Linzer Biscuits

A Christmas biscuit that, lets face it, can be eaten all year round! Who doesn’t love a simple jam sandwich biscuit? It only takes 5 ingredients and the kids love them.

I made these ones in December but you can use any shape and make them at anytime of the year. They are really simple so a great recipe to get the kids involved with, they can do the rubbing, mixing or spreading of the jam- they can’t go wrong!

Ingredients:

  • 400g plain flour
  • 200g marg
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • raspberry or strawberry jam for the filling

 

Set the oven to 180 degrees. Start by rubbing the marg into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Once this is complete add in the sugar and eggs, mix well until it comes together as a dough.

Once a dough is formed, leave it in the mixing bowl, cover and put in the fridge for at least half an hour.

Once chilled remove the dough and put on a floured surface. Roll out the dough until its roughly 2mm thick. Using cutters you need to cut out shapes- two of the same shape are needed for every biscuit. One for the bottom and one for the top. In the shape that will be the top cut out a smaller shape so the jam can show through. I used stars as it was Christmas but you can use any shapes you like.

Once all the dough has been cut out put it on a baking tray and cook for ten minutes. They cook really fast so just monitor them from about 6 minutes as you don’t want them overcooked. Place on cooling racks and leave to completely cool.

 When they are cool take a bottom piece, spread it with jam in the centre and sandwich on the top piece.

Repeat the process until all the biscuits are assembled and to finish dust with icing sugar.

Simple, quick and delicious! They can be stored in a tin for around 3 days but I find the longer you leave them the softer they go- not exactly a bad thing but they are better the fresher they are eaten.

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