Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Total Time
Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Deeply spiced cardamom is the perfect match for the jam of your choice in this family-favorite sweet treat. — Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, New York

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Prep Time 50 min
Cook Time 10 min
Yield about 2 dozen.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup roasted salted almonds
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) seedless blackberry spreadable fruit
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine 1/2 cup flour and the almonds; pulse until almonds are finely ground. Add cardamom, salt and remaining flour; pulse until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Using a floured 1-in. round cookie cutter, cut out the centers of half of the cookies. Place solid and window cookies 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, mix spreadable fruit, lemon juice and remaining sugar. Spread filling on bottoms of solid cookies; top with window cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 filled cookie: 188 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Deeply spiced cardamom is the perfect match for the jam of your choice in this family-favorite sweet treat. — Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, New York