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Linzer cookie [Garibaldi biscuits / raisin biscuits]

johnmc3 May 28, 2012 11:46 PM

I grew up in Mill Valley in the 1960,s after school I would walk across the street to Safeway and buy what I think was a Linzer bar,
it was a flat longish raisinfilled type cracker it looked like a Linzer bar. are they still available any history on them ?

thanks John

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: johnmc3 May 29, 2012 08:16 AM

    You mean Garibaldi biscuits / raisin biscuits? I bought some at Berkeley Bowl a few years ago.

    Linzer cookies are round, filled with jam, and topped with powdered sugar.

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      johnmc3 RE: Robert Lauriston May 30, 2012 06:33 AM

      That's the ones thanks.

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      hom2vt RE: johnmc3 Aug 7, 2012 07:03 PM

      Garibaldi raisin biscuits are available at the VT Country store in Vermont. They are 6 pkgs for about $18.25. Google Vermont Country Store, there are 4 locations in Vermont and have all kinds of yesteryear things. Roz

      PS - Linzers Torts are2 round cookies filled with a red jam - maybe raspberry - the top one has a round cutout on the top. They are available at the Vermont Country Store too, but are at their best in restaurants or out of your oven.

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        kmah RE: johnmc3 Aug 7, 2012 07:30 PM

        I've heard them also referred to as Sunshine Golden Biscuits. I occasionally make a homemade version at Pizzaiolo.

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