Walnut-Raspberry Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

Walnut-Raspberry Linzer Thumbprint Cookies
Walnut-Raspberry Linzer Thumbprint Cookies
Diamond of California

Walnut-Raspberry Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

The Linzer tart is a famous walnut and jam pastry from Austria. Here the classic combo is simplified into a delicate and delicious cookie. The recipe calls for raspberry, but you can use any kind of jam. Look for the sparkling sugar with the cake decorations in the baking section of the market. This recipe comes from Diamond of California®.

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18
Servings
231
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

Cookies can be made up to 3 days ahead; store in an airtight container.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups chopped toasted walnuts
  • Finely chopped walnuts or sparkling sugar, for rolling
  • ¾ Cup raspberry preserves

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large, heavy baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks. Gradually mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the walnuts.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, about 2 level tablespoons each. Roll the balls in the additional chopped walnuts or the sparkling sugar to coat. Arrange the dough on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly. Using your thumb, make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie. Spoon a level teaspoonful of preserves into each indentation. Bake the cookies until golden brown, about 12 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
8g
17%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
77mg
11%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
302mg
20%
Water
18g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Walnut Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Walnut Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.