Austrian Cookie Recipes

Austrian cookies, like Linzer cookies and Viennese crescents, are known throughout the world. Browse our collection of trusted Austrian cookies, with ratings, reviews, and baking tips.

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Linzer Tarts

Rating: 4.41 stars
Cut out cookies with a jam filling.

Linzer Torte Cookies

Rating: 4.6 stars
These are a version of a classic Austrian dessert. A nutty dough with preserves and a lattice top. A beautiful treat for the holidays.

Viennese Crescent Holiday Cookies

Rating: 4.44 stars
These cookies have been a Christmas family favorite for 20 years. Flaky and buttery, they are worth the effort. Almonds can be substituted for hazelnuts.

Vanille Kipferl II

Rating: 4.45 stars
The vanille kipferl originated in Austria, and they are also very popular in Switzerland and Germany. The kipferl become even yummier after 2 to 3 days...but only for those who can resist long enough. If desired, the two ends of the kipferl can be dipped in warm chocolate and then left to cool.

Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Rating: 4 stars
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!

Vanille Kipferl I

Rating: 4.56 stars
This recipe is known in America as almond crescents. I converted the measurements and translated this recipe that has been in my family for generations. It's a German Christmas cookie.

Austrian Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.65 stars
These powdered sugar coated cookies are absolutely packed with ground hazelnuts, and make a wonderful accompaniment at tea time!

Sugar Free Sour Cream Linzer Cookies

Rating: 4.04 stars
A delicious holiday cookie that diabetics can enjoy as well.

Austrian Peach Cookie

Rating: 4 stars
Cookie rounds hollowed out and filled with a delicious fruity filling and looks like a miniature peach.

Austrian Peach Cookies II

Rating: 4.25 stars
Cookies are shaped like miniature peaches and filled with jam and chocolate.

Austrian Chocolate Balls

Rating: 4.55 stars
Delicate dark chocolate balls topped with a rich dark chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Black Tea Cake

Rating: 4.21 stars
This is an Austrian recipe that was passed on from one generation to the next in my family. The secret of this cake's full flavour and softness: Prepare it one day in advance before eating it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Austrian Jam Cookies
Rating: Unrated
This recipe belonged to my mother. It is one the many cookies from her Christmas cookie collection.
Linzer Cookies
Rating: Unrated
I know these are bars and not cutouts, but they taste just as good! The Linzer Cookie is a family of cookies that are varied enough to include cocoa in some recipes. The constant is a cookie base made of finely chopped nuts, and a fruit-jam center; a crispy, buttery delicacy no matter what type!

Linzer Cookies (Sandwich Cookies)

Nutty Linzer sandwich cookies filled with jam. Usually they are filled with apricot or strawberry jam. I used orange marmalade once and they were delicious.