I have to admit that I absolutely love Christmas, and quite happy that the preparations start early. Nowadays this is not entirely for spiritual but also for commercial reasons, but anyway, the first weekend of December is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas presents, decorations, and the food of course. Baking is one of the best ways to create a festive atmosphere at home – think about all the lovely smell and incredible taste! This Linzer cookie is perfect for the purpose, and it is a variation of a classic Christmas treat in most Hungarian families. Nonetheless, this is a bit more healthy version, using wholewheat flour.
Happy baking and enjoy the Christmas preps time!
- 100 grams all purpose flour
- 50 grams whole wheat flour
- 50 grams granulated sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 100 grams butter
- 1 small egg yolk
- plum jam
- In a big bowl, ix the two types of lour, sugar, salt. Cut the butter into small cubes and mix in the bowl to form crumbs. Add the egg yolk and formulate the dough.
- Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven for 180 Celsius.
- On a floured surface, rollout the dough to 3 mm, using a rolling pin or an empthy wine bottle. Cut the dough to designed shape with cookie cutters or using a glass.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake the cut Linzers for 7 to 10 minutes, keeping an eye on them as they burn easily.
- Use half a teaspoon of the jam to stick together two cookies. Sprinkle with sugar if you like.