Linzer Streifen – Austrian (Christmas) Cookies

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The Linzer Streifen is a typical Austrian cookie derived from the Linzer Torte.
A delicious nut shortcrust, spread with red currant jam, laid with strips of pastry.

These cookies are very quick to make because you get a lot of biscuits from one tray.

stored in a cookie tin, they become even more crumbly.

More inspiration for biscuits:
Linz “Eye Cookies
Crumble Biscuits
Gingerbread Kipferl
Chocolate Pretzel
Coconut Balls
Schneekrapferl EN
Vanilla Crescent Cookies

If you’re not fast enough when taking photos, … 🙂
Linzer Streifen – Austrian (Christmas) cookies
Nut Shortcrust
  • 200 g grated hazelnuts
  • 300 g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of cloves
  • a pinch of salt
  • 250 g cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 350 g red currant jam (or black)
  1. Optional: Roast the hazelnuts in a pan without using any fat, until goldbrown. Leave to cool.

  2. Mix all dry ingredients. (nuts, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and salt)

  3. Add butter in pieces and crumble.

  4. Add egg and knead to a dough.

  5. Wrap in a cling film and place in fridge for a minimum 2 hours.

After cooling time
  1. Take ⅔ of dough and roll out on a floured surface to the size of the baking tray. Flour the dough so that it does not stick.

  2. Place dough on the baking tray with baking paper.

  3. Spread red current jam evenly on dough.

  4. Roll out rest of the dough and cut in about 1 to 1,5 cm stripes.

  5. Place the stripes diagonal on jam, leaving spaces of 1 to 1,5 cm. If they break, simply stick them together.

  6. Bake in preheated oven at 180° C for about 20 minutes.

  7. Leave to cool.

  8. Cut in Stripes of about 2 x 6 cm.

  9. Store in cookie tin.


The Linzer Streifen taste best after 2 days in a cookie tin. They last about 4 weeks.

Cut out biscuits from the remaining dough, bake at 180° C for about 8 minutes and stick together with jam.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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