Make fun Easy Linzer Cookies in the shape of your choice and decorate with DIY Colored Sugar Sprinkles
Traditional linzer cookies are not made using refrigerated sugar cookie dough. But they still taste delicious. And taking a shortcut makes baking these easy linzer cookies quick and fun. It’s also great for the kids to help.
Going through my cookie cutter stash I was looking for shapes that I had two of where one was larger than the other. The two cookie cutter shapes that fit that criteria were Texas and a star. I added a little flour to my refrigerated sugar cookie dough so I could roll it out and use my cookie cutters. But I’m getting ahead of myself because before I did anything with the dough I made my DIY Colored Sugar Sprinkles.
I had some pretty decorative glass jars on hand (that I used for a Halloween potion craft) that were about the same size as most sprinkle jars. I knew they’d be perfect to hold my sugar sprinkles. Other than the bottles all I used was sugar, food coloring, bowls, and a fork.
I had 5 bottles so I decided to make varying hues of my sprinkles. Each of my bottles held 1/4 cup sugar or slightly less, so I got out 5 small bowls and put 1/4 cup sugar in each of them. Then I added 1-5 drops of food coloring to the bowls.
And stirred to mix in the food coloring. Here you can see how the number of drops of food coloring changed the intensity of the final color.
Let the sugar dry for about an hour and then mix it again with a fork.
Once my sugar was dried and stirred I could pour it into my glass bottles. Capping of the top with a cork.
With my sugar finished I could work on my cookies. I used the larger of each cookie cutter to cut out the shapes and then bake them. After taking them out of the over, and while they were still warm, I used the smaller cookie cutter to cut out the center piece. I also put the large Texas cookie cutter back over those shapes to clean them up a bit after baking. Make sure you match up one top piece for each bottom piece. Then let the cookies cool.
Once the cookies were cool I spread some strawberry jam on the bottom half of each cookie set and placed the top cookie on top.
The final step was to add the sugar sprinkles. I brushed the tops of the cookies with egg white to help the sprinkles stick. And the kids helped sprinkle on the colored sugar.
Our sparkly sugar linzer cookies are ready to eat! I love pairing these with a hot drink during the winter. With the pink sprinkles they make a perfect romantic treat as well. The sugar sprinkles in decorative bottles would be fun to gift with a roll of sugar cookie dough to someone who wants to make their own cookies.
What shape will you make your Easy Linzer Cookies? Get creative with jam flavors and DIY Colored Sugar Sprinkle colors.