Nutty Linzer sandwich cookies filled with jam. Usually they are filled with apricot or strawberry jam. I used orange marmalade once and they were delicious.



Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Mix together flour, ground hazelnuts, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla sugar in a large bowl. Add butter and egg yolk and knead until everything is well combined. Divide dough in 1/2, pat into discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out cookies using desired cookie cutter shape. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. On 1/2 of the cookies, remove a "peekaboo" cutout using a smaller cookie cutter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven just until edges are beginning to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack. Spread jam on the warm whole cookies and top with the cutout cookies.

  • Let cookies rest until softened a bit, 8 hours to overnight. Dust with remaining confectioners' sugar just before serving.

Cook's Note:

There's a special Linzer cookie cutter (for cutting out a hole in the top layer), but if there is none available you can use just any cookie cutter.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 46 mg sodium. 14.5 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; Full Nutrition