Linzer Christmas Tree Cookies

Here is a recipe for some easy and decorative Christmas cookies.  Merry Christmas everyone ♥

You need:  600 g flour, 220 g icing sugar (plus some for decorating), 4 egg yolks, 1 tsp vanilla essence, 400 g butter, raspberry jam

Combine all ingredients (except for the jam) to a dough and refrigerate for at least half an hour. Roll out the dough to about 5 mm and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter of your choice.

Punch holes or shapes into half the cookies before baking. Bake at 180 degrees for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. Spread some raspberry jam on the cookies without holes, and sprinkle some icing sugar over the cookies with holes. Combine the two parts carefully to avoid the icing sugar falling on the jam, so that the cut-out shapes stay bright red.


11 responses

  1. So simple and so pretty!

    December 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    • Thank you Greg. Merry Christmas to you and Katherine!

      December 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

  2. Anonymous

    They are just gorgeous. I have some raspberry jam that I make with the leftover pulp from making raspberry marshmallow, so I might make them.. if I get time! Thank you. x

    December 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  3. Beautiful cookies. Love them!

    March 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    • Thank you Asmita. I keep looking at your blog and I can’t get enough. I have been a lover of Indian food for a long time and I really enjoy reading your recipes.

      March 22, 2012 at 9:44 am

  4. great result, i could eat one =)

    November 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  5. RJ

    Being of Swedish descent, I decided to try lingonberry jam – something like a cranberry. The slightly tartness of the lingonberry worked perfectly.

    December 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    • Hi RJ, lingonberry jam sounds beautiful. I will try it soon. 🙂

      January 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm

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