Linzer cookies 4 December 2009 Go Pushkin

Linzer Cookies

Everyone loves Linecke kolacky [Linzer cookies] !!

linzer cookiesCzech Christmas Cookies, Linecke kolacky (Linzer cookies)
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Ingredients: Yields 40 cookies

200g   all purpose flour
100g   butter
70g   icing Sugar(confectioners’)
10g   vanilla sugar
1   egg york

Currant Jam (Your favourite jam!)

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Directions: 1

In a bowl, cream the room temperature butter with a mixer.

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2

Add Icing sugar and vanilla sugar and blend until fluffy.

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3

Add egg yolk and mix well.

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4

Add flour and blend with spatula until all flour is mixed in.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap or place into a plastic bag and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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5

Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F).
Roll out dough to 5mm (1/4 inch) thickness on a lightly floured surface.
Cut into shapes and place on baking sheet.

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6

Bake on the bottom rack for 10-15minutes until bottom is very lightly golden browned.
Remove the cookies from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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DO NOT OVERBAKE!

Keep white surface.

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Golden brown bottom.

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7

After cookies have cooled completely, spread jam on centre of the bottom cookies.
Do not spread to the edge!

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Enjoy!

Place cut-out cookies on top then you are done.

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Arrangement

Coat top cut-out cookies with icing sugar.

Notes:

REMEMBER! Linzer cookies are sandwich.
Make 40 bottom cookies and 40 top cut-out (window) cookies.
You can substitute vanilla extract for vanilla sugar. If so, use 1 teaspoon
vanilla extract and 80g icing sugar.