Fig and Maple Mascarpone Linzer Cookies

October 19, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes 12 cookies
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: MyFareFoodie —MyFareFoodie

What You'll Need
  • 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
  • Pinch 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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6 Reviews

Meghan S. December 19, 2020
I didn’t enjoy making these. The dough was too gooey and wouldn’t stop sticking to the cookie cutter until I added and extra 3rd of a cup of flour. Then they were ok.
Merry March 25, 2012
All my favorite flavors: maple, mascarpone, fig and almods. Love this recipe!
Bevi October 20, 2011
Fig and maple, and Mascarpone - yum!
theicp October 19, 2011
These look so pretty! And tasty!
fiveandspice October 19, 2011
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?
MyFareFoodie October 20, 2011
Hmmm, perhaps some unflavored breadcrumbs or ground oatmeal? That's a good question. Maybe ask the Food52 hotline :)