Happy Valentine’s Day! I made you guys one of my favorite cookies ever, Linzer cookies, which are based on an ancient recipe for a tart in Linz, Austria.
These cookies are all things rolled into one delicious heart-shaped package: crisp and crunchy yet tender, packed with flavor thanks to freshly toasted and ground almonds, freshly grated lemon zest, cinnamon and vanilla in the dough, which chills for an hour or two before rolling out. After you cut out the cookies with a 3-inch cookie cutter and another slightly smaller cutter of the same shape, you sandwich the two halves together with seedless raspberry jam or your favorite jam. Douse with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and serve to one you love.
Don’t make these cookies because they’re economical or easy, make Linzer Cookies because they’re delicious.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Have you ever had Linzer Cookies? Ever made them? Tell me in the comments.