Classic linzer cookies are a real delight, but this easier rendition has all the basic elements in a pan that you can bake, cut into bars and serve!
A cookie winner for sure, so tasty delicious!
This is an adaptation of Claudia’s Linzer Bars over at What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine. She used pistachios, I had a plethora of walnuts on hand and incorporated them.
These bars are based on the Austrian Linzer torte. It’s believed to be the oldest known cake in the world, named after the city of Linz in Austria ~ with these bars copying those nutty and fruity elements of the classic pastry ~ fill them with your favorite preserves or jam.
I made a double batch, one raspberry and the other batch blueberry, my favorite. They’re all soft and buttery with nuts and lemon zest, and filled with delicious preserves.
They’re simple, easy make to make and not a fussy cookie with the same scrumptious taste as the real deal.
The house filled with the intoxicating aromas of walnuts, lemon zest, and buttery sweetness ~ that means Christmas cookie season to me!
Bake these gems and pass the bar!