Monday, November 03, 2014

Linzer Cookies - Home Sweet Home Bake Along (3/100)

Week three of this 2 year adventure that Pigling Bland and I have started on. (Aside - do you think it's okay that I call her Pigling? She has self-styled as such in the bio of her blog, but in real life I'd certainly only ever call her Gill, hmmm.)

Anyway, a fairly standard cookie recipe, with a fairly ordinary method of manufacture, (cream butter and sugar, add rest of ingredients, chill, roll, chill, cut, bake,) in contrast with the last two bakes from Home Sweet Home.

I did ignore the instructions slightly, because I thought these looked better with a smaller centre cut out - the instructions advised one about twice as big, but I preferred the semi-jammy-dodger type look.

These are quite big biscuits really, about twice the size of your normal jammy dodger, but standard linzer cookie size (based on my somewhat limited experience - the coffee shop where I used to work sold them, but at £1.50 each I was somewhat reluctant to buy one...)

Linzer cookies have a spiced biscuit dough, which contains ground almonds, and are generally filled with raspberry or strawberry jam. I substituted the jam with wild plum and apple jelly, which I feel gives them just the right deep red centres. 

280g unsalted butter, softened
150g caster sugar
380g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
60g ground almonds
200g seedless strawberry jam (or any red, smooth, jelly or jam)

Next week: Blackbottom Pie

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The Foggy Knitter said...

Call her Fred? (on grounds it's a good generic name) Or ask her?

I remember having Linzer biscuits in Innsbruck, very yummy! Fairly sure part of my family lived in Linz too, might have to try these.

Beckie said...

Fred is definitely the way forward, I feel, excellent suggestion!

You definitely should make Linzer biscuits, they're very satisfying in terms of low effort in and very pretty out!

Beckie said...

Oooh, and then you could blog about them and join in our Bake Along?!

Pigling said...

I could go with Fred...

Beckie said...

Well, that's settled then!

Unknown said...

Such pretty cookies - make them in star shapes and they would be perfect for Christmas. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare I love following your Bake Along.

Beckie said...

I thought that when I saw the ones on talesofpiglingbland!