Classic Linzer Cookies

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This Classic Linzer Cookies recipe will totally be your jam (no pun intended). Win the Christmas Cookie Exchange with this delicious holiday recipe.

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On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a batch of these delicious Classic Linzer Cookies! These beautiful cookies originate from the famous Austrian Linzertorte, which was born in the city of Linz, Austria. These are not your run of the mill sugar cookies. These buttery sandwich cookies are made with almond flour giving them a delicious nutty flavor.  

Traditionally, this classic Christmas cookie is filled with black currant jam, but you can use any jam you prefer. I like them with raspberry jam. You can also get creative with the center cut out too. Choose your favorite miniature cookie cutter and have fun customizing these gems. Hearts for Valentine’s Day, stars for Christmas are fun options. And technically, you get double the amount of cookies with this recipe if you serve the center cookies too.

Check out this delicious recipe!

This Classic Linzer Cookies recipe will totally be your jam (no pun intended). Win your Christmas Cookie Swap with this delicious cookie recipe. This traditional Linzer sandwich cookie recipe is full of buttery almond flavor and filled with sweet raspberry jam. #chrismtascookie #cookieswap #linzercookies

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make this Linzer Cookie recipe?

All-Purpose Flour
Confectioners Sugar
Butter
Eggs
Vanilla
Salt
Slivered almonds, finely ground
Raspberry Preserves

How Do I Make Classic Linzer Cookies?

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, beat butter and confectioners sugar. Add, eggs, vanilla, and salt until combined.

Step 2

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In a food processor or blender, finely grind slivered almonds and add to butter mixture. Add flour and mix until thoroughly combined.

Step 3

Divide cookie dough into 2 discs and wrap in plastic. Place in refrigerator until firm, approximately 4 hours or overnight. 

Step 4

Roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Using medium-size and mini size cookie cutters, snowflakes for example. Cut out 2 medium size snowflake cookies.

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Tip: Transfer the Linzer Cookies to the baking sheet before cutting out the center and make sure to dip the cutter into flour before pressing into dough. One cookie will be the base for the Linzer sandwich. The other cookie will have the center cutout.

Use one mini cutter, snowflakes for example, and cutout 1 center. Repeat this, creating sandwich sets with a variety of cookie cutters.

Step 5

This Classic Linzer Cookies recipe will totally be your jam (no pun intended). Win your Christmas Cookie Swap with this delicious cookie recipe. This traditional Linzer sandwich cookie recipe is full of buttery almond flavor and filled with sweet raspberry jam. #chrismtascookie #cookieswap #linzercookiesBake the mini cutouts on a separate sheet as they will bake faster. Once the cookies are done baking, set cookies on a wire rack to cool. Spread preserves on each cookie base. Set all the top cookies on a sheet and dust evenly with confectioners’ sugar.
Place tops onto preserve covered bases. 

Step 5

Store in a covered container for up to a week. If they last that long!

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Must-Have Linzer Cookie Recipe Resources

These items are needed to make these cut out Christmas Cookies

Cookie Cutters (Round or Shaped)

Miniature Cookie Cutter (for center)

Stand Mixer

Food Processor or Blender

Baking Sheets

Food Storage Container

Sugar Shaker


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Yield: 30 cookies + 30 mini cookies

Classic Linzer Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
This Classic Linzer Cookies recipe will totally be your jam (no pun intended). Win the Christmas Cookie Exchange with this delicious holiday recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups slivered almonds, finely ground
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and confectioners sugar. Add, eggs, vanilla,
    and salt until combined.
  2. In a blender, finely grind slivered almonds and add to butter mixture.
  3. Add flour and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Divide dough into 2 discs and wrap in plastic. Place in refrigerator until
    approximately 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Roll dough. Using medium-size and mini size cookie cutters, snowflakes for example. Cut out 2 medium size snowflake cookies. Tip: Transfer cutouts to the baking sheet before cutting out the center and make sure to dip the cutter into flour before pressing into dough. One cookie will be the base for the Linzer sandwich. The other cookie will have the center cutout.
  6. Use one mini cutter, snowflakes for example, and cut out 1 center. Repeat
    this, creating sandwich sets with a variety of cookie cutters.
  7. Bake the mini cutouts on a separate sheet as they will bake faster.
  8. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Set cookies on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Spread preserves on each cookie base.
  10. Set all the top cookies on a sheet and dust evenly with confectioners' sugar.
  11. Place tops onto preserve covered bases.
  12. Store in a covered container for up to a week. If they last that long!

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2 Comments

  1. Your cookies look wonderful and so Christmassy. They are perfectly done. I shall have a go at making some. If they turn out half as nice as yours I’ll be very happy. Thank you for tutorial.
    Deirdre

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