Linzer Cookies


The great thing about Linzer cookies is that you can use any filling you want and cut them in a variety of shapes.  The not so great thing? They take forever to make.

To make the dough combine the flour, ground almond, baking powder and salt.

LinzerBeat together the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg.


You want to then mix together the four and butter mixture until a soft dough has formed.  You want to place this dough in the fridge for at least an hour to make it easier to use.

When you are ready take 1/3 of the dough and roll out to 1/4″ thick.

LinzerUsing your cookie cutters of choice cut out the whole shape first.  Using the smaller cookie cutter of the same shape cut out the center of half of those whole cookies. Place everything on your prepared pans.



LinzerDon’t forget to bake up the cut out.  No dough wasted.


Repeat with all of the dough.  Once the cookies are baked and cooled sprinkle the top cut out cookie with icing sugar.

LinzerSpread the bottom whole cookie with your preferred jam.  Here I used my homemade blueberry.

LinzerTop with dusted cookie and gently press.

LinzerThey sure are pretty though.

Yields 3 dozen

Linzer Cookies
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  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup ground almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp
  • vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • icing sugar
  • jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, almond meal, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl cream the butter then beat in the sugar, egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour and butter mixtures into a soft dough.
  5. Let rest in fridge for at a least one hour.
  6. Working in thirds roll out the dough to 1/4" thick and cut out shapes with cookie cutter. Cut out smaller shape in middle of half the already cut shapes. Place cookies on prepared pans.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Bake in oven until browned 6-8 mins and let cool on wire racks.
  9. Once cool sprinkle the tops with icing sugar and spread your favorite jam on the bottoms. Place tops on bottom and carefully press to seal.
Recipe Type: Dessert





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  1. Tis the season for Linzer Cookies, all righty! I posted a couple of days ago - love making them with toasted hazelnuts. The cookie recipes are all so different! Sweetopia posted hers yesterday - and you today! Now that I am seeing the vast array of versions of these cookies, I think next year I will host a Linzer Cooking Tasting! :) V
  2. Tasty G! These are gorgeous! I made linzer cookies for the first time this fall for that recipe testing thing I was doing and they seriously took me the whole day! But they were sooooooo good! Love that you filled them with homemade blueberry jam! Mmmmm.

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