As I’ve already expressed in my previous post about gingerbread cookies, holiday cookie baking is my JAM and these nutella linzer cookies are such a winner. I don’t have kids, so I’m always happy to borrow friends’ kids to have an excuse for a baking party at my house. I actually ended up baking these cookies on a whim the other day. Sometimes I wake up and just really wanna bake. So I scrounged in my kitchen to see what I had on hand, and luckily I had everything I needed to create this recipe.
While the gingerbread cookies are a more involved process and super fun for decorating projects, these linzers are much simpler, require less time in the fridge, and bake up in a jiffy. With only 9 total ingredients, these are perfect for a quick baking project and they turn out so damn cute. I couldn’t decide between hearts and stars for the middle, so I did both. Having your kids help cut out the cookies and spread the nutella on the baked halves, is the perfect project for young children wanting to help in the kitchen.
I’m not a huge fruit cookie person and having two large jars of Nutella in the pantry really tipped the scales in favor of nutella linzer cookies. If you love a traditional jam cookie, feel free to substitute your favorite jam in for nutella. OR DO BOTH. Who am I to tell you how to live? A raspberry and nutella linzer would be next-level good. Just sayin’. And the browned butter, ugh. So good. Browned butter should be included in every baked good. It really just gives such richness and flavor to the cookie dough.
Once thing I will say is don’t let the dough get too cold. If it’s really stiff once you pull it out of the fridge, let it sit for 30 minutes before rolling. If the dough cracks a little while rolling out, that’s totally fine. Just pinch the dough back together with your finger tips and they’ll bake up just fine. Happy baking!