Linzer. This cookie is a variant of the famous Austrian cake. It is believed that it appeared in the early 18th century in the Austrian town of Linz. Traditionally, this cake consisted of foundations made of flour, nuts (usually almonds), sugar, egg yolks, spices and lemon zest and the filling (usually black currant) and then topped with a lattice of dough.
|Cooking time 200 minutes||Number of servings 25|
Linzer cookies use the same components as the cake, but looks a little different – two cookies of the same shape are glued together with jam of any berries available to you, the top cookie is cut a small window (called Augen" - the eye), which "Peeps" stuffing (the box is done before baking in the blank) and after baking the cookies, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
There are two types of cookie dough Linzer – light and dark. For light is simply used blanched almonds, brown almond fried dough. When grinding nuts, they must pour a small amount of sugar to absorb the released peanut butter and prevent the peanut butter.