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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 Apostol
  • 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.
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Nutrition Facts
Christmas Linzer Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.