Tender cookies filled with raspberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar. Linzer cookies are perfect at any season and especially appropriate for all festive occasions. They are crumbly and soft and a definite way to anyone’s heart.

Linzer cookies are extraordinarily cute and adaptable to different occasions. You can use different mini cookie cutters for different holidays: Christmas trees for Christmas, small bunnies for Easter, hearts for Valentines Day, your name it. You can also play around with colored powdered sugar, but I must confess that the pristine white cloak is my favorite.

This easy to follow recipe is a perfect addition to your go-to cookie recipes. Bake some and bring joy the people around you.

Linzer cookies

Linzer Cookie Recipe


  • 250 g (1 cup) of butter, softened
  • 170 g (1 1/2 cup) of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract (or 1 pack, about 10g of vanilla sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 400 g (2 1/2 cups) of flour
  • 100 g (1 cup) almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

For the filling:

  • Raspberry jam / Chocolate spread


Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.

Add the egg, beat until smooth.

Sift together flour, almond flour and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix together.

Knead softly until the dough is smooth and holds together.

Flatten the dough in a disc, wrap it in plastic film and let rest in the refrigerator for at least half an hour and up to three days.

When you start baking heat the oven to 180C/ 350F.

Roll out the dough about 5 mm (~1/4 inch) thick.

Use a round cookie cutter to cut out a paired number of cookies. Take a tiny cutter and make pretty holes in half the cookies. You can use whatever shapes you wish, just make sure that there is enough dough left around the hole for the cookies to hold together when baked.

Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes at 180C/350F. Keep a close eye on the baking, you want the cookies to be baked but not colored.

Take cookies out and let rest a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring on a wire rack to cool down completely.

Place all cookies that have holes in the middle on a cutting board and dust generously (and evenly) with powdered sugar.

Now it’s time for assembling the sandwiches! Take one full cookie, slather with your jam of choice (traditionally it would be raspberry jam), then place a windowed, sugar-dusted cookie on top.

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