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Christmas Linzer Cookies


Classic jam filled cookies perfect for Christmas. Fillings can range from various jams to hazelnut spreads only limited by your imagination.













Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium


2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 large eggs
oor 2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons milk
or cream
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, unsalted
1 x fruit jam
as needed, or chocolate frosting, or lemon curd


Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, divide into half.

Mix egg, milk, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl or a measuring cup.

Cream sugar with butter until lightened and smooth.

Beat egg mixture into creamed butter until just combined.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently to shape into a soft dough.

Dough can be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen up to 6 months.

Working with about ¼ of the dough at a time, roll dough to about ⅛ inch thick.

Using a 2-inch serrated cookie cutter, cut dough rounds.

Using a ½-inch cutter (the botom of a pastry tip works well), cut a hole or any other shape in the center of half the dough rounds to make cookie tops.

Bake at 350℉ (180℃) degrees until golden, about 12 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Smear a heaping ½ teaspoon complementary jam or chocolate icing or lemon curd on each cookie bottom, mounding centre a bit more generously.

Gently place top cookie over filling.

Dust with sugar if desired.

To Make Chocolate Linzer Cookies:

Dust with a mixture made up of equal amount of cocoa and sugar.

To Make Spice Linzer Cookies:

Fill layers with store-bought lemon curd or homemade.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

Add review




Perhaps someone should review the Linzer and Viennese cookie
recipes .... the ingredients at the top and the directions below.

almost 12 years ago


Very appreciated your comment. Sorry for the confusion, I already edited the direction. Now the recipe is clear to follow. Happy Baking :)

almost 12 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12g (0.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5246% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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