Linzer Cookies


  • Butter 1/2 cup (softened)
  • Egg yolks 1
  • Powdered sugar 1/2 cup
  • All-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups
  • Almond meal 1/4 cup
  • Salt 1/8 tsp
  • Lemon zest 1/2 tsp
  • Seedless strawberry jam 1/4 cup
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkle.

 Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C or 330F.
  2. In a bowl mix all purpose flour, almond meal and salt.
  3. In another bowl mix together butter and powdered sugar with electric beater until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg yolk then add lemon zest. Gradually add mixed dry ingredients and mix until all blends.
  5. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  6. On a lightly floured surface roll each portion to a 1/8-inch thickness.
  7. Cut with a 3-inch heart-shaped cutter. Cut centers out of half of cookies with a 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Make sure that you have an even number of solid and cut out cookies.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes then cool on wire racks.
  9. Spread solid cookies with jam and then sandwich with a cut out cookie. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


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