Baking, Desserts, Vegetarian

Linzer Cookies

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 12 people

Linzer Cookies

Perfect to make with the kids this weekend

These Linzer cookies are a quick, easy and delicious sweet treat that are sure to keep everyone happy!

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Dairy

Recipe tags


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • A pinch salt
  • 200g cold butter
  • 70g powdered sugar
  • 2-5 tbsp cold water (optional)
  • 100g jam (of your choice)

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  • Step 1

    Place the flour, salt and sugar in to a food processor bowl, and pulse it couple of times

  • Step 2

    Add the cubed butter and pulse until you get a coarse mixture (similar to bread crumbs)

  • Step 3

    Add the egg yolks, one at a time. Pulse until it’s all well incorporated

  • Step 4

    If the dough is too dry then add 1 tbsp of cold water at a time. Pulse before adding another tbsp of water. If you add too much and it becomes too wet then add 2 tbsp of flour

  • Step 5

    Divide the dough in half. Roll the dough to around 2-3mm thickness. You can always refrigerate before rolling out if it is too soft

  • Step 6

    Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes. Use a smaller cutter to cut windows in to half the cookies to make the top star

  • Step 7

    Place in a pre-heated oven at 175 C for 10-12 min, or until the edges are just barely beginning to turn golden

  • Step 8

    Leave to cool completely, then spread jam on to the bottom stars, and top with the a second cookie, and dust with powdered sugar