This classic almond raspberry Linzer cookies recipe is made with two rounds of buttery dough, flavored with lemon zest and spices, filled with raspberry jam.
Classic Linzer cookies are one of my favorite cookies ever. It is a cookie version of the Linzertorte and Austrian tart from the city of Linz that dates back to the 17th century. The Linzer cookie is a smaller, cuter version of this traditional tart. It has an almond flour dough, and it is filled with jam.
The cookie dough just melts in your mouth and is the perfect balance between flaky and airy! This Linzer torte cookie version is delicious and straightforward. It's two buttery lemon-scented almond cookies filled with homemade raspberry jam. These almond raspberry Linzer cookies are perfect for enjoying all year round and are an excellent idea to gift over the holiday season. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I have done this recipe many times, and this is the first time I have used a proper linzer cookie cutter Christmas Linzer Cookie Cutters. This one has 2 cookie cutters, one for the bottom cookie, one for the top cookie with the hole incorporated in the cutter.
However, they can be made with any cookie cutter shape you like and have at home. The only requirement is to have 2 cutters: one for the bottom round and a smaller one to make the hole on the top cookie round.
Making the dough is easy. You can follow the step by steps below. Make sure not to overwork the dough, but it’s essential to be aware because of its high butter content and the use of almond flour in the dough, it's more challenging to roll out than other cookie dough. Here are some pro tips that will help:
Since the dough is very pliable, it must be kept cold to get clean cuts with the Linzer cookie cutter or any cookie cutter you use. To make the Linzer cookies, you need to:
Once baked, the cookie rounds can be kept for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Once filled with the raspberry jam, they are best if you have them on the same day. They will become soggy afterward.
Pro tip: keep the baked cookie rounds safely stored and assemble only when you are ready to have them! Must be eaten fresh 😊.
You can freeze the Linzer cookie rounds by following the simple tips listed below.
You can use any jam you like and have at home.
If you feel like making a homemade raspberry jam, you can find a delicious recipe here Raspberry Doughnuts.
You can also fill them with dulce de leche, Nutella and even lemon curd 😊.
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These are SUCH beautiful cookies! They are the loveliest color of jam and filling. Can't wait to make them.
Aw thank you! Can't wait for you to make it!!
Love Linzer cookies so much. They remind me of my childhood and now that I’m all grown up I’ll be making these for myself 😍
Hi Amanda! Getting to bake our childhood treats is such a beautiful thing! So glad this recipe brings you happy memories!
These are so beautiful and delicious. The perfect addition to a holiday cookie box! I really love the step-by-step photos. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos and such a great recipe!
HI Anita! They sure would be a great addition, you are right!
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the step-by-step photos!!
Hi I had a question- can’t wait to make this recipe! I have to make them a few days in advance (I know they are best served fresh but I am bringing them as a gift). How do you recommend storing them? (Container/ temperature?)
Hi Jenna! So excited to hear you will making these cookies!!!
If you will.be making them in advance, this is no problem. Make the cookies, let them cool down and store un airtight container. Then proceed to fill tthem with the jam on the SAME day you will be gifting them!
Hope they turn out great !