Rating: 4.67 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I know these are bars and not cutouts, but they taste just as good! The Linzer Cookie is a family of cookies that are varied enough to include cocoa in some recipes. The constant is a cookie base made of finely chopped nuts, and a fruit-jam center; a crispy, buttery delicacy no matter what type!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
DOUGH:
FILLING:
GLAZE:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon zest, egg and vanilla. Mix in 1 cup of chopped almonds, then stir in the sifted ingredients. Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of a greased or parchment lined 8x8 inch baking pan. Roll the remaining portion between two pieces of waxed paper, out to an 8 inch square. Refrigerate all of the dough for at least 2 hours.

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  • While the dough is chilling, place the apricots into a small saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for three minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Drain the excess liquid from the apricots and mix in the preserves and lemon juice.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the apricot filling evenly over the chilled crust, leaving a 1/4 inch border on edges. Cut the chilled square of dough into 1/2 inch strips. Place the strips over the filling in a lattice design. Trim edges to fit and press the edges into the border. Brush the top with egg white then sprinkle with remaining chopped almonds and coarse sugar.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 24.5g; fat 13.4g; cholesterol 30.7mg; sodium 154.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
I had a great time searching for a Linzer Cookie recipe as I love the true nutty lemony flavor and chewy texture of Linzertorte. This recipe really delivers and being a bar cookie saved me lots of time and effort in making individual rolled cookies. I had a difficult time handling the lattice crust on top however. My strips kept falling apart. But overall this was an awesome treat. Read More
(14)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
I had a great time searching for a Linzer Cookie recipe as I love the true nutty lemony flavor and chewy texture of Linzertorte. This recipe really delivers and being a bar cookie saved me lots of time and effort in making individual rolled cookies. I had a difficult time handling the lattice crust on top however. My strips kept falling apart. But overall this was an awesome treat. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
Delish!!! I added sugar to the recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2013
I made this using raspberry jam for the filling. I mixed 1 1/2 Tbsp milk into the egg white for the glaze mixing it with a fork; this makes it easier to brush on with a pastry brush while still giving a nice glaze to the dough. Using turbinado sugar for sprinkling on the dough (under glaze ingredients) bakes up well and adds a nice texture. Baking time was longer than suggested- about 23-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Read More
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