ike many other old and well known recipes, Linzer cookies don’t have well documented origin. They got their name after Linzer torte – which is actually a tart made of rich almond pastry traditionally filled with black currant jam, and topped with lattice crust.
Who Invented Linzer Cookies?
There are numerous legends about invention of the Linzer torte. Most of those agree that the Linzer torte, as its name suggests, originated in Austrian city of Linz. Some claim that linzer torte was invented by a Viennese confectioner named Linzer, and other say that it was invented by one anonymous pastry chef from Bad Ischl – Austrian spa town. Interestingly enough – another well known and delicious sweet treat was born in that same spa town – , remember? :) Now let’s get back to the Linzer tart! Franconian pastry chef Johann Konrad Vogel started mass production of the cake in Linz around 1823.
Linzer cookies (in German “Linzer Augen”, meaning “Linzer eyes”) are a sandwich cookie version of Linzer torte, topped with a layer of dough with a characteristic circle shaped cut-out exposing the jam, and usually dusted with powdered sugar. Yum!
Coconut and Raspberry Linzer Cookies
Today I’m making coconut and raspberry Linzer cookies, meaning – first I’ll make coconut cookie dough, and then I will sandwich my cookies with delicious raspberry jam. Yummy!
Also, I’ve decided to play a little bit, so I will dip some of my cookies into tempered white chocolate, and others into tempered dark chocolate halfway! And that is not all! I wil top my cookies with unsweetened shredded coconut, freeze dried raspberries and brown sugar, just for fun! So, join me! Let’s play and make some delicious coconut and raspberry Linzer cookies!
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