Apricot Linzer Cookies Recipe

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One part fruity and one part sweet! These cookies are the perfect combination of jam, light and airy sugar and perfect cookie crunch. What’s so fun about these cookies is that is uses and almond based flour which gives it a rich and hearty flavor that’s irresistible. I haven’t made many fruit cookie recipes so this was fun and exciting!

Read on if you want to learn about this recipe and get lots of great baking tips – but if you are just looking for the printable recipe, scroll to the bottom.

You can find lots of different versions of the Apricot Linzer Cookies Recipe from different creators. This version has one extra step, because we are going make the almond flour from scratch. But it’s actually very easy to do and makes for such a fresh and flavorful cookie!

If making almond flour is overwhelming, you can use pre-ground almond flour, or even regular flour and almond extract to simulate the fresh almond flour.

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Another thing to know before you start, is that the mixed dough will need to be chilled for at least 2-4 hours. So prepare your dough with plenty of time to prepare, chill, and then bake it.

You can keep the dough chilled for up to 2 days. But it’s best the same day.

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As far as the shapes, a traditional Linzer Cookie is heart shaped with a smaller heart cut out. But you can use any shape! We used daisies which was fun. I’ve also seen stars or simple circles.

A traditional Linzer Cookie is also made with Seedless Raspberry Preserves – so the Apricot version is a simple twist! If you wanted to choose a different jam you could consider: seedless strawberry, fig, or even a Jalapeno Pineapple for something totally unique!

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Apricot Linzer Cookies Recipe

Serves 24
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Meal type Dessert
By author Brittany Bly
Looking for a cookie with a fruity touch? Make these gorgeous and traditional Apricot Linzer Cookies - full recipe by Pop Shop America.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest (finely grated)
  • 1/2 cup Apricot Jam
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Directions

1. On medium heat, toast the almonds in a large saucepan stirring frequently. Remove the almonds once they are hot to the touch.
2. Let the almonds cool completely and then grind in a food processor with the 1/4 cup sugar until fine.
3. Then combine the flour, cinnamon, and salt. Last, add the almond flour.
4. With a Kitchen-Aid Mixer, beat the butter until fluffy. Then add 1/2 cup sugar and beat.
5. Next add the egg yolks, vanilla, and lemon zest.
6. Add small amounts of flour to the butter mixture and continue to mix.
7. Roll the dough into a cylinder shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 2+ hours.
8. To bake, preheat your oven to 350° and line a cookie sheet with parchment.
9. On a floured surface, roll your dough to around 1/4 inch thick. Punch an even number of cookies with your chosen shape. Then punch half of the cookies with a smaller shape in the center to cut out a hole.
10. Keep the dough chilled as you work.
11. Bake the cookies for around 12 minutes or until golden brown.
12. Once the cookies are completely cooled, spread the apricot jam across the cookies without a hole. Then top them with the cookies with a hole so the jam peaks through.
13. Dust with powdered sugar.

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And you need something delicious to pair with these Apricot Linzer Cookies how about this Traditional Yogi Tea Recipe which is perfect for winter, these Strawberry Mint Mojitos which would be fabulous in the summer, or if you want to go super sweet you could consider these Hot Chocolate Recipes.

 

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