Plum-Cardamom Linzer Cookies

Plum-Cardamom Linzer Cookies

Serve your family with these plum-cardamom linzer cookies that are made with almonds – a flavorful dessert.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

3/4
cup slivered almonds, toasted, ground
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups butter, softened
1
cup powdered sugar, sifted
1
cup plum jam or jelly
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. In medium bowl, mix ground almonds, flour, lemon peel, baking powder, cardamom and salt with whisk; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended. Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or lightly grease with shortening or cooking spray.
  3. On lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch fluted round or scalloped cookie cutter. Cut centers out of half of the cookies with 1 1/4-inch fluted round cookie cutter. On cookie sheets, place solid cookies, hollow cookies and cutout centers 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely. Spread each solid cookie with 2 teaspoons jam. Top each with a hollow cookie. Spoon a little more jam into the opening of each, if desired. Sift 3 tablespoons powdered sugar over sandwich cookies and cutouts.
Makes 12 servings (1 cookie)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 417
    • Total Fat 23g
      • (Saturated Fat 12g,),
    • Sodium 237mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 51g
      • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Protein 4g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 4 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 3 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.