Food Friday: Linzer Cookies

Dec. 17 / 2020
Linzer Cookies

The best idea you’ve had all year is probably to stay inside this weekend and bake these lovely Linzer cookies, a recipe courtesy of our lovely pastry chef Julie.

Plate of Linzer Cookies
🎶 “It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeaarrr!” 🎵

This is Julie’s favorite go-to holiday cookie recipe. It’s easy and can be modified by using any flavor of jam/jelly. The recipe contains no eggs, so it’s an excellent choice for anyone who has egg allergies (and can pretty much eat no holiday cookies ever).

These cookies don't spread out in the oven or get very brown, so the key with this recipe is to master the baking time, which varies from oven to oven. Don’t let that scare you, though. This is a quick and delicious cookie recipe that can easily become a tradition.

Linzer Cookies Recipe

Makes about 36, 1.5 inch cookies

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 cup finely ground almond meal

  • 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 & 1/4 cups (2 & 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar

  • 1 cup confectioners' (icing or powdered) sugar

  • 3/4 cup (raspberry or black currant jam (can use other flavored jams), well stirred

What You’ll Do

  • Mix together flour, almond meal, salt and ground cinnamon, set aside

  • In a large bowl, beat unsalted butter and white sugar until blended.

  • Stir in the flour mixture until blended and divide the dough into thirds. Place each portion between sheets of waxed or parchment paper and roll to 1/8 inch thick. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment

  • Cut the dough out as desired and place on lined cookie sheets.

  • Bake 10-15 minutes.

  • Remove and place on racks to completely cool.

  • Sandwich cookies with jam and lightly dust with confectioners' sugar.

It can’t get any easier or more festive than that!

Jun 2021

twitter

Follow

Upcoming Events

Thursday | July 15, 2021

Leonid & Friends

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Friday | July 30, 2021

Yacht Rock Revue

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Friday | Aug 6, 2021

Brit Floyd

The Dark Side Of The Moon, The Wall And More…

The Riverside Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Tuesday | Aug 10, 2021

BACHMAN/CUMMINGS - TOGETHER AGAIN

with special guests The Marshall Tucker Band

The Riverside Theater
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Sunday | Aug 22, 2021

Happy Together

THE TURTLES, GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP, THE ASSOCIATION, CLASSICS IV, THE VOGUES, THE COWSILLS

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Wednesday | Sep 1, 2021

Lindsey Buckingham

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Sunday | Sep 19, 2021

Alan Parsons Live Project

The Turn Of A Friendly Card

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Wednesday | Oct 6, 2021

Nektar

Turner Hall Ballroom
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Saturday | Oct 9, 2021

Eaglemania

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Thursday | Oct 28, 2021

The Songs of John Prine

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Friday | Oct 29, 2021

Almost Queen

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Thursday | Nov 4, 2021

The Samples

The Back Room @ Colectivo
Event Starts 8:00 PM
New Date TBD

John Kay of Steppenwolf

The Pabst Theater
Saturday | Nov 6, 2021

The Monkees

Farewell Tour with Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz

The Riverside Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
New Date TBD

Dweezil Zappa

HOT RATS LIVE!
Plus Other Hot Stuff 1969

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
New Date TBD

RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles

The Pabst Theater
New Date TBD

Uli Jon Roth

The Back Room @ Colectivo
Friday | Jan 14, 2022

Hairball

+ special guest Black Belt Theatre

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Saturday | Jan 15, 2022

The Docksiders

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Sunday | Jan 30, 2022

Tusk

The Pabst Theater
Event Starts 8:00 PM