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Linzer Playing Card Cookies

Fun and delicious, these cookies are the perfect afternoon dessert. 

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Linzer Playing Card Cookies

pretty and delicious card inspired cookies for your afternoon game
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
chill1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: austrian
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 122kcal


  • Rolling Pin
  • cookie cutters


  • 7 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • raspberry and blackberry jams or strawberry jam
  • confectioners sugar for garnish


  • Cream the butter and add sugar. Mix.
  • Add egg yolks, mixing in one at a time. Add vanilla.
  • Add the flours, salt and baking powder until combined.
  • Chill for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Roll out dough and cut out as many rectangle shapes as possible. With small heart, diamond, spade and club shapes, cut into the center of half of the rectangles. The whole rectangles will be the bottom cookies, the rectangles with 'windows' will be the top cookies, centered by jam.
  • Bake until the edges begin to golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool completely, then spread jam onto the whole rectangles: raspberry for the diamond and hearts, blackberry for the spades and clubs. Using a small sifter, sprinkle the confectioners sugar on top of the cookies with the centers cut out. Place these on top of the cookies covered in jam. Enjoy!


Sodium: 83mg | Calcium: 16mg | Vitamin A: 124IU | Sugar: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 11mg | Cholesterol: 25mg | Calories: 122kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 15g | Iron: 1mg

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