Linzer cookies are buttery Austrian sandwich cookies filled with jam or preserves and flavored with a hint of almond, perfect for the holiday cookie jar.
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Disclaimer: Thank you to Millican Pecan and Adams Extracts, for providing the prizes for #ChristmasCookies Week free of charge. As always, all opinions are my own.
My recipe of the day for today is for Linzer cookies, Austrian butter cookies sandwiching raspberry jam or preserves. It is my last offering for Christmas Cookies week. The giveaway is still going on so be sure to sign up for that!
Linzer cookies remind me a lot of thumbprint cookies, except they are the sandwich cookie version of that. Besides the usual raspberry jam filling, you can opt to fill these with whatever jam you like.
They are a rolled cookie with a chilled dough. But you might be familiar with that if you have ever made something like sugar cookies. As long as the dough is nicely chilled, it is quite easy to roll and handles well. If it starts to trouble you, the general rule of thumb is to pop it back in to chill down again.
But tender and delicious, these cookies might well become your favorite!
Christmas Cookies Week
As part of Christmas Cookies Week, we will be having a giveaway with prizes offered by the sponsors. Make sure you get signed up for that below if you’d like a chance to win.
Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.
Check out today’s cookie recipes:
Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies by Food Above Gold
Buttered Pecan Shortbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Candy Cane Whoopie Pies by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Cherry Pecan Shortbread Rounds by Family Around the Table
Chocolate Cherry Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
Chocolate-Dipped Christmas Butter Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Christmas Crinkle Cookies by Blogghetti
Christmas Pecan Bar Cookies by Intelligent Domestications
Cinnamon Roll Blondies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Dark Chocolate Dipped Citrus Spice Shortbread by The Spiffy Cookie
Easy Italian Pizzelles by Frugal & Fit
Ginger Spice Cookies by Red Cottage Chronicles
Kahlua Hot Chocolate Cookies by Books n’ Cooks
Linzer Cookies by Palatable Pastime (You are Here!)
Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe by Everyday Eileen
Pecan Pie Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
Pecan Pie Cut Out Cookies by Love and Confections
Other Seasonal Desserts You Might Like:
Speculaas Stars Cookies
Seeded Peanut Butter Cookies
Frosty Snowball Cookies
Slice and Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- Wilton linzer cookie cutter
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- raspberry jam as needed
- powdered sugar as needed
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
- Add egg yolk and extracts, mixing well.
- Add all purpose flour, almond flour and salt and form into a dough.
- Divide dough into two sections, pat into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap.
- Chill or freeze for a half hour or so until firm and very cold.
- Roll out half the dough on parchment and cut with a round cutter and return to the fridge to chill again for another 30 minutes.
- Roll out the remaining dough and do the top sections with the hole in the cutter, or alternatively use a regular cutter and cut out holes in the top with a very small cutter or a knife. I used a Wilton linzer cookie cutter.
- Chill these as well for another thirty minutes.
- Bake after they have chilled for 8-10 minutes or until firm and the edges just begin to color. They shouldn't become very brown.
- Cool on the pans 5 minutes, then finish cooling on a wire rack.
- Sift powdered sugar over the top section.
- Invert the bottom section so the bottom of that faces up (it seats the cookies better) and dab some jam on it.
- Place the top section over that and press down lightly without messing up the sugar.
- Store flat between wax paper in an airtight container.
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Why have I never made these? I see them all of the time but I never think to actually make them!!! I’m an idiot!
They are so good. Especially if you like cookies similar to thumbprints.
Such a classic cookies that I have yet to make….must change that
I think you’ll love them if yoou love spice cookies and gingerbread.
Linzer cookies are always one of my favorites! I try to make them every year at the holidays.
I have never made Linzer cookies but know my husband would love them with raspberry jam.
Linzer cookies are so yummy!! These look so pretty and delicious.
I love linzer cookies! The fruit filling is the best!