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Linzer Cookies


A holiday classic that’s as easy to make as it is to snack on.

Recipe courtesy of Kayla Lyngvaer, Dartmouth, N.S.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (or almond) extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup ground almonds
  • orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apricot or raspberry jam


  1. Cream butter, sugar, egg, vanilla together.
  2. Add flour, almonds, orange zest, and cinnamon, mix until combined, roll onto floured surface and cut with cutter.
  3. Bake 350°F  for 10–12 minutes, dust tops with icing sugar, once cooled spread apricot or raspberry jam on bottoms and place tops.

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