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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
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.