All of our online cooking courses are now free, forever! Click here to get started.

globe outlook-b

Join! 12 weeks for $1

The Milk Street Cookbook | Save 40%!

The Milk Street Cookbook - Sillo


Hazelnuts add more pronounced flavor to the Austrian linzer

Spiced Citrus-Plum Linzer Cookies

2 hours 45 minutes active

Spiced Citrus-Plum Linzer Cookies

Our take on Austrian Linzer cookies uses hazelnuts instead of the traditional almonds in the dough. If you can buy hazelnut meal, use 140 grams (1½ cups) instead grinding whole nuts as we do, but make sure to toast the hazelnut meal as directed. Plum jam with a smooth texture worked best for the filling; if yours is very thick and chunky, press it through a fine mesh strainer before measuring and simmering. If you do not have a ½-inch-round cutter for making windows in the cookies, the wide end of a standard piping tip also can be used. And if you have Linzer cookie cutters, use them in place of our dough-cutting method. Dough scraps left over after cutting out the circles can be gathered, rerolled, cut and baked into additional Linzer cookies (you'll need more jam to fill them) or into various shapes for nibbling. Assembled cookies will hold for up to 24 hours, but for the best texture wait to finish them until ready to serve. This prevents the jam from softening the cookies as they sit.

Pardon the interruption

You need to be a Milk Street Digital Member to see the full recipe

Start your free 14-day trial

and get access to all of our articles and recipes

Start free trial
How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your subscription. We will use it for customer service as well as other communications from Milk Street. We will not share, or rent your email address.

JULY 2020

$379.90 VALUE


Thank you for participating in our monthly giveaway!
Entry Form
How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your giveaway entry as well as communications from Milk Street. We will not share or rent your email address. You can unsubscribe from receiving our emails at any time.

Enter the Milk Street Giveaway