Plum-Cardamom Linzer Cookies

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

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
417
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Sodium
237mg
237%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.