I’ve been so excited to get back into the kitchen and so I’m kicking off the Christmas baking season with a very traditional cookie made to be eaten quickly! Often these cookies are made, half with holes, half whole and them filled with a red jam, current, raspberry, strawberry… whatever your family likes best. No doubt though, that they are melt in your mouth wonderful… and definitely good enough to leave for Santa… 😉
I made these cookies with chunks of cranberries ad then cut them out to look like Christmas wreaths, with a little chocolate drizzle for good measure.
Citronove Linecke or Linzer Cookies with Cranberries
* makes about 100 little cookies… not nearly enough!
- 350 gr flour
- 140 gr icing sugar
- 200 gr softened butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 Cup frozen (or fresh) cranberries – chopped
Mix all the ingredients together to form a nice soft ball (nothing too fancy here… just easy peasy). Chop the cranberries and add them in, you can mix a little or a lot, the cranberries will color the dough a little bit and for this time of year, I’m good with that. Let the dough rest overnight in the fridge.
Roll out the dough 180 C or 350 F for about 5 – 6 minutes. Watch them, if you roll them out fairly thin like I did then they will bake quickly and go from light golden to over-baked very quickly.
Drizzle with chocolate if you like. These can also be stored in the freezer, they will keep for a couple of months if in a sealed bag. But who are we kidding, these likely won’t even make it to Christmas, I’ll be making more for sure.
Enjoy and let the Christmas baking begin!