These wonderful cookies require a bit of extra effort to make and assemble. But the delight of family and friends when serving them makes them all worthwhile. And they are beautiful-looking!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 cookies
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl using a whisk.

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  • Beat white sugar and butter together with an electric mixer on high in a bowl until light and fluffy; add egg substitute and vanilla extract. Beat until well blended.

  • Gradually beat flour mixture into sugar-butter mixture until dough is soft. Divide dough into 2 equal balls and wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll 1 dough ball into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface; cut into 32 cookies using a square, star, or circular cookie cutter. Repeat with the second dough ball. Cut out the center of 32 cookies using a 1-inch square cookie cutter. Arrange all 64 cookies on the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart.

  • Bake cookies in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool on pans for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Spread about 1/2 teaspoon raspberry jam into the center of each whole cookie. Sprinkle the cut-out cookies with confectioners' sugar; place 1 cut-out cookie atop each raspberry jam-topped cookie.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 12.6g; fat 3g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 61.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
Substituted almond extract for the vanilla extract to make it more authentic. Used 1 egg, not the egg substitute called for. Tastes lovely. Only baked for 8 mins. I think baking longer would leave them over baked, at least in my oven. Will definitely bake them again. So pretty! Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2012
Classic Linzer cookies are and should be almond based! This includes almond flour (ground almonds) and almond extract! These are just a type of sugar cookie. Read More
(5)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2012
Classic Linzer cookies are and should be almond based! This includes almond flour (ground almonds) and almond extract! These are just a type of sugar cookie. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
Substituted almond extract for the vanilla extract to make it more authentic. Used 1 egg, not the egg substitute called for. Tastes lovely. Only baked for 8 mins. I think baking longer would leave them over baked, at least in my oven. Will definitely bake them again. So pretty! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2017
Very good recipe, easy to make and enjoyed by all. Good cookie for those who have allergies to nuts, but would still like the thought of Linzers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2019
Cold dough was crumbly but when I let it sit out a while it rolled well. I do think I would add almond flavoring but otherwise I like this recipe. With my Amish raspberry jam filling they are yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
they were good. I over baked them (13 mins) -they were crispier but not burnt. my family liked them and the recipe was easy to follow. I will definitely do this again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2017
2.11.17 Set the timer for 10 minutes and they were overbaked (actually crispy). If I make these cookies again I ll start checking for doneness at 7 minutes. Still this is a tasty cookie just doesn t taste like Linzer cookies to me. At a minimum I d swap out the vanilla for almond extract because there s zero almond flavor in these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2017
Crumbly dough we opted for another 50 percent more butter to make it better Read More
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