LINtzer Cookies 

  

  
When The Orchard Lane sent me these amazing jams, the first thing that came to my mind was Lintzer Cookies. I have used The Orchard Lane’s Strawberry Jam. This is such an amazing Jam. With huge bits of strawberries, this tastes really fresh. It is so addictive that I kept having it while assembling the cookies.

  

  
So coming back to my Christmas Cookie Box. I have always loved Lintzer Cookies. The buttery, crisp cookies with fresh Jam sandwiched inbetween them, the combination of the buttery cookies with tangy sweet jam is something I love. And just how the jam peeps out, makes the cookies look so beautiful, don’t they??

   
  
Ingredients 

340 gms  – Unsalted butter,room temperature

1 cup – Castor sugar

1 tsp – Vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups – All purpose flour

1/4 tsp – salt

3/4 cup – Strawberry Jam

Icing sugar for dusting

  

Method 

. Sift together the flour, salt in a bowl and set aside 

.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until they are fluffy and light. For about 3 minutes.Add the vanilla. 

.On a low speed add the flour gradually until the dough starts to come together. 

.Dump the dough onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. 

. Place it in between two sheets of grease proof paper or clingfilm. 

.Roll it into a 3mm thick sheet. Wrap it and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour.

 
. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the baking tray with parchment sheet.

. Remove the dough sheet from the refrigerator. Cut them into fluted cirlces of 1 1/2″ diameter.

.Place them on baking tray.Make holes in the centre ofhalf of the cookies. ( i usedpipping nozzle to make the holes)

. Bake them for 12 minutes or till they are golden, turning them once in between.

  


. Allow to cool to room temperature. 

. Spread strawberry jam on the flat side of each solid cookie. 

. Dust the top of the cut-out cookies with confectioners’ sugar and press the flat sides together, with the strawberry jam in the middle and the icing sugar on the top.
   

* Rolling the dough before refrigerating it makes the sheet hard. This helps in cutting sharp cookies. 

 


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