Linzer Sandwich Cookies
Linzer Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Linzer Sandwich Cookies

These tender Linzer cookies are a holiday tradition in Austria. The decorative cut-out on the top cookie allows the filling to peek through.

The Story Behind the Recipe
30 sandwich
cookies
1 hr 35 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 05 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract  

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

 

Powdered sugar

Small decorator candies, if desired

White decorator gel, if desired

3 tablespoons seedless raspberry or apricot jam

 

 *Substitute rum or orange flavoring.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond flavoring and salt in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Cut out center from half of cookies using smaller decorative cookie cutter. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Place cooled cookies with center cut-out onto waxed paper; sprinkle with powdered sugar. Decorate with small candies attached with decorator gel, if desired. Spread bottom-side of cookies without cut-out with 1/4 teaspoon jam. Top with center cut-out cookie, powdered sugar-side up.

Tip #1

- The small center cut-outs of dough can be baked at 350°F, 6-7 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition

90Calories
6Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
70Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  February 14, 2018

I made these cookies for Valentines Day-they came out absolutely perfect!!! The recipe is easy to follow; the dough is extremely easy to work with and best of all-they taste great!!!!!

— says Lauren
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  December 25, 2017

These turned out great! I didn’t have powdered sugar to blend in with the other ingredients so I used what sugar I did have which was a superfine pure cane sugar, quick dissolve, and they still turned out great.

— says Kim
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I didn’t have powdered sugar to mix in with the other ingredients so I used what I had (superfine quick dissolve pure cane sugar).

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  January 10, 2017

These Linzer cookies are incredible. Yes, they are work, but the outcome of the taste, consistency and appearance make it all worthwhile. Land O' Lakes... you rock! I have been a cookie snob/connoisseur for many decades and this is one of the best cookies I've ever had or made. Better than most high-end gourmet cookie establishments. Thank you for the recipe!

— says Judy
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  December 20, 2015

Loved this recipe. Working with the dough was an exercise in finding just the right temperature to roll it perfectly, but once I found that sweet spot of not-too-cool, not-too-warm, it rolled out well, cut perfectly, and tasted exactly right.f

— says Ken
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  December 20, 2015

They are fantastic and are the BEST cookies ever, my friends and neighbors loved them' I enjoying baking cookies and trying new ones every year.

— says Concetta B.
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