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Linzer Tarts

octubre 4, 2022

The cookies are the perfect party treat, just amazing and this recipe proves it once again, linzer tarts are pretty much cut-out cookies with jam, the kids love it!

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Additional: 1 hr 20 mins

Servings: 12


  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups ground almonds
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons raspberry jam, or as needed
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration


Step 1.
Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in 1/2 cup flour, then ground almonds and cinnamon. Mix in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until well combined and the dough stiffens a bit.

Step 2.
Divide dough in half and form each half into a disc. Wrap each disc tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 3.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 4.
Working with one dough disc at a time, roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Use a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut as many circles from the dough as you can. Knead any leftover scraps of dough into a ball and roll it out again into a 1/8-inch-thick sheet. Cut out more circles; you should have about 12 circles.

Step 5.
Arrange dough circles on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch of space between them. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator while you repeat Step 4 with the remaining dough disc.

Step 6.
Place the second batch of circles on the baking sheet, and cut out the center of those 12 circles with a 1/2-inch round cookie cutter.

Step 7.
Bake cookies in the preheated oven until light brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.

Step 8.
Spread a thin coating of jam onto the bottom sides of the fully round cookies. Place a cut-out cookie on top of each, pressing together to form a sandwich. Place back on the wire rack, and repeat to form 11 more cookies.

Step 9.
Sift confectioners’ sugar over the cookies, then spoon a dab of jam into the cut-out part of each cookie.