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