Buttery shortbread hearts are sandwiched with a sweet homemade raspberry jam filling.  These classic Linzer cookies make a lovely holiday treat!   

Raspberry Linzer Cookies- these are such a classic! The flavor was spot on with this recipe: buttery, tender cookie + fresh, bright raspberry flavor. Definitely making again! #madewithkitchenaid

It’s the last weekday before Valentine’s Day!  Are you ready?  Do you have all the cards written out and the little gifts bought?

Or is there maybe someone lingering on your list that could use a thoughtful gesture?

Raspberry Linzer Cookies- these are such a classic! The flavor was spot on with this recipe: buttery, tender cookie + fresh, bright raspberry flavor. Definitely making again! #madewithkitchenaid

These classic Linzer cookies are fun to make and perfect for gifting.  They’re so pretty, and they taste even better than they look.  Honestly, when I took my first bite I did a little bit of a double-take.  Have you ever done that?  I thought I knew what to expect, but these definitely exceeded my hopes!

Raspberry Linzer Cookies- these are such a classic! The flavor was spot on with this recipe: buttery, tender cookie + fresh, bright raspberry flavor. Definitely making again! #madewithkitchenaid

The cookie itself is buttery and tender-crisp.  It’s my favorite cut-out cookie recipe, easy to make with just a handful of pantry staples, and the best thing about it is, the shapes do NOT spread in the oven, at all.  Not even a little bit.  The hearts are just as pretty coming out of the oven as they were going in.  Definitely bookmark this recipe, because it’s a winner for sure and you’re going to want it again come Christmastime.

Raspberry Linzer Cookies- these are such a classic! The flavor was spot on with this recipe: buttery, tender cookie + fresh, bright raspberry flavor. Definitely making again! #madewithkitchenaid

But I really think the homemade filling is what makes the whole recipe.  I know that homemade jam sounds like a big ordeal but it’s really nothing more than fruit and sugar simmered together until thick.  It takes about 10 minutes and it makes all the difference in the world!  The raspberries cook down and their flavor intensifies like whoa.  Try it!

The cookie cutters you see me using there are from this set.

And if you’re looking for other Valentine’s Day recipe ideas, be sure to check out this epic roundup I put up the other day!  Have a great weekend and a happy Valentine’s day too!

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Raspberry Linzer Cookies
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Buttery shortbread hearts are sandwiched with a sweet homemade raspberry jam filling. These classic Linzer cookies make a lovely holiday treat!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, heart, linzer, raspberry
Servings: 24 sandwich cookies (approx.)
Calories: 227 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
To make the jam filling
  1. Place the frozen raspberries and sugar in a small pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the fruit has broken down and the mixture is syrupy.

  2. Continue to cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Allow the jam to come to room temperature, then refrigerate.
To make the cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and cream together on medium-low speed until smooth.

  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.
  4. Stir in the vanilla, salt, and cornstarch.
  5. Add the flour, about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing on medium-low speed after each addition. Stop adding flour when the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl cleanly. (If making the dough ahead, be sure to add a little less flour.)
  6. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper, to a thickness of about 3/8-inch.
  7. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes. Use a smaller, fluted heart cutter to cut windows in half the cookies.
  8. Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until the edges are just barely beginning to turn golden.
  9. Cool completely. Then spread the jam on the bottom heart, top with a second, open-heart cookie, and dust with powdered sugar.

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Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Raspberry Linzer Cookies- these are such a classic! The flavor was spot on with this recipe: buttery, tender cookie + fresh, bright raspberry flavor. Definitely making again! #madewithkitchenaid