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Austrian Linzer Kekse
In a break from tradition, I am revealing one of the items in my Festive Treat Box. If you fancy getting your chops around some, there is still just enough time to enter my giveaway on Facebook to win one Festive Treat Box for you and your family to enjoy. The giveaway will run midnight Sunday 17th, so don’t leave it too late.
Austrian Linzer Kekse, or Linzer Cookies to you and me, are a traditional Austrian biscuit over the festive period. A biscuity version of the Linzer Torte that was invented in Linz, Austria, it features a crisp tender biscuit with raspberry jam and a generous festive dusting of icing sugar.
There is debate in our house that this is the inspiration for the classic British biscuit, the Jammy Dodger. But, if you want a little drama on your festive table this season, these will get you more ooohs and ahhhs than the faithful Jammy Dodger.
The recipe can also be used to make thumbprint cookies. Just roll the dough in small balls, put a dent in with your thumb, fill with a small amount of jam, then bake. Once cooled, dust with icing sugar before serving.