Austrian Jam Wreaths

Austrian Jam Wreaths
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3 Reviews
Jam cookie wreaths are a variation of a traditional jam-filled tart of European linzer cookies.
45 min
Prep Time
2:10
Total Time
24 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup
powdered sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg, separated
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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Spread each cookie without hole with 2 teaspoons preserves; top with almond-covered cookie. Press together lightly. Store in single layer.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
170
Cholesterol
30mg
Carbohydrates
16g
Protein
3g
Fat
11g
Sodium
85mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

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+

Rating

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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