Ischl Tartlets


A Christmas favorite of ours for several years.

24 tartlets


  • 2 ¾ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 3 ounces cream cheese

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup ground almonds

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar raspberry preserves

  • cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Sift flour and baking powder onto waxed paper.

  2. Beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, and egg until fluffy. Add flour mixture and blend. Stir in ground almonds and lemon rind.

  3. Turn dough out on waxed paper and shape into ball. Chill several hours.

  4. Cut dough in half. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured board. Cut out with 3-inch cookie cutter (bottom), repeat with remaining dough and cut small hole in center of these (top).

  5. Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for about 10 minutes, and cool.

  6. Heat preserves in saucepan.

  7. Spread heated preserves on bottom cookie. Put on top cookie and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Fill center of cookie with preserves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
11g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 47mg 1%

* 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.