Linzer Cookies

What Are Linzer Cookies?

These gorgeous and easy cookies are buttery, flaky shortbread filled with sweet jam and dusted with powdered sugar.

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's round them up and get started!

Make the Dough

Mix butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and flour. Flatten dough into a disk, wrap in cling wrap, and refrigerate.

Cut Out the Cookies

Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out circles using a biscuit or cookie cutter. Then cut out the centers in half of the rounds.


Place dough on baking sheet, freeze it while the oven preheats, then bake for 18-20 minutes and allow cookies to cool completely.

Add the Preserves

Spread preserves on the bottoms of the solid cookies. Gently press the cut-out cookies on top of the preserves.


Dust all the cookies with powdered sugar, then serve.

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