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.

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cup slivered almonds, toasted, ground
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon grated lemon peel
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon ground cardamom
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups butter, softened
cup powdered sugar, sifted
cup plum jam or jelly
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*:
      • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 4 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 3 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.