Finally did some baking after one and half month break…. feeling so great. Yes, for me baking is like breathing. I shifted my home and there you go … first packing and then unpacking ,setting up the home, that’s a lot of work isn’t it? Well, now that I am done with all these ,the first priority defiantly is baking.
My daughter had been asking for cookies and mousse from sometime now and here you go, I made these almond linzer cookies filled with orange marmalade. My home is smelling so heavenly 🙂 .
Linzer cookies are crumbly, usually made with hazelnuts but walnuts or almonds can also be used, sandwiched with any jam (cherry, strawberry etc). I had no stock of hazelnuts hence made almond linzer cookies.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup almond, toasted
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup Orange marmalade
Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl; set aside.
Pulse toasted almonds, confectioners’ sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor until finely ground (but not wet)
In a bowl add butter and granulated sugar, mix on medium speed until fluffy. Mix in vanilla and egg. Reduce speed to low.
Add flour plus almond mixture; mix until combined.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thick.
Refrigerate 20 minutes if you feel its too soft.
Cut out round with a fluted cutter. Cut out centers. Space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake until pale golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Transfer to racks to cool. Meanwhile, heat marmalade in a small saucepan over medium heat ,just to soften ; let cool.
Sprinkle cutout cookies with confectioners’ sugar. Spread marmalade onto uncut rounds. Top with cutout ones.
Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.
Though it can be stored ,its never the case in my home.Cookies are so gorgeous that it gets over in a day.Happy munching. Thanks for taking time to browse my blog.Please share your feedback.