Linzer Tarts


Linzer tarts are cut-out cookies with a jam filling.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
12 cookies


  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour, divided

  • 1 ¾ cups ground almonds

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 5 tablespoons raspberry jam, or as needed

  • cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


  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 dough stiffens a bit.

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

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

  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.

  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 remaining dough disc.

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

  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.

  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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
30g Fat
40g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 7g
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 179mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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