Anyways, to celebrate Rosh Hashannah tonight, my mom is doing all the cooking while I do all the baking. So, I made Challah and Linzer Tarts. Technically, Honey Cake is the traditional dessert on Rosh Hashannah because it is supposed to bring you a sweet new year, but I think Linzer Tarts are just as sweet. Plus, they have jam, which is just the best.
These cookies are to die for. The cookie dough tastes like pure butter, but once you bake it and sandwich it with jam and powdered sugar they are perfect. Also, make sure not to overbake them! I did that for one sheet and that's why I don't have as many cookies. Lastly, I know my cookies look really pretty with all the cool shapes but that took a lot of work and was just a mess, I highly suggest the method down below.
Oh, and I also had some fun teasing my dog (don't worry, I gave her a treat afterwards).
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- seedless jam
- powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended. Add flour, beating at low speed until blended.
Roll dough into small balls and place on greased cookie sheets, two inches apart. Flatten dough balls with a flat-bottomed cup wrapped in a damp paper towel. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
Quickly use a thimble to cut out a circle in half of the cookies. They will set up fast so be quick before it is too hard to do this. Transfer carefully to wire racks to cool. Spread jam on top of solid cookies. Top with remaining cookies, bottom sides down, to make sandwiches. Sift powdered sugar over tops of cookies.