Linzer Cookies


Prep time 120hrs
Cook time 12hrs
Serves or Makes: 24 sandwich cookies


For the Cookies:

For Assembly:

  • 1/ 2 cup raspberry jam
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting, optional


  • Step 1

    Add butter and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and cream the butter and brown sugar for about 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter and cream cheese and beat for 2 more minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat for 1 minute more.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder, then add to the bowl of the stand mixer and mix until no streaks of flour remain.

  • Step 3

    Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Press each dough half into a dish and wrap in parchment. Set in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Once dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350 ̊F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Step 5

    Working with 1 disc of dough at a time, roll out into a ¼ inch thick rectangle and cut out desired shapes using cookie cutters of choice. Using a smaller cutter, cut a ‘window’ in half of the cookies. Place on prepared sheet pans and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

  • Step 6

    Let cool completely, then flip whole cookies (the ones without windows) over and add about 1-2 teaspoons of raspberry jam to each. Top with the ‘windowed’ cookies, then dust with powdered sugar and serve.