Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Jam Filled Butter Cookies Recipe

These cookies are a favorite of mine. They are buttery, slightly sweet, and with jam in the middle. I think they are called different names across the globe but I know them as Linzer cookies, and they are thought to have originated from Austria. I made a video on how I make these cookies, and the recipe is below the video. Hope you enjoy them! :)


Jam Filled Butter Cookies 
250g flour
200g butter, cut into small cubes
100g powedered sugar
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks

1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F

2. Place the flour, butter, icing sugar and salt into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

3. Add the egg yolks and mix until a dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out to a thickness of about 0.5cm. Cut out shapes using a 4cm/1½in cutter.

4. Cut out the middle of half the cookies.

5. Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake them for 10 - 12 minutes.

6. After the cookies have cooled, place a small dollop of jam or spread jam on the whole bottom half of a cookie.

7. Then, place the top half of the cookie onto the bottom half spread with jam.

8. Repeat until all the cookies are complete.

Note: The original recipe can be found here.

Enjoy! :o)