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Classic Linzer Cookies

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Makes:24 sandwich cookies

With a delicate shape and sweet taste, this holiday treat made with almonds and fruit spread is a traditional family favourite.


1 ½ cups 375 mL butter, softened
⅔ cup 150 mL granulated sugar
2 ⅓ cups 575 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
½ cup 125 mL ground almonds
1 tsp 5 mL ground cinnamon
1 cup 250 mL Smucker’s® Simple Blends® Summer Fruit Spread
2 tbsp 30 mL icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, butter and sugar until combined. Beat in next 3 ingredients, until a soft dough forms.
  3. Shape dough into 2 flat discs. Wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate 20 minutes.
  4. Roll, on a lightly floured surface, the discs to about ⅛” (0.3 cm) thick. Cut out cookies with a 2 ½” (6 cm) cookie cutter. Use a smaller cookie cutter to punch out a hole in the centre of half of the cookies. These will be the tops of the cookie sandwiches.
  5. Place cookies on prepared baking sheets 1” (2.5 cm) apart.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack, 30 minutes.
  7. Place cookies bottom side up and spread with 2 tsp (10 mL) fruit spread. Top with a cutout cookie. Press lightly to form a sandwich. Sprinkle with icing sugar.


  • Choose your favourite themed cookie cutters for a special occasion or a holiday party.
  • Try using other flavours of Smucker’s Simple Blends Fruit Spreads to add variety to your cookies.

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