Gingerbread Man Linzer Cookies
Here is a recipe of Easy Austrian Linzer Cookies or Almond wafer Cookies filled with Jam in the shape of Gingerbread man,a hit with kids as well as adults!
From Chocolate to Peanut butter, from sugar cookie to snicker doodles I find home made cookies baked from scratch the most comforting and satisfying. And there is nothing like a batch of homemade cookies to lift your spirits and make your house smell wonderful. Well with Christmas knocking at the door it’s time to kick baking season into high gear.
And with the 70 th Foodie Monday Bloghop theme being Cookies I decided to bake these Linzer cookies in the shape of Gingerbread men. Whether you are baking for an office party, Christmas get together or a birthday these cookies are a rage.These jam filled, vanilla almond wafer cookies with a hint of lemon and sprinkling of sugar powder ….a sublime combination of nut laden pastry and preserves and a hit with kids as well as adults.
Originally from Linz, Austria and known as Linzer kekse, traditionally Black currant jam is sandwiched in between the buttery cookies. But you can use any flavour you like. I used some mixed fruit jam which is found in every Indian kitchen. These delicious cookies call for Almond flour, Almonds can be used blanched or with skin and toasted before you powder in a food processor to bring out their full flavour.
Instead of Monday I am posting on a Tuesday as yesterday was my little ones 8 th birthday and I was busy with her party. Its as if my little pumpkin was born yesterday, how time flies. Though my little girl has grown out of my lap but will be in my heart forever. Sharing with you all a princess doll cake for that I baked for her matching with her dress.
Cookie recipe adapted from The Joy Of Baking .