Czech Christmas linzer cookies / Linecké

Linzer rounds

Linzer wheels, hearts, stars, or flowers are the most popular Christmas sweets, only vanilla rolls or gingerbreads can compete with them.

Linzer cookies

Ingredients (40 linzer cookies)

  • 210 g flour
  • 140 g mutter
  • 70 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg yolks (or 1 whole egg)
  • vanilla sugar
  • šťáva z půlky citronu
  • half teaspoon of baking powder

Knead the dough by hands on a baking desk, wrap it in the food foil to prevent the dry off, and let it rest in the fridge overnight (don’t worry, it can wait 2 nights or a week too).

Flour the working surface decently, roll out the dough by baking roll. The sheet of dough should be thick about 3 mm. Cut out the shapes, half of them with a hole in the middle.

There is a lot of butter in linzer dough, you need to work with it quickly otherwise it’s going to stick (or let half of the dough in a fridge and work just with another half).

Bake in a preheated oven at 160 °C hot air for about 7 minutes. After cooling down join pieces with holes with those without by red currant jam.

Store in a colder dry place, hopefully until Christmas day.