Linzer cookies

Prep 20 min
Total 2 hours 15 min



1 cup
roasted, peeled hazelnuts
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1 cup
unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp
3/4 cup


  • PULSE hazelnuts in food processor until finely ground. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and cloves and pulse until just combined.
  • BEAT butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium, scraping sides and bottom of bowl until fluffy, about 3 min. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour mixture until just combined.
  • DIVIDE in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Flatten into discs and refrigerate until firm, 1 hr.
  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Roll 1 dough disc on a lightly floured surface to ¼-in. thickness. Cut out circles using a 3-in. round fluted cookie cutter, rerolling scraps and refrigerating as needed. Then, using a 1-in. round fluted cutter or the end of a large piping tip, cut out centres of half of the circles. Place all circles 1 in. apart on prepared sheets and chill for 15 min.
  • BAKE until golden brown, 10 to 12 min. Let cool for 5 min, then transfer to a rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • FLIP solid cookies over and spread 2 tsp jam on each. Dust tops of remaining cookies with icing sugar and set on top of jam-covered cookies.

Kitchen Tip: To roast hazelnuts, bake at 325F on a rimmed baking sheet until brown with skin blistered, 13 to 15 min. Let cool. Rub with both hands to remove skin.

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Calories 295
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 33 g
Fat 17 g
Fibre 2 g
Sodium 92 mg

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Issue: November 2017

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