Linzer Strips
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.

1 hr
03 hrs 50 min


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® 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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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. Add flour and 1 cup ground nuts; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F. 

  4. STEP 4

    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 17-19 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

  5. STEP 5

    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.


4Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
30Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  January 16, 2012

I sprinkle the nuts after I cut the strip. Much easier to cut without the nuts in the way.

— says Rose
  September 14, 2008

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 !!

— says Frances
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