Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Rose Jam
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 15 sandwiches
 
I have a unique cookie recipe for you that's perfect for the late spring and early summer. My Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Rose Jam are sure to impress.
Ingredients
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 8 oz (~2 cups) strawberries, hulled & halved
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • ⅛ – ¼ tsp rose water, or to taste
  • Dash vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix wet ingredients: Add butter and sugar to the bowl of a standing mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat over medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Add dry ingredients: Sift over 1 cup of the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Stir to partially incorporate. Add remaining flour in two additions until a dough just comes together.
  3. Chill: Shape dough into a ¾ inch thick disk and chill in the fridge for at least 30-60 minutes, or until firm yet pliable. Dough can be made several days in advance. If dough is too firm, warm on counter for 10-20 minutes before rolling.
  4. Cook jam: Add strawberries, sugar, water and salt to a small, nonstick pot. Warm over to medium to medium-high heat. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and strawberries soften, about 8-12 minutes. Remove strawberries using a slotted spoon and place in a food processor or blender. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 teaspoons of water and whisk smooth. Add cornstarch to pot with strawberry juice and bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, or until thickened and syrupy. Transfer to food processor with strawberries and blend until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Roll and cut: Place dough between two large pieces of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll between ⅛ and ¼ inch thick. Cut out 2 inch rounds, using a fluted cookie cutter. Using a small cookie cutter of preferred shape (I used a flower), cut out the center of half of the cookies. Place dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes or until firm. Re-roll excess dough and repeat. Bake in batches, as needed.
  6. Bake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies approximately 12-18 minutes or until golden brown, rotating half way through. The cut-out centers should take less time to bake than the cookies. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Decorate & serve: Dust cookie tops with powdered sugar. Flip bottoms, spread with about 1 teaspoon or so of jam, and place on top. Repeat with remaining cookies. Store in fridge.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/linzer-cookies-with-strawberry-rose-jam/