This week is all about Christmas cookies 🙂 This is one of many variations of classic Linzer cookies that are very popular in Croatia. Traditionally they come with a hole on one side, allowing jam some breathing room and an audience 😉
They originally came to our Christmas tables from Linz, Austria, which is where they got the name from. Interestingly, they originated as a small version of world’s oldest torte recipe: Linzer Torte. Torte was created in the 17th and the cookies took two more centuries to develop, seeing the first light of day in the 19th century.
- 300 g (2 1/4 cup) all purpose flour
- 60 g (1/3 cup) starch
- 90 g (1/2 cup + 2 1/2 tbsp) of powdered sugar
- 20 g (2 tbsp) vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
- 210 g (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp) cold butter, cut into slices
- 4 egg yolks
- Knead the dough from all the ingredients.
- Let it rest in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C (395 °F).
- Roll out thinly and make cookies in shapes of your choice with a variety of molds. I used Christmas tree mold because Christmas 😀
- Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- When cooled, spread them with the jam of your choice ( I used apricot), connect two by two and decorate according to your own inspiration.
For decoration mix egg whites with powered sugar to make the icing and sprinkle them with colorful decorations.
Tell us what’s your favorite Christmas cookie in the comments bellow!