Easy Almond  Linzer Cookies

Easy Almond Linzer Cookies Recipe – crunchy and flavorful, filled with strawberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar. Great for Valentine’s Day.

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– 1 cup butter – ▢1 egg – ▢2/3 cup granulated sugar – ▢1 tsp vanilla extract – ▢1/4 tsp almond extract – ▢2 cups all-purpose flour – ▢2/3 cup almond flour – ▢1/4 tsp salt – ▢1/4 tsp cinnamon – ▢1/2 cup strawberry or raspberry jam, seedless

Step 1

Cream together butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl.

Step 2

Add egg, vanilla and almond extract and beat to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, almond flour, salt and cinnamon.

Step 3

Add to the butter mixture. Beat to incorporate. Divide into two equal parts. Shape into disks and flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Step 4

Roll the dough into 1/8-inch thickness. Cut equal amount of rounds, using the cutter without the insert and with the insert. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden. Cool cookies for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Step 6

Dust the top parts with powdered sugar. Then add about 1 tsp of jam to the bottom of halves and sandwich together with the tops.

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