Lemon Linzer Cookies with Cranberries

Posted by Pussycat in Sweets | 2 Comments

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… 😉

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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.

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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!

2 Responses to Lemon Linzer Cookies with Cranberries

  1. huntfortheverybest says:

    they look yummy!

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