The Poker Club at West Houston

Jan 6, 2020
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Apricot Linzer Cookies Recipe

Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston, where we not only provide an exceptional gambling experience but also share our passion for delicious food. In this blog post, we are excited to share with you our mouthwatering Apricot Linzer Cookies Recipe. These delicate, sweet treats are perfect for any occasion and are sure to impress your taste buds.

About Apricot Linzer Cookies

If you're not familiar with Linzer cookies, let us fill you in. Linzer cookies are a traditional Austrian dessert that gained popularity worldwide. These cookies are known for their buttery texture, light sweetness, and delightful jam filling. In our version of Linzer cookies, we use apricot jam for a burst of fruity flavor.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract to the mixture, and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  4. Divide the dough into two equal parts and shape them into disks. Wrap each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Remove one dough disk from the fridge and roll it out on a floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use cookie cutters in desired shapes (such as hearts or circles) to cut out the dough.
  7. Place the cut-out cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat this process with the second dough disk.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until they turn golden around the edges. Let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once the cookies have cooled, spread a small amount of apricot jam on the bottom side of one cookie and sandwich it with another cookie gently.
  10. Before serving, dust the cookies lightly with confectioners' sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

Tips and Variations

To make these Apricot Linzer Cookies even more appealing, consider trying these variations:

  • Replace the apricot jam with raspberry, strawberry, or cherry jam for different flavor options.
  • Add a teaspoon of almond extract to the dough for a subtle nutty taste.
  • Experiment with different shapes and sizes for a visually appealing cookie platter.
  • If desired, sprinkle some slivered almonds on the jam before sandwiching the cookies together.


There you have it, the Apricot Linzer Cookies Recipe from The Poker Club at West Houston. These delightful treats are not only tasty but also a perfect way to show off your baking skills to friends and family. Make these cookies for special occasions, afternoon tea, or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy every bite!

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