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Linzer cookies are the typical Christmas cookies, you will find on every Czech Christmas table. They are buttery cookies with jam filling and dusted with confectioner sugar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Course: Christmas cookies
Cuisine: Czech
Keyword: christmas cookies, linzer cookies, rasberry jam, sugar cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Julia


For the dough

  • 300 g 2 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 100 g 1/2 cup fine sugar
  • 200 g 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For the filling

  • 3/4 cup (177 ml) raspberry jam
  • 1 tbsp confectioner sugar for dusting


  • In the bowl of electric mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until they are combined.
  • Add egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest and flour. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.
  • Place it onto a floured surface and pat into a flat disk.
  • Wrap it with plastic food wrap and chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 170 C. On a floured surface, roll the dough 1/4-inch thick and cut out round shapes with cookie cutter around 1 &1/2 inch wide. Gather the scrap dough, roll, and repeat. You will have around 60 pieces.
  • Place all the cookies on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper).
  • Take the smallest round cookie cutter 1/2 inch wide and cut out little windows. (around 30 cookies).
  • Bake the cookies for 10 -15 minutes (depending on the size of cookies), until the edges begin to lightly golden. Allow cooling to room temperature.
  • Spread raspberry jam to the bottom side of each cookie and cover with the top cookie (with the window).
  • Dust the top of the cookies with confectioner sugar.