Linecké Recipe

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From furniture and faith to collectibles and character traits, there are a lot of things that get passed down over the course of a family’s history, and recipes are no exception. But a recipe nurtured by generations of love and care is so much more than the food it creates. It’s also a reminder of the laughter and light that can happen when a family comes together.

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Linecké

Linecké Recipe

Kačí Ticha
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Servings 20 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 350g all-purpose flour
  • 150g roasted almonds, blended
  • 260g powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 1-2 bags vanilla sugar
  • Organic lemon zest, to taste
  • Jelly or jam of choice

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, almonds, and sugar, and then eggs. Cut butter into little pieces and add it to the bowl with the cinnamon, salt, vanilla sugar, and lemon zest. Mix everything together with your hands until you get a perfect, non-sticky dough.
  • Wrap it in plastic wrap and put in the fridge overnight – for the best results, leave it in for 24 hours.
  • Once dough is chilled, spread into two pieces for easier manipulation. Take one piece and roll out the dough. The best way to do it is to put a little bit of flour on the counter, so the dough doesn’t stick.
  • Now, use cookie cutters and create all different shapes! Traditional shapes for Czechs are hearts, circles, flowers, or stars. Make sure to always have an even amount of each shape, as you will be putting them together after they’re baked.
  • Place cookies on a baking pan lined with baking paper. Preheat your oven to 365° and bake for 5-10 minutes.
  • After cookies are baked, let cool. Now it’s time for jelly! Spread jelly on the cookie and then put another one on top. Do this with all of them. Now enjoy your cookies!
Keyword cookies, Czech Republic, Linecké
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Kačí Ticha

“I am from the Czech Republic and am very happy to share this recipe from my country. We make Linecké mostly on Christmas, but it’s great for every occasion. It actually comes from our neighboring country, Austria, where in the beginning it was a ‘Linecký cake,’ because the dough was used as a body for the cake. It is named after an Austrian city called Linz. My mom taught me how to make these cookies. I love them as much as everyone in my country and I believe you will as well.” – Kačí Ticha

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