Linzer Cookies

What Are Linzer Cookies?

Dainty and dusted with powdered sugar, these cookies are filled with your favorite fruit jams for a delicately sweet and nutty afternoon snack!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Whisk the Flours

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the all purpose flour, almond flour, and salt until well combined.

Cream the Butter

Beat butter and sugar in a stand mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Add the Extracts

Beat vanilla and almond extracts, egg, and lemon zest together on medium speed until well combined.

Add the Dry Ingredients

Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Then roll dough into a 1" thick disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

Roll It Out

Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll the dough until its 1/4" thick.

Cut the Shapes

Cut shapes using cookie cutters, leaving half of the cookies without cutouts in the center. Reroll scraps and cut out more cookies.


Place cookies on baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Then let them cool for 7-10 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.

Assemble Them

Dust the cookies with the cutouts in the center with powdered sugar to taste. Spread about 1-2 teaspoons of jam on each of the solid cookies.


Press both cookies together to sandwich them. Serve and enjoy.

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