Sometimes a simple thing is enough to make us happy. These jam-filled Linzer Biscuits can do it too! It takes about half an hour to prepare them, and they will be perfect as a snack or you can put them in the lunchbox too.
Of course, it's not as easy as grabbing one pack of Jammie Dodgers from the shelf in the supermarket, but it's a good recipe if you are a beginner, but it won't make disappointed an experienced cook either.
I'm sure that you have all of the ingredients at home, so just grab a mixing bowl, preheat the oven and let's bake some biscuits!
- for about 20 x 6 cm diameter biscuits
- 100 g butter on room temperature
- 100 g sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 260 g flour
- 1 tsp vanilla paste or the seeds of one vanilla pod
- 1 tsp lemon zest -optional
- 1 tsp cinnamon -optional
- Apricot jam or any jam, cream filling
- Soften the butter with your hand mixer, then add the sugar.
- Mix in the egg and the vanilla paste plus the optional ingredients.
- Incorporate the flour until you will get a well-combined dough.
- Roll the dough on a floured surface till it will be about 1 cm thick.
- Use your cookie cutters to cut your biscuits. Create even numbers, then use a smaller cookie cutter and cut out the middle of half of the biscuits.
- Place the biscuits on a lined baking tray.
- Bake them in the preheated oven, at 190 °C, for about 8 minutes or till the edges starts to be slightly golden brown.
- Place the biscuits on a cooling rack then let them harden for a few minutes.
- To make one jam-filled biscuit, just grab one from each shape, spread some jam on the whole one, then close it with the holy biscuit.
- Sprinkle some icing sugar on the top before serving.
You can prepare these biscuits with the children as well. Just prepare a double amount of dough, give some to your little helpers and let them cut funny shapes with cookie cutters. Then you can make an easy icing with icing sugar and water, add some food colouring to create different colours, and the kids can decorate their ready baked biscuits.