Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Raspberry Linzer Cookies.

Christmas cookie baking continues with these divine little shortbread “sandwiches.”

Buttery, tender shortbread cookies with a hint of almond kicked up with a generous spoonful of raspberry preserves and lightly dusted with sweet powdered sugar.

Such an elegant, beautiful, and mouth-watering treat!

Raspberry Linzer Cookies


  • 1 1/2 lbs. salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberry preserves
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.  Add vanilla and almond extracts followed by salt.  Add flour and mix until dough is formed.  Remove dough from bowl to counter and flatten.  Place in large Ziploc bag or wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick.  Cut circles with biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter.  For half of the round cookies, cut a hole in the middle with smaller cookie cutter.  Bake approximately 12 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool completely.

Spread raspberry preserves on the flat side of each solid round cookie.  Top each with a cut-out cookie.  Dust top with powdered sugar.


Cheers & Hugs,



45 thoughts on “Raspberry Linzer Cookies

  1. Oh, such wonderful memories these cookies bring to mind. My dear Gram always made Linzer cookies with her own homemade raspberry preserves for our family Sunday Teas. I have never had any better tasting than those, they were always heart shaped. Fingers crossed that gluten free will provide some tasty treats. Thank-you!

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  2. Gorgeous little cookies! I was going to make your butter pecan cookies for our book club cookie exchange, but lo and behold we have a record-setting 10 people coming this time! (Usually only 4 or 5 show up.) So I’ve saved off my pecans to make them for the fam later and have made a double batch of pumpkin snickerdoodles instead. We are only exchanging 6 cookies each. 🙂

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  3. I was just looking at these and thinking you must have so much fun at Christmas! These look delicious. Apologies Jodi, I have been absent from blogging and have missed a lot but it is always a treat to see your posts. Sending hugs.
    Flo x


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