The Ischler Cookies

This Austrian cookie ranks as one of the finest of all time, it was created in the wonderful Zauner Bakery in the spa town of Bad Ischi. it is a favorite  place where people vacation. they are a thin almond cookies. I decide to make different shapes and 3 kinds of preserves and also the chocolate and also made the one with home made Apricot Lekvar Filling / Peach liquor and ganache filling. with Christmas around the corner these will be great.
 Make the dough:  prepare the dough ingredients....
In a food processor: cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and let the soften slightly while measuring the remaining ingredients. the butter should be cool but soft enough to flat(60 to 70 F.)
process the powdered sugar, almonds, very fine. and the butter and process until smooth and creamy. add the egg and vanilla and process until mixed. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour and salt, and to the processor and pulse just until mixed.
Chill the dough: put in a plastic bag....
 using your knuckles and heelsof your hands, press it together....
divide the dough into quarters, about 195 grams and wrap each one and place in the refrigerator  for about 2 hours or up to 2 days. 
Preheat oven: 20 minutes before baking, set oven to 350F.
Roll and cut the cookie, slightly flour the counter, let dough soften for 10 minutes, roll  the dough out to 1/8 inch but I rolled mine 1/4 inch.... 
Bake the cookies.. for 4 minutes on one side then another 2 to 6 minutes on the other side, but keep your eyes on them on the other half...lol..

Make the Ganache Filling: In a microwave bowl or measuring 2 cup, stir with a silicone spatula every 15 seconds and stir until melted , add the hot add stir until all mixed together and set a side until thick enough...
  oppsss yummy.....
Spreading the cookies with chocolate ganache , and then with raspberry/ blackberry and apricot preserves and sprinkled on top with powdered sugar....I got 33 cookie sandwiches. Plus a couple of small ones.
 the cookies were very delicious indeed...


  1. Sounds delicious sis can't wait until I made them keep the good work up sis

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    Well done.

    They look great.

  3. I like you how you did various shapes!

  4. I like your various shapes too! I have not tried my yet..i'm waiting for mine to defrost a bit from the fridge so i can take photos first..LOL!

  5. Lovely - I thought about making them into Linzer style cookies and now I see yours - they look great.

  6. yes, all your shapes are really pretty! i used blackberry in some and apricot in others, too.

  7. Very pretty! I love the shapes! Great post, you do such a good job on your blog, I really enjoy it. Michele at www.artfuloven.com GIVEAWAY THIS WEEK!

  8. What a lovely recipe for holiday baking, Rosa. I love ground almonds in cookies! Very pretty :)

  9. Oh my - your cookies are beautiful! I especially like the various shapes and sizes. Fantastic job!!!

    Patricia @ ButterYum

  10. Your kitchen looks like an Austrian bakery--lovely!

  11. Oh my goodness, your cookies are lovely! I love all of the different shapes and fillings. Holy cow...very impressive :) I wish I could sample them all!