February is a busy month in our household with two birthdays and Valentine’s Day in the first 2 weeks. It can get a little hectic. Luckily, these Linzer cookies are the perfect Valentine’s Day cookies for your sweet cookie. Thankfully, my kids are grownups now so we don’t have to make Valentine’s for the whole class anymore. Wasn’t it typical that Valentine’s cards came in a box of 24 but there were 26 kids in the class, so you had to hope one kid was sick at home or buy two boxes?
Just because we don’t have to painstakingly decorate our Valentine’s box anymore, that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy a delicious raspberry-filled sugar cookie.
What’s a Linzer cookie, you ask? It’s a whole lot of delicious in one beautiful cookie. But that’s not were it started. It originally came from Austria in the form of the Linzer Torte. The Linzer torte is named after the city of Linz in Austria. The torte is traditionally a buttery pastry filled with black or red currant jam and covered with a lattice topping. In America, the currant jam has been replaced with raspberry jam and the buttery pastry is now a cookie. Thanks, ‘Merica! Consider the cookie a portable Linzer torte.
As you can see below, I also made some thumbprint cookies. I tried to make the thumbprints heart shaped, but they look a little Mickey Mouse head instead. Oh well, the taste is the same; heavenly.