Lingonberry sandwich cookies

This month, we’re drawing baking inspiration from Vienna’s charming markets and enchanting Alpine traditions. These beautiful and festive Viennese holiday cookies, filled with bright berry jam — are a guaranteed hit.

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Preparation time:
35 minutes
Total time:
1 hour 40 minutes
35 cookies
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Lingonberry sandwich cookie
Photo by Erik Putz



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2/3 cup lingonberry or red currant jam, preferably Ikea icing sugar for garnish


  • STIR flour with almonds and salt in a medium bowl.
  • BEAT butter with sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and almond extract. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in flour mixture until combined. Divide dough into 2 portions. Form into discs, wrap with plastic wrap and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 min.
  • POSITION racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 350F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Roll out each disc on a floured counter until 1/4 in. thick. Cut out cookies with a 1 1/2-in. round cutter. Arrange on prepared sheets. Roll scraps into a ball and chill until firm enough to roll again.
  • BAKE in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching and rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are lightly brown, 14 to 16 min. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • SPREAD 1/2 tsp of jam each on half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. Dust with icing sugar.

Nutrition (per cookie)

36 mg

One comment on “Lingonberry sandwich cookies

  1. I’m an experienced baker, and this was the worst cookie recipe I tried this season. There isn’t enough liquid ingredients. The dough came out crumbly and could not be rolled out. I saved it by adding an extra small egg, but even then, it was difficult to roll it out thin enough to get 70 half-cookies. I have doubts that this is really triple-tested.

    Considering the effort, the result didn’t blow me away – it’s a shortbread with a nutty twist. Nothing outrageous.


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