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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.

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45 min
Prep Time
3 hrs
Total Time


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 cup all-fruit spread such as raspberry or blackberry

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, at a time, and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and 1 cup ground almonds; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap, rolling each out into 4-inch log. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F. 

  4. STEP 4

    Divide 1 log dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll out each piece into 6-inch log on lightly floured surface. Place each piece onto large parchment-lined cookie sheet. Pat each log into 1 1/2-inch-wide strip. Press 1-inch-wide indentation lengthwise down center of each strip using finger. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons fruit spread into indentation of each log. Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

  5. STEP 5

    Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces while cookies are still warm. Cool completely on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, jam and almonds.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

80 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
30 Sodium (mg)
9 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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