Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer cookies, filled with nutella or raspberry jam, will be the prettiest and tastiest cookies on any Christmas table!
Merry Christmas everyone! Was Santa good to you? TheBetterHalf and I are in St. Louis celebrating Christmas with my family. It is a gorgeous day here – we just got back from a nice long walk with my family’s dog. Can you spy the arch in this picture?
I know all of the presents are open and the cookie baking is finished, but I just had to share one last recipe with you – Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies. Linzer cookies are so pretty and festive – they are such a perfect Christmas cookie!
This was my first time making Linzer cookies. I think they are so pretty and so delicious, but I didn’t have the right cookie cutters for them. So, I had to buy myself a little Christmas toy to use this year – this Linzer cookie cutter. Technically if you have a round cookie cutter and then any smaller cookie cutter you can use those.
There are all different varieties of Linzer cookies. I love toasted hazelnuts, so I made a chocolate hazelnut version of this classic cookie. There are tons of toasted hazelnuts in the dough, and then the filling is nutella! I also made a few of the cookies with raspberry jam to try it out. I thought I would like the nutella filling better but I actually thought the jam was equally delicious! I used a raspberry violet jam that I brought back from Paris – the brand is called Christine Ferber, and it is absolutely incredible!
I like to save the little centers of the lids and bake them in a separate batch. You can make mini cookie sandwiches out of them! They look so cute on a cookie platter, and are a great bite-sized treat.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas and enjoying this special time with family and friends! Merry Christmas!
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In case you missed any of my Christmas posts, here they are!
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