Prep: 20 minutes
Rest: 1 hour
Hands On & Bake: 40 minutes
Bake: 350 °F (180 °C) 7 – 8 minutes
Jam and Frost: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
About 70 small cookies
1 1⁄2 cups (210 g) all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1⁄2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
Lemon zest from 1⁄2 lemon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 stick (1⁄2 cup / 115 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
Jam or jelly of your choice
1⁄2 cup (60 g) powdered sugar
2 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon juice
Thank you very much for the recipe. I would like to make this soon.
I have a question…
How do you store these cookies. Can i keep them in the fridge like some of your other cookies? Will the icibg melt if i keep them in the fridge??
Hi Ava, just store them in the fridge like other cookies.
Have a Merry Christmas!!
Thank you Ava! Merry Christmas!
I place a slice of white bread or some raw 1/4
Apple in a tight sealed container. genevieve
Yes, people do put apple traditionally into the box. 🙂
My Father’s parents are from Czechoslovakia (actually Bohemia they would have said) and I have so few recipes from them. Thank you for doing this.
I hope you enjoy my recipes! 🙂
We always made these at Christmas and called them “butter wreaths” . They were my favorite! I’m glad I found your website.
That is wonderful! Nice name
I made these for my mother-in-law last Christmas. I used my homemade blackberry jelly as the filling. Tasted fabulous. The jam bled into the frosting turning it slightly pink…still tasted great!
I am glad to hear you liked it. Yes mine also bled into the frosting when it set for some time. Makes it fun looking. 😀
Do you have recipe for linecke pecivo
Yes. Just do search on here. I have few.
I made these for the first time today. The lemon flavor for me was a little too mild. So I put 2 or 3 little pieces of zest on the hole and that really made the flavor pop! Great recipe. Dekuju
Sounds good 🙂 They always need time to get better. That is why we bake these cookies 4 weeks before and store them in cold for the flavor to truly develop. 🙂