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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.


Laurel’s Lovely Linzer Cookies

Amy Wright

We are so grateful to talented home chef & baker Laurel for sharing her recipe for delicious & lovely, Linzer cookies made with strawberry balsamic jam.  Just in time for Valentine's Day! Grazie Laurel!


  • 3 c flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c butter, very soft
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T milk
  • 1.5 t vanilla
  • Jam of your choice; I used Strawberry Balsamic


  1. Cream butter and sugar, add wet ingredients and then dry. Blend until dough forms into pellets.
  2. Form 3 equal pieces, wrap in wax paper, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Follow instructions below to make butter cookie dough. Preheat oven to 400 F. Roll out on floured wax paper about 1/4'' thick. Cut half the dough using large heart cookie cutters. Using the same large heart cookie cutter, cut the remaining dough then cut out the center using a smaller heart cookie cutter. Gently remove center to create a heart ‘frame.'
  4. Cook 7-9 mins. The tops should not be brown, only the bottoms.
  5. Once cooled, spread jam on the large hearts to form the bottom of your linzer cookie. Gently place heart ‘frame’ on top.