Christmas Recipes

3. Linzer Sweets


  • 2 1/3 cups of finely-sifted flour
  • 250 grams of butter
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar
  • the juice and ground peel of a well-cleaned lemon
  • fine flour for sprinkling on the pastry board
  • tasty marmelade or jam
  • fat for greasing the baking sheet

Mix the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and the lemon juice and peel together. Add the softened butter and egg yolks and work them into a dough, which should be soft and pliable. Wrap it all in plastic wrap and leave it for at least an hour in the refrigerator to settle. Then roll the dough out on a pastry board dusted with flour into a slab approximately 3 mm. (1/8 inch) and cut it out into various shapes, such as stars, wheels, bells and so on, which you carefully place on the greased baking sheet. Bake them slowly in an oven at medium heat to a golden brown. After the cookies cool, paste them together with the jam or marmelade - we recommend a tasty currant or strawberry. Enjoy!

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