Linzer Cookies with Assorted Fillings
Linzer cookies are so much fun to make. A bit time consuming but if you make it a project the kids will really enjoy.The filings are the best part of course
Linzer cookies are one of my favorite cookies to bake (and eat). It’s a bit time consuming but the end result is so fascinating. Linzer cookies are originally made with Pecan meal or some nut meal so be aware of that should you make these for kids or anyone with nut allergies.
jam of your choice – Warm for a few seconds in the microwave.
Chocolate Ganache – Melt 100 grams chocolate with 2 tbsp of cream (white, dark or semisweet)
Nutella – not need to do anything. Just use straight from the jar.
If I can do this with these two chefs then you can definitely do this alone..! This was one of the projects we did recently. You can see me son loves to actually help while my daughter loves only to taste.
My recipe for Linzer Cookies
- 230 grams / 2 cups/ 8 oz - Pecans ( you can use Almonds, Hazelnuts, Cashew nuts or a combination) 60 grams / ½ cup - cornflour
- 340 grams / 1½ cup / 3 sticks - unsalted Butter
- 110 grams / 1 cup - powder/confectioners sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla essence
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 340 grams /3 cups All purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- Place the pecans and cornflour in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
- Place butter and confectioners sugar in a bowl and mix thoroughly until light and fluffy.
- Add in the Vanilla.
- Next the egg.
- Followed by the pecan mixture.
- Swift flour with baking powder and salt
- Add the flour to the mix.
- Your dough will be really soft.
- Divide into four and wrap in cling / plastic wrap,
- Refrigerate for a couple of hours before you roll out. (about 4 to 6 hours)
- Chill the dough for about two hours.
- Then roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper.
- I freeze the rolled sheets for about half hour again.
- When frozen, first release the dough form the parchment paper.
- Cut out the cookies, they will be very easy to lift and place on the cookie sheet.
- I do all four sheets together, gather up the left over dough and do the same.
- Cut out heart shapes with the largest cutter.
- using the smallest cutter cut the center out from half the cookies.
- Bake the cookies in a preheat oven at 170 C/340 F for about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Just place your filling on the bottom cookie.
- Place 2 tbsp of confectioners sugar in a sieve and dust over the tops first.
- Place the tops on the bottom cookies and there you have your Linzer cookies.
And here you see my son has dusted too much powder sugar on these tops..
Here are some made with Nutella
Here’s some with Jam again.
Here’s some White Chocolate Ganache filling.
An assortment of shapes you can do…
Well, I do hope you try these.