Linzer Shortbread Cookies - Spitzbuebe
Spitzbuebe, or Linzer Shortbread cookies are a most delicious treat perfect for any special and festive occasion. Usually prepared for Christmas in Switzerland with the name of Spitzbuebe, these cookies are a perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day as an expression of love and affection. Known for its flaky, buttery crumb and finally lightly dusted with powdered sugar, they definitely become a symphony of flavors. This mouthwatering cookie is simply made by stacking one layer over the other, and a thin spread of jam sandwiched in between. Let's get started!
- The Gusto Wood Fired Oven
- Sablée Pastry Dough
- 1 jar preserves of your choosing, we used raspberry preserves
- Powered sugar for dusting
- Preheat the Gusto Oven to 350°F - 176°C.
- Take the Sablée Pastry Dough out of the refrigerator.
- Since two cookies will be stacked on top of each other after they are baked, roll out the dough out a little less than 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out the dough with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
- Carefully transfer and place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
- Once the cookies have cooled, spread a thin layer of preserves on the base of the whole cookie.
- Place the cookie with the small heart cut out on top of the preserves. Continue doing this until all the cookies are matched up.
- Dust them lightly with powered sugar. They are ready to be served or they can be stored in a tin box with a tight lid. Enjoy!
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