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Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Jam

Linzer Cookies

What a great way to fill the house with the lovely scent of sweet baking and celebrate Christmas with these delicate Linzer cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 35 pcs
Calories 69kcal
Author Lea


  • 240 g plain flour
  • 160 g unsalted butter
  • 80 g icing sugar + little bit more for decorating
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 lemon zest
  • pinch Baking powder
  • jam raspberry or strawberry seedless jam


  • Leave the butter out to come up to room temperature.
  • Mix all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder).
  • Add the butter, yolk and lemon zest to the dry ingredient mixture and make a dough using your hands.
  • Divide in 3, wrap each piece in cling film and leave in the fridge.
  • Once cooled, work with each piece at a time.
  • Line the tray with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • Flour the surface and roll out the dough approx 3 mm thick.
  • Cut out the shapes with a cutter and transfer them to the tray.
  • Bake for 5 – 8 minutes or until the edges are just starting to get colour.
  • Wait for the shapes to cool down and sandwiched two pieces together with a jam.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • Tip: Work quickly and cut the little round openings in the middle once the shapes are on the tray.


Serving: 35pcs | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg