Cookie Recipe – Linzer Tarts

  • Author: Patty
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 mins
  • Yield: 24-30 1x
  • Category: Dessert



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup finely ground almonds (about 2 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup jam
  • powdered sugar


  1. In a small bowl combine the flour, ground almonds, salt and cinnamon. Set aside
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat for 1 minute.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Divide dough into two pieces and flatten into discs.
  6. Wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°
  8. On a floured surface roll out dough to 1/8″ thick.
  9. Cut out bottoms of tarts.
  10. Place on parchment or silicone lined cookie sheets.
  11. Roll out second piece of dough and cut out an equal number of tops (pieces with a cut out in center)
  12. Gather any scraps and reroll to cut further tops and bottoms.
  13. Bake in preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes until the cookies just start to brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  14. Dust the tops with powdered sugar.
  15. Spread about 1 tsp of jam on the bottoms.
  16. Place a top on a bottom and enjoy!

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