. Hi Richa,
    Ya they did took much time... but the outcome was realy great...... Thank u so much for ur comments...

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  6. the cookies are looking so great! you really have loads of patience and experience! BTW can i skip the egg in this recipe?

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  7. wow cookie fest, looks yummy sukanya... almonds and raspberries, wow!

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  8. Lovely dainty cute cookies. Is it valentine day? ;p

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  9. Lovely looking cookies. Great work.

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  10. Hi friends....
    Roopa:
    U can spink eggs in this particular cookies as many people do not add eggs in linzer cookies... Thanks for ur comments...

    Sig:
    Thank u for ur comments....

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  11. Hi friends....
    Tigerfish:
    Ya I do bake this for every valentines day......Thank u....

    Hima:
    Thank u...

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  12. You do have immense patience to make such lovely cookies.They are looking superb and YUM :)

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  13. Sukanya, such a lovely cookies, perfect to show your love towards ur someone special :)

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  14. I will try it without the eggs... thanks for sharing sukanya... they look so lipsmackingly delicious

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  15. Hi friends:
    Archana:
    Thank u....

    Cinnamon:
    Ya that's true.....Thank u...

    Priyanka:
    Do try it and let me know....Thank u...

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  16. hello baking fairy:)
    this one does look little simple, i can see myself trying it someday:)

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  17. Looks awessome! Have a ton of almond sitting at home. Now I know what to do with it...

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  18. Wah.............what a great idea.......plz send this heart shape box with cookies my dear........Lots of patience for this cookies.:)

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  19. Hi friends:
    Sia:
    Hay do try ........and let me know...Thank u...

    Dhana:
    Ya its the right way to use the almonds....Thank u...

    Kajal:
    O ya sure...ha..ha..ha....Thank u

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  20. Rekha25/7/07

    Hi sukanya these cookies are looking so cute. Awesome work.

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  21. Sukanya, your Linzers look beautiful....its nice to have a cookie box filled up all the time :)

    Shn

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  22. Hi friends:
    Rekha:
    Thank u....

    Mishmash:
    Ya that's true.....Thank u...

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  23. Hi Sukanya,

    Marvellous...very creative.Home made cookie looks soft and fresh too..Thanks for sharing.

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  24. loved your little hearts..stopped here for the first time....enjoyed your website

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  25. Hi friends...
    Usha:
    Thank u for ur comments....

    Poonam:
    Welcome to my blog....Thank u...

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  26. The shape of the cookies is beautiful!!

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