Christmas Linzer Cookies Recipe

Melt-in-your-mouth linzer cookies with a hint of vanilla, the best ever jam-filled cookies. Get a big batch ready, and your Christmas party will be a smashing success.

Overeheas shot of 7 linzer cookies

Having been brought up in a family that values home-made food and hard work, l simply cannot imagine a big holiday or celebration without lots of preparation in advance.

Everybody gets to help a bit, and l think everything tastes amazing on the big day just because you know how much you worked for it. And the reward always exceeds everyone’s expectations.

It’s all that excitement and rush that gets you into the holiday spirit. Yes, buying ready-made stuff is fuss free and effortless, but a kitchen filled with the lovely aroma of the freshly-baked goodies is priceless.

I become a child again every time l get to bake family-favourite cookies. And what’s better than some soft linzer cookies that simply melt in your mouth?

Collage of 6 photos to show how to make linzer cookies

And what cookies, hey! Super duper easy, and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already, so why not give them a try? Any jam can be used, I quite like the strawberry one, but anything else works.

If you happen to have powdered vanilla sugar to dust them with, amazing! It really takes the cookies to the very next level. Oh, yum!

These easy linzer cookies are so beautifully moist, and flavourful, few cookies have such a delicate aroma that really makes me have one too many cookies.

They really are a great choice for Christmas, kids would definitely love them, and that’s worth buying christmas cookie cutters.

And not only kids, I can already see the grown-ups feasting themselves from these yummy cookies. And why not, Christmas is only once a year, we should be able to indulge without any feeling of guilt.

Close-up shot of 7 Christmas linzer cookies

The cookies can safely be stored in an air-tight container or a glass jar, they will keep nice and soft for at least two days, although I find it hard to believe they can last that long.

If you don’t have Christmas cookie cutters, not to worry, just use a glass to cut the bottom cookie, and a plastic water lid to cut the top one, no one will ever know what happened 🙂

Other popular choices are rounds or heart shapes, but it is entirely up to you which one you prefer. Kids would absolutely love to give a helping hand, no doubt about it. I know they are messy, and your kithchen will probably end up being a disaster, but never mind, it’s great fun.

Other popular Christmas Cookies:

Gingerbread Man Cookies

Orange and Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

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4 from 6 votes
Overhead shot of 7 Christmas linzer cookies on a black background
Christmas Linzer Cookies
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Melt-in-your-mouth linzer cookies with a hint of vanilla, the best ever jam-filled cookies. Get a big batch ready, and your Christmas party will be a smashing success.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: christmas cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 324 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 350 g plain flour
  • 160 g butter, unsalted
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 300 g strawberry jam
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp powder vanilla sugar
  1. In a large bowl, sift the flour, add the powder sugar, baking powder and salt.

  2. Cut the butter into cubes and add it to the bowl, rubbing it with your fingertips until the flour mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla extract and gently knead the dough.

  4. Shape it into a ball, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (360 F)

  6. Cut the dough in half, roll the first half with a rolling pin and use the cookie cutters of your choice.

  7. Arrange them on a baking tray lined with non-stick paper and bake for approximately 10 minutes until the edges are slightly golden.
  8. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the tray.
  9. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

  10. Once the cookies have cooled down, spread a teaspoon of jam on the round side and sandwich it together with the other side that has the hole in the middle.
  11. Arrange on a plate and dust the cookies with powdered vanilla sugar.
Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Christmas Linzer Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 146mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.








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