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Monday, March 22, 2010

Luscious Linzer Cookies


















This is a recipe for a truly easy and delicious Linzer Cookie. It comes from The Flying Biscuit Cafe Cookbook-a cafe in Atlanta that became famous for their delicious biscuits and baked goods. I would go into how wonderful the cookie is, but I think you will be able to see for yourself just by looking at the short, wholesome list of ingredients as well as the quick instructions that this recipe is most likely worth your time!

1 Cup Organic Rolled Oats
1 Cup Whole Unblanched Almonds
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Jam (Your Favorite or whatever is in the fridge)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place oats, almonds, & flour in a food processor until mixture resembles a course meal. Pour into a large mixing bowl and stir in the cinnamon.

In a measuring cup, measure out the half cup of oil, then add maple syrup to the 1 Cup line. Add the vanilla and whisk with a fork. Make a well in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients by gently mixing. Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart. Use your thumb to make indentions in the center of the cookies and fill with about 1 tsp of jam. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes at 350.

*One could also press Hershey's Kisses into these to make a healthful chocolate treat!


























All Done!


















P.S.-I would love to know if any gluten intolerant Dearies try this recipe with a tried and true All-Purpose Gluten Free Mix in place of the A.P. Flour.

29 comments:

  1. Most of the time, when a recipe calls for regular flour I will use Bob's Red Mill all purpose gf flour and it comes out fine.

    Those lil gems look so divine!

    xoxo

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  2. Wow! Anytime maple syrup is involved, you know it's going to be delicious. :)

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  3. I'm definitely going to try these... they look delicious!! I wonder if I might be able to use a combo almond and quinoa flour. thanks for the beautiful recipe, as always :)

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  4. These look really, really good Stella! With no eggs, I am wondering, is it the syrup that sort of holds the dough together? The oats, almonds, and cinnamon components sound very appealing to me, along with the dollop of jam. Yummy, witchy cookies!

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  5. maple syrup--yummy!! great recipe

    sweetlife

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  6. Yum! I love the addition of maple syrup in these gorgeous cookies!

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  7. Since this has no butter, what's the texture like? Looks good, btw. :)

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  8. I didn't realize it was this easy to make linzer cookies!

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  9. Hey Kitchen Masochist, the texture is kind of like a cross between a granola bar and a cookie-not quite either one. They are delicious little cookies, and there is a lot of fiber and dense nutrition without refined sugar. I always appreciate a sweet that doesn't make me feel too guilty!

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  10. What charming little treats! And they sound deliciously healthy as well. I love anything that's sweetened with maple syrup!

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  11. oh this looks wonderful love oatmeal cookies

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  12. These look fantastic, and pretty darned wholesome for a sweet treat, too!

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  13. These look amazing. I love the flavor and richness that ground almonds add to desserts. I love the addition of the hersey kiss too! Very cute.

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  14. Stella, that brown rice pasta is really great...love it!

    xoxo

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  15. Yummo,these look absolutely divine!

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  16. wow those r yummy treats, very cute!

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  17. I will make these this upcoming weekend (or go to the Flying Bisquit and have a couple - smile). Will write again w/ update when I make them!!

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  18. I love linzer. Sounds fantastic. Thank you!

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  19. I love healthy cookie recipes..I will try this one for sure. Thanks for sharing Stella! :)

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  20. Hey Jessica Elizabeth, I don't know if quinoa flour alone would be a proper substitute for an AP Flour, but you could always try...

    Hi Jane, the starches blend very well with the maple and oil. There is no problem with them holding together at all. The cookie is tasty and bakes up well!

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  21. These remind me so much of adorable thumb print cookies! Must try them - looks like another yummy, healthful treat for Mum! Thanks for sharing Stella :)

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  22. I thought I knew every linzer cookie recipe out there! Love that one! Healthy twist on a rich and delicious cookie, one of my favorites!

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  23. Mmm.. Wonder what this tastes like. I do love oats. And I do have all the ingredients in my pantry...

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  24. My daughter lives just a few blocks from the original Flying Biscuit Cafe and I've been numerous times but have never had the linzer cookies. Yours look great! Will have to get the cookbook. Thanks for commenting on my blog, Cafe Lynnylu.

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  25. great job sweet heart.looks dilicious
    These remind me one of algerian cookie

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  26. The kitchen witch has been making this simple recipe for me for years, and they are a hit every time. I have had multiple people beg me for the recipe. Imagine their surprise when I can recite it off the top of my head. It's just a really simple treat. And these cookies are totally healthy and guilt free! That Flying Biscuit cookbook is great. We once lent it to a friend who had another friend steal it, and we had to fight tooth and nail to get it back.

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  27. These sound so good, and I love the short list of ingredients and easy instructions!

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