Fool proof buttery, jam packed Chevre Hazelnut Linzer Cookies are delicious, festive, and make a lovely holiday treat!
Let’s be honest. December is the only month of the year where its acceptable to eat cookies every.single.day.
Seriously, I look forward to making and eating Christmas cookies every year. So, for the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my family’s favorite Christmas cookies.
Today, we are having Chevre Hazelnut Linzer Cookies. They are soooo buttery and melt in your mouth. The goat cheese makes the texture extra delicate. I used Ile de France goat cheese which is a traditional French Chevre from Poitou Charentes. Toasted hazelnuts add a wonderful nutty taste which compliments the jam and goat cheese.
Serve these cookies to your friends and family this holiday season. They pair wonderfully with George Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages gamay wine and George Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages chardonnay. Both wines come from Burgandy, France and are exceptionally food-friendly.
While you have guests over this December, offer them some delicious French wine and cheese. My favorites are Ile de France brie, St. Agur blue cheese, and Saint Andre which is a soft ripened triple cream cheese also known as “the heavenly cheese”.
All of these French goodies will be a hit at your next party. After all, when it’s Made in France, it’s Made with Love. ♡♡♡
- ¾ cup butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- 4 oz goat cheese, room temperature
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1½ cups flour
- ¾ cup slightly roasted hazelnuts, finely ground
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup jam
- powdered sugar, for topping
- Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add goat cheese and beat until incorporated.
- Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
- In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, ground hazelnuts, and salt.
- Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined.
- Remove dough from mixing bowl and form it in a flat disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degreed F.
- Roll chilled dough on a floured surface, to about ¼-in thickness. Use linzer cookie cutters to make cookies. Leave some whole for the base of the cookies, and some with the hole cut in the middle for the top of the cookies. Place base of cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake cookies 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
- Cool completely. Spread jam on the flat side of each cookie bottom. Dust the cookie tops (cookies with cut outs) with powdered sugar and place on top of the bottoms.