28 October 2014

Almond Linzer thumbprint Oats cookies


 Life is too short to be sad,mad or bad but then it's life,it is like seawaves going up and down,sometimes we smile,sometimes we can't help but frown.However,when I see myself going to the bitter end,I come out with something that can recover,replenish and re-enforce sweetness back to my life .What I do ?Well,nothing hi-fi ..I always take the simpler yet effective route..(to my wonder kitchen),I make something sweet and when I bake something sweet,that is more fun ! and when it is cookies..it is like small pieces of heavens in every bite that sure has the magic to spin the mood for good(atleast for me) !!

With the extreme kindness of the king of my life(my better 1/2) & queen of all grains (Quinoa), as they are ruling the kingdom of health and well-being at my humble-royale abode these days,I, the CEO of this royale kitchen ,got the permission to bake something sweet but healthy... you see,there is always a catch ..every best-est things in this world comes with a price ...but then everything becomes more interesting, when it becomes more challenging and we are ready to take the plunge..Right ?


So,I baked these sweet edible healthy goodies ,Linzer cookies with thumbprints which has in fact ,got an Austrian influence .The name Linzer is derived from the word,Linz,the third largest city in Austria and recipe from one of their very popular tarty cake called Linzer torte . The dough used for the tarty cake,Linzer torte is a rich buttery dough with the crunchiness of dry nuts like Hazelnuts/almonds/pecans/walnuts etc and with the light jelly-ness of any Jams or preserves and Linzer cookies use the same dough which are cut into different shapes of cookies usually sandwiched with jams or simply with thumbprints of jams and covered with any nutty ingredient.


 Though this cookie may sound little hi-fi,the ingredients are surprisingly,easily available at most of the homes.Like any other cookies, within 30 minutes or so,we can whip up a batch of tasty homemade healthy cookies  to munch yummily and happily for days or weeks .

So,here is a Linzer cookie I made with Almonds and sugarfree blueberry jams with my challenge-the  healthy ingredients ,Oats .

Here is how I made this cookie with a healthy touch,

Almond Linzer Thumbprints Oats Cookies


Oats,ground - 1 cup
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon,ground- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt-1/4 teaspoon
Butter,unsalted (room temperature) - 1 cup/2 sticks
Oil-2 tablespoons
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar powdered- 3/4 cup
Egg,room temperature - 1 large
Almonds,chopped - 2 cups
Sugarfree blueberry jam - 1/2 cup



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.Line the bakiing sheets with parchment paper and keep it ready.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix well the dry ingredients - oats,A.P.flour,baking powder,cinnamon and salt.Keep it aside.
  3. Cream the butter,brown sugar in a large bowl by using a hand mixer/stand mixer -until light and fluffy,3 minutes approx (on medium-high speed).Beat in the egg.
  4.  Lower  the speed of the mixer and gradually,add the above dry flour mixtures little by little into it,mixing until all just incorporated.
  5. Keep the dough to rest for about 5- 10 minutes.
  6. Roll the dough into 3/4 inch balls and cover each balls with chopped nuts.
  7. Place the balls on to the baking sheet,about 2 inch apart.
  8. With a floured finger,make indentations just in the center of each balls.
  9. Fill each indentations of cookies with 1/2 teaspoon jam.
  10. Bake them until the cookies are golden brown around the edges,12-15 minutes approx.
  11. Allow them to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes,then transfer hem to a wire rack to cool off completely.

  • You can replace oats to all purpose flour for the real taste of this linzer thumbprint cookies but with oats addition it still is quite tasty on another level.
  • Oil and yogurt helps to make the dough with oats to come out more softer . 
  • The best way to chop the nuts at home are using a large knife and chopping them carefully or by using a food processor,in which case add a tablespoon of flour or sugar to it so that it doesn't turn out to be a paste instead.
  • You can use any sugar not necessarily brown sugar.
  • Choice of nuts and jam/preserve are as per your wish.
  • I got approx 60 cookies.

I love cookies and when it is infused with healthy ingredients,I love them the most.

We are one healthy and Sweet kingdom now !!

Hail King P and Queen Q !!

Eat,love,live Deliciously,

P.S.:Did you check my other more or less similar cookies like Spitzbuben Cookies  and Cookies with a red mole ?