Fig and Maple Mascarpone Linzer Cookies

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Author Notes: Fig jam sandwiched between buttery shortbread cookies and topped with maple mascarpone glaze. Perfect for the holidays! For more, check out my blog: MyFareFoodieMyFareFoodie

Makes 12 cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons blanched ground almonds
  • pinches salt
  • 1 cup fig jam
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg until creamy. On low speed, add flour, almonds, and salt, and continue to mix until dough starts to form. Using your hands, shape the dough into a disk and then wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
  2. Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter. For half of the cookies, use a smaller cutter to cut out the center. Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a cooling rack.
  3. For the glaze: Whisk together room temperature mascarpone, maple syrup, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add a bit of water to thin out mixture, if necessary.
  4. To assemble the cookies: Drizzle glaze over cookies with cutouts. Spread fig jam in a thin layer on the flat side of whole cookies. Sandwich flat sides of the whole cookies with the cutout cookies, allowing the jam to show through the center.
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about 3 years ago Merry

All my favorite flavors: maple, mascarpone, fig and almods. Love this recipe!


over 3 years ago Bevi

Fig and maple, and Mascarpone - yum!


over 3 years ago meredithhimelfarb

These look so pretty! And tasty!


over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Yum! These look exceptionally delicious! Do you have any thoughts about a good substitute for the ground almonds for someone who can't eat them?


over 3 years ago MyFareFoodie

Hmmm, perhaps some unflavored breadcrumbs or ground oatmeal? That's a good question. Maybe ask the Food52 hotline :)