Red Currant Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 f.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Sift flour onto a pastry board and make a well in the centre.
  • Add sugar, vanilla sugar and egg yolks to well.
  • Mix a small amount of flour into the ingredients in the well to make a thick paste.
  • Cut cold butter into small pieces over the flour mixture.
  • Working quickly and starting from the centre, work all the ingredients together to make a smooth dough.
  • Chill dough for 1/2 hour.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm (1/8 ") thickness.
  • Cut into 5 cm (2 ") rounds.
  • Cut 3 small holes using a floured thimble, in half of the cut out rounds, or use a smaller cookie cutter to cut a hole in the centre (you can use linzer cookie cutters if you have them).
  • Place on prepared baking and bake on middle rack of oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool cookies.
  • Spread jam on the solid rounds and cover with the cut out rounds.
  • Dust with the icing sugar while the cookies are still warm (easiest way is to dip cut out cookie into icing sugar before placing on top of jam layer.