Linzer Cookies

by Min Merrell

The most endearing part of recipe collecting is sharing.  Here’s my version of my friend Liz’s mom Katherina Brauchler’s recipe for Vanilla Kranzer cookies that she shared with me.  These are not the traditional wreath Kranzer cookies, but jam-filled butter cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar others may call Linzer Cookies.  I like this easy to work with dough that can be rolled super thin. Kranzer means wreath in German so they may think to make them only during the holidays, but don’t stop there.  You can see how they add sparkle to an otherwise earth-toned cookie platter for any occasion. They may look delicate, but are surprisingly sturdy and hold well in an air-tight container.  Use any color of jam you like. Of course, make heart-shaped ones for Valentine’s Day.

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