Linzer Torte Bars (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Three easy steps give you fruit-filled bars for a crowd!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 72

Ingredients

3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
cups powdered sugar
3
cups ground walnuts
1 1/2
cups butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
2
cups raspberry or strawberry preserves
Additional powdered sugar, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir together all ingredients except preserves and additional powdered sugar with spoon until crumbly. Reserve 2 cups of the mixture for topping; press remaining mixture in bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; press gently into preserves.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 12 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

The flavors in this bar were inspired by linzertorte, a classic European dessert that originated in Linz, Austria.

Make these fabulous bars ahead of time. Line your pan with foil, leaving the edge of the foil above the rim of the pan on two opposite sides; grease foil in bottom of pan lightly. Bake bars as directed. When cool, use foil "handles" to remove the whole rectangle from the pan. Wrap airtight and freeze. Before serving, unwrap and let stand about 1 hour until room temperature.

Bars can also be baked in a 17x11x3/4-inch pan.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.