Linzer Cookies

Recipe by Linky
READY IN: 1hr 12mins
YIELD: 4 dozen




  • Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy;.
  • Beat in egg, egg yolk, lemon rind and vanilla.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder and cinnamon, blend well.
  • Wrap in wax paper, chill several hours or overnight.
  • Using half of dough and roll out between 2 sheets of wax paper to slightly less than 1/4 inch thickness. (Even though I chill the dough, I always have to let it warm up a bit to be able to roll it.)
  • Remove top sheet of wax paper, cut out circles or hearts.
  • Carefully, place shapes on ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  • Save scraps for second rolling.
  • Repeat with other half of dough, making an equal number of cookies.
  • With a smaller cookie cutter (you can actually purchase Linzer cookie cookie cutters in large and small sizes) cut out the centers of half the cookies.
  • Use scraps to make equal numbers of solid and cut-out cookies.
  • Bake at 350 degree oven for 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden.
  • Remove cookie sheets from oven. Remove with wide spatula to wire racks.
  • Cool.
  • Heat raspberry jam/jelly.
  • Spread each solid cookie with jam, gently press cut out cookie on top of jam, making a "sandwich".
  • Sprinkle tops of cookies with confectioners sugar.
  • Add dab of jam into opening of each cookie, let set slightly.
  • Store in layers with wax paper between each layer.