Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprints are classic cookies that should not be missing on any cookie plate. That these are not super-healthy is something everyone should be aware of. Nevertheless, we have made this clasic Linzer Augen a little healthier by using flour type 1050, ground hazelnuts and less sugar. These ingredients provide fiber for a healthy intestine and high-quality fatty acids for good arteries.
You can replace the ground hazelnuts with ground almonds, then the rogue recipe is quite classic.
Mix together flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and hazelnuts in a bowl. Zest the lemon and add zest to the mixture. Melt butter. Add melted butter and eggs to the mixture to form a dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let rest at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out dough to approximately 1/10 inch thick and cut out cookies using a crimped circle cookie cutter. Cut a small circle (1/3 inch) in the center of half the cookies. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until light golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, heat raspberry jam. Spread jam on the whole cookies, topping each with a cookie that has the center removed to create a sandwich. Cool cookies completely and allow to dry for 1-2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.