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Austrian Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are named after the city of Linz in Austria. These cookies originated from the Linzertorte, one of the oldest known tarts in Austria. Franz Holzlhuber, an Austrian baker, is recognized for introducing it to America and there have been many adaptations since. Try our version of a Linzer cookies and surprise your family with these delicious cookies with jam, ideal for any special occasion.

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Prep time: 20 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 73 mins.
Servings: 12 12 servings

What you need


1 1/3 Stick Butter
(90 gc/u)
1 Piece Yolk
1 teaspoon lemon zest
finely grated
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 cups wheat flour
1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1/4 Tablespoon Salt
1 Cup Hazelnut
toasted, skinned and ground
1/4 Cup Jam
1/4 cup icing sugar

How to prepare


1 Shake

Preheat the oven to 180°. Beat the butter until creamy, add the LA LECHERA® Condensed Milk and beat until completely incorporated. Add the egg yolk, the zest, the essence of vanilla and almond. Gradually incorporate the previously sifted flour, the cinnamon, the salt and the hazelnuts or ground almonds, continue beating until you obtain a soft and smooth paste. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.

2 Do

Spread the dough with the help of a rolling pin and on a lightly floured table, until it is 6 mm thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut squares approximately 6 cm in diameter and place half of the figures on a tray previously greased and floured or covered with waxed paper. Add a tablespoon of jam on each cookie and reserve.

3 Add

Make holes in the remaining figures in the center with a smaller cutter than the one you used previously and place them on the other reserved squares in the form of a sandwich. Add one more tablespoon of jam to the center of each cookie. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool. Sprinkle icing sugar and serve.


culinary tip

You can add almond essence to the mixture.

Tip for Linzer Cookies

You can substitute the raspberry jam for apricot jam, you will enjoy it.