What is a Linzer Cookie?
A Linzer tart cookie is a cookie sandwich consisting of two shortbread cookies made using almond flour and some jam or fruit preserved in-between. As for the Linzer cookies origins, it evolved from the Linzertorte, a famous Austrian dessert that was likely invented in the city of Linz sometime in the 1600s.
How To Make Linzer Cookies?
To make shortbread Linzer cookies, make a shortbread dough and refrigerate it after wrapping tightly. Once cooled, roll the chilled dough out into thin sheets and cut into cookies. Then bake the cut-out cookies in the oven and assemble into delectable Linzer cookie sandwiches.
Can I Use A Different Type Of Jam?
Definitely. Although shortbread Linzer cookies with raspberry filling are the most popular choice, Linzer tart cookies can also be made with apricot jam, strawberry jam, blackberry jam, cherry jam, grape jam, or any other jam of your choice.
Are Linzer Cookies Vegan? (Vegan Variation)
While traditional Linzer cookies are not vegan, you can make vegan Linzer cookies by substituting the butter in this recipe with vegan butter and using ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, or organic peanut butter as a vegan egg yolk replacement.
How To Store Linzer Cookies?
Linzer biscuits can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months by wrapping each cookie in plastic wrap and placing it in a zip-lock bag with most of the air removed. To consume, just unwrap and thaw at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.