These beautiful Linzer cookies are delicious little treats that will melt in your mouth. They're simple to make and perfect for sharing! Here's how to make the easiest Linzer Cookies in 4 simple steps.
Servings: 36 -40 Sandwich Cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups All-Purpose Flour more as needed
- 1/2 cup strawberry jam or whatever flavor you'd like!
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners, and set aside.
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the corn starch, salt, and flour, and mix to form a thick dough. If your dough is sticky, add additional flour, a few tablespoons at a time.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, and cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Using a smaller heart cutter, cut a smaller heart out of the center of half of the cookies. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden on the bottom.
Remove from the oven (leaving the oven on) and let cool five minutes. Spread 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam on each of the full heart cookies. Top each cookie with a cut-out heart cookie. Return to oven and bake five minutes to set the jam. Let cool, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serving: 1sandwich cookie | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg