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Linzer cookiesRaspberry jam sandwiched between two delicate and buttery almond cookies, Linzer cookies are not only delicious they’re pretty too, making them a favourite for the cookie jar or for giving as gifts.

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Makes: 24 sandwich cookies


  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Raspberry Jam
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, butter and sugar until combined. Beat in next 3 ingredients, until a soft dough forms.
  3. Shape dough into 2 flat discs. Wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate 20 minutes.
  4. Roll, on a lightly floured surface, the discs to about ⅛-inch thick. Cut out cookies with a 2½-inch cookie cutter. Use a smaller cookie cutter to punch out a hole in the centre of half of the cookies. These will be the tops of the cookie sandwiches.
  5. Place cookies on prepared baking sheets 1-inch apart.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack, 30 minutes.
  7. Place cookies bottom side up and spread with 2 tsp jam. Top with a cutout cookie. Press lightly to form a sandwich. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Note: While star patterns are the traditional cookie cut-out shape for Linzer cookies, you can use any shape you desire.


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