How to Make Traditional Austrian Jam Cookies

Linzer torte's are the worlds oldest cake. Filled with pungent raspberry jam and decorated with a lattice top. My dad taught me to make Austrian jam cookies which are commonly called linger tarts.

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How to Make Traditional Austrian Jam Cookies Recipe
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Cut the butter into into thin pats then add it to the flour.

Cut the butter into into thin pats then add it to the flour.

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Dad zesting 2 lemons for the dough. He is wearing a shirt from a 5k he just ran... In the snow! Not bad for a 66 year old.

Dad zesting 2 lemons for the dough. He is wearing a shirt from a 5k he just ran... In the snow! Not bad for a 66 year old.

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Third place!

Third place!

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Add the lemon zest and chopped pecans to the flour mixture.

Add the lemon zest and chopped pecans to the flour mixture.

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Blend the ingredients together. It's really quick if you use an automatic blender.

Blend the ingredients together. It's really quick if you use an automatic blender.

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Press the dough into 2 large balls.

Press the dough into 2 large balls.

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Gently roll out the dough until it is 1/4 inch thick.

Gently roll out the dough until it is 1/4 inch thick.

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Beautiful.

Beautiful.

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We used linzer cookie cutters. Most cookware shops will have these.

We used linzer cookie cutters. Most cookware shops will have these.

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Then use the cut out 40 tops and 40 bottoms with the cookie cutter.

Then use the cut out 40 tops and 40 bottoms with the cookie cutter.

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Bake the tops and bottoms separately. The tops take 11 minutes and the bottoms 14.

Bake the tops and bottoms separately. The tops take 11 minutes and the bottoms 14.

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Then cool on a frying rack,

Then cool on a frying rack,

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Place 1 cup of confectioners sugar in a sifter.

Place 1 cup of confectioners sugar in a sifter.

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And make it snow!

And make it snow!

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The cookie tops are a winter wonderland of sugar (and butter).

The cookie tops are a winter wonderland of sugar (and butter).

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I use half of the jar of jam and the juice of 2 lemons.

I use half of the jar of jam and the juice of 2 lemons.

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Mix the raspberry jam and lemon juice.

Mix the raspberry jam and lemon juice.

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Spoon 1 tsp of jam onto each cookie bottom.

Spoon 1 tsp of jam onto each cookie bottom.

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Top the cookies!

Top the cookies!

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Voila!

Voila!

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Yields 40 cookies.

Yields 40 cookies.

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This is one of my favorite desserts, thanks dad!

This is one of my favorite desserts, thanks dad!

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