Austrian Jam Wreaths

Austrian Jam Wreaths

Jam cookie wreaths are a variation of a traditional jam-filled tart of European linzer cookies.

45 min. prep time
24 cookies
353 Ratings


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup finely chopped blanched almonds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup seedless raspberry or apricot preserves


Combine butter, powdered sugar and egg yolk in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and vanilla; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in finely chopped almonds. Cover; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Divide dough in half. Roll out dough, on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Cut out 1-inch hole in half of cookies.

Place 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheets. Brush cookies with holes in center with reserved egg white. Top with sliced almonds; press down lightly. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

Spread each cookie without hole with 2 teaspoons preserves; top with almond-covered cookie. Press together lightly. Store in single layer.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 170

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #9229©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are a family favourite during the holiday season. They are so delicious that I often have to hide them so that they will not be eaten up quickly.
I made the dough one day and did the cut outs the next day. I was very impressed!! the dough tasted great. It took me awhile to find the right cookie cutters to do the job but when I did I got very creative. Lots of fun shapes and sizes. I ALSO TRIED DIFFERENT FILLING AND THAT WAS VERY GOOD TOO. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! A+A+A+
Beautiful and elegant cookie when finished! I made these with freshly made peach preserves and also with lingonberry jam and lightly dusted them with superfine powdered sugar - absolutely beautiful and delicious! Much easier to make than I anticipated! Will make at the Holidays! They are worthy of a Christmas gift in a fancy box to be sure!

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