Linzer Strips

Linzer Strips

Linzertorte originated in Linz, Austria. It's a rich tart consisting of a butter and nut pastry, spread with preserves, usually raspberry. Here is the same tart, but in an easy cookie form.

60 min. prep time
6 dozen
252 Ratings


1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup ground blanched slivered almonds
1 (10-ounce) jar strawberry or raspberry all-fruit spread
1/2 cup sliced almonds


Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and 1 cup ground nuts; beat until well mixed.

Divide dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each part into 8-inch log on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).

Heat oven to 350°F. Place 4 logs onto large ungreased cookie sheet. Pat each log into 2-inch wide strip. Press 1-inch wide indentation lengthwise down the center of each strip using back of spoon. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Spoon 2 tablespoons fruit spread into indentation of each log; sprinkle with almond slices. Cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces while cookies are still warm. Cool completely on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, jam and almonds.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 75

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11287©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I sprinkle the nuts after I cut the strip. Much easier to cut without the nuts in the way.
Very good ,taste like short bread cookie.I love anything raspberry and these will do the trick for a little something sweet with a nice cup of coffee.YUM !!

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