RASPBERRY WALNUT LINZER BARS



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! 


Yield: 30 bars
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RASPBERRY WALNUT LINZER BARS

RASPBERRY WALNUT LINZER BARS

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!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 50 M

ingredients:

  • 1⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup raspberry seedless preserves, or blueberry or, your choice

instructions:

How to cook RASPBERRY WALNUT LINZER BARS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar, until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg, and lemon zest.
  4. Stir in flour and ground nuts.
  5. Spread 2 cups of dough onto a parchment-lined 13 x 9-inches pan.
  6. Spread with preserves.
  7. Crumble remaining dough on top.
  8. Bake until lightly browned, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Cut into bars, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  11. Makes 30 bars
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Enjoy!

33 comments:

  1. These sound quite delicious. Will have to see if I can track down some blueberries, Raspberries and I do not agree despite the fact i like them! Hope you are both well Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Blueberries are my favorite, great in these bars. Good luck and have a good week!

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    2. Thanks found some cranberries at special price so will try those :-)

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    3. Oh, that sounds great! Good luck!

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  2. These linzer bars look fabulous. I still have a few jars of berry jam in the cupboard, this is a perfect recipe to use them. Thanks for sharing,Pam.

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    1. There you go, Angie! Time to start baking. 😊 Take care and thanks for the visit!

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  3. Pam, I haven't had a Linzer bar treat since we moved to East Tennessee... Love these! I'd really be torn between the blueberry and the raspberry as both are my favorites. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  4. Hi Dave! They are both so delicious, and easy to make! We really like them! Thanks, and have a wonderful week!

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  5. How does the saying go? 'Simply delicious, and deliciously simple'. That applies to the above bars, reminder of the famous Linz torte.
    There are people who're allergic to nuts, so I suppose there are some good replacements.

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    1. You're so right about the nuts, Duta! So I make sure people know they're in this cookie when I pass them out. Your saying works for me! Thanks and have a good week!

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  6. These look fabulous and I love the idea of adding pistachios. I also love the last recipe -- ginger cookies are my favorites.

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    1. Thanks, Buttercup! It's Linzer cookies bars here...

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  7. These are so pretty and I love the fact that they are easier than your standard Linzer cookie.

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    1. Thanks, Cakelaw! They're a great cookie! And so easy! Take Care

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  8. I love the ease of making these verses cookies! perfect!

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    1. Thanks for the recipe, Claudia! They're great, we really love them and so easy to make! Perfect for sure!

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  9. Yum, love any type of bars, look so so good☺

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    1. Thanks, natalia! If you like bars and jam, you have to make them to find out how delicious they are!

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  10. With raspberries and walnuts, they have to be good

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  11. I just love these! Perfect for the season!

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  12. Neat recipe! Love this sort of bar, and what a nice twist to a classic recipe. These look excellent -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! It's a twist that makes it easy and they're good! Take care

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  13. This is exactly why I love bar cookies! Same great taste with less effort1 Your linzer bars are fabulous!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Yes, it definitely makes cooking baking easy. Have a good day!

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  14. Making these this year these are right up my alley!

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    1. They're great, Claudia! Thanks again and have a good rest of the week!

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  15. These raspberry waltnut bars sounds and look delicious Pam ! xo

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  16. Just gotta say, you had me at Raspberry!
    Yum!!

    M : )

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    1. Ha, Melinda! I know what you mean. Thanks!

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  17. Pam,
    It's always nice to have a new Christmas cookie recipe. These look delicious. thanks

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