Linzer Cookies

This is an egg less recipe which I had it first time in my son's pre-school Holiday party,the class teacher made this one.I really impressed with the cookies since its an egg less and requested for the recipe and gave me the recipe,tried it after couple of days.It came out perfectly,Today is the first day of blogging marathon#11 and I will be blogging under eggless baking.
Linzer cookies are delicious cookies in which two cookies are sandwiched with a layer of jam or preserves and there will be a small window in the top layer of the cookie.The jam or preserve applied in the cookie will be visible through the window and the top of the cookie is dusted with powdered sugar.Traditionally for this cookie black currant preserves are used,but here I used the strawberry preserves.


All purpose flour1cup
Almond powder1/3cup
Corn Starch1tbs
Vanilla extract1/2tsp
Baking powder1/2tsp
Strawberry jam/preserves1/3cup
Powdered sugarfor dusting


                        Powder the almonds with corn starch to a coarse powder.Mix in flour,salt and baking powder together.
Cream in the butter and sugar in a hand blender till it becomes frothy,add in the vanilla extract and mix it well.
Now slowly add the flour mixture(1/4cup at a time)and blend it well then the almond powder and mix it well to form a dough.
Divide the dough into two equal parts,wrap it individually in a cling wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to get firm.
Roll out the dough into 1/8 inch thickness on a floured surface and with a cookie cutter cut into desired shape for the bottom part.For the top part cut out the center with a small cookie cutter of the same shape or different shape.
Arrange it on a lined baking tray and bake it in the oven for 8-12 minutes,at 350 degree F(it took 9 mins).Let it cool completely.
Meanwhile heat the jam or preserves in a pan on the stove or microwave oven and stir it till becomes dropping consistency.
Keep 1/2 tsp of it on the bottom layer of the cookie and cover it with the top layer cookie(with the window)layer.Arrange the cookies,on a plate sprinkle some powdered sugar.
Linzer cookies are ready.


  • Use a sharp spatula to take the rolled dough to the baking tray,otherwise it will break.
  • Make sure the almond is powdered coarsely.
  • Sprinkle the powdered sugar first to the top layer then it can be arranged.
  • While heating the jam in the MW,heat it in the high power for 2 minutes only. 
  • Make sure to keep the bottom layer of the cookie upside down while keeping the jam,so that both sides will be even.

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Linking this recipe to the following event happenings
Bake Fest#2 hosting by Sangee of Spicy Treats started by Vardhini's Kitchen.
Let's Cook It Series by Radika of Tickling Palates.
Only-Cookies and Cakes by Pari of Foodilecious.
Christmas Delicacy by Julie of ErivumPuliyumm.


I am bookmarking this. God there are so many cookie recipes that i have to try!!!!

Looks so good and I agree with Veena..there are so many that I want to try!..:)

Nice cookies Nalini! Looking cute with the jam!

Linzer cookies are looking really good. So perfectly done :)
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wow, i have a recipe stacked that calls these as cat eye cookies, i m so tempted to make them now

They look good, Nalini. Bookmarked to try.

Woww those cookies looks absolutely elegant and terribly addictive.

Absolutely Ravishing .......I will have to bake them now......same here / my cookie recipe is stacking up but have to try these. Thanks for sharing Nalini.

fabulous cookies, wish i could munch some now :)
Merry Christmas to you and your family !!

lovely cookies....loved the jam idea
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Very perfect shaped cookies,just like store brought ones!!
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Mind blowing presentation,Nalini..
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nice cookies.....ssuperb dear...

Cookies luks so cute and perfect for this season

wow...perfectly made linzer cookies, nice clicks n well presented!!
thanks for sending it to bake fest..

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Yummy linzer cookies. They look perfect.

They look so perfect! I have always wanted to make these.

Beautiful cookies. Store-bought linzer cookies used to be my favourite while growing up. Your pictures make me wanting them again.

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