A little history: The Linzertorte, one of Austria's most famous desserts, dates back to the 1700's. Traditionally this torte consisted of a crust made with flour, ground nuts (traditionally almonds), sugar, egg yolks, spices and lemon zest that was filled with preserves (jam) and then topped with a lattice crust.
I began experimenting with baking Linzer cookies way back in high school! I'm quite proud of the vegan & organic version I've evolved into now.
I made these for my honey's Valentine, using Sarah Kramer's sugar cookie recipe, some store-bought organic jam, and raspberry sugar for the topping.
The idea was a "You Are My Sunshine" sorta theme :)
Viva la cookie!