Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Jam

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These Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Jam are a delightful, sweet treat that’s perfect for holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day!

These Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Jam are a delightful, sweet treat that's perfect for holidays like Christmas and Valentine's Day! | platingsandpairings.com

It’s Christmastime! This weekend I took time to do all things holiday related. I did my gift shopping, decorated the house, turned on Christmas music and baked some cookies.

Fortunately enough, we had a huge windstorm here this past week and the three huge pine trees in our backyard dropped so many branches that I don’t even think we need to buy a tree this year! Some of the branches were taller than me – But lucky for us, none hit the house and did any serious damage! I gathered up all those branches, found some big red ceramic urns and used them as huge vases for those lovely greens. Wrap around some white Christmas lights and I think we’re good to go! Surprising thought, even though as fresh as those branches are, they don’t really bring a smell of pine to the house like a big tree would. I may have to cheat and pick up a pine scented candle or two as well 😉

Sammie (my SPOILED dog – seen here) goes to a great doggy daycare twice a week. She wanted me to bake a batch of cookies to bring to her people friends at daycare to wish them Happy Holidays! So, we put these together – Buttery shortbread layered together with a spread of sweet jam. These kind of remind me of the Pepperidge Farms Linzer cookies that come in those little white bags, only these are MUCH better if I do say so myself! Make a batch and share them with the people you (or your dog) love!!!

Linzer Jam Cookies Recipe

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Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Jam

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jam cookies, jelly cookies, strawberry jam cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 212 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings
These Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Jam are a delightful, sweet treat that's perfect for holidays like Christmas and Valentine's Day!
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup good-quality strawberry jam
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla until just combined.
  3. Add the flour, water and salt and mix on low speed until the dough comes together in a mass.
  4. Dump the dough out onto your work surface and shape into a flat disk. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll the dough out to a uniform 1/4 inch thickness and, using a cookie cutter, cut rounds (or hearts). Using a smaller cookie cutter, make holes in the middle of half of your rounds.
  6. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and chill for an additional 15 minutes prior to baking.
  7. Bake the cookies for 20 - 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature.
  9. Dust the cut out cookies with confectioners' sugar and spread strawberry jam on each solid cookie.
  10. Sandwich your cookies together.
Nutrition Facts
Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 comments

  1. H

    hello! My daughter and I are making your cookies and noticed that you have water included in your ingredients, but not your directions. Right now they look great, but we were wondering if we missed something?
    Best, H and M

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi H&M! Thank you for catching that!!! I’ve revised the recipe to show that the water should be added along with the flour. It’s not a lot, just enough to make sure that the dough forms together. I hope that your cookies came out great!

      Reply

  2. Zay

    Hi! Just wanted to know where you got your cookie cutters!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi there – I got my set from Sur La Table – They’re on sale right now! Or, here’s a similar set from Amazon!

      Reply

  3. Shinee

    Erin, these cookies look fantastic! I’m craving Christmas cookies now!! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Shinee! I think it’s DEFINITELY OK to have Christmas cookies in July!

      Reply

  4. Angela

    Hi
    was wondering were do they get stored and how long would they keep?

    Thanks

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Angela – The cookies will store best in an airtight container with wax paper between each layer, at room temperature, for up to three days. The cookies can be refrigerated or frozen for a longer period, but the look of the powdered sugar will change as it absorbs moisture.

      Reply

  5. Angela

    Erin could these be done with shortbread dough?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I definitely think that would work Angela! Let me know how it turns out – Sounds delicious!

      Reply

  6. Olivia

    I made these cookies but kept having to add flour and powdered sugar because the dough just wouldn’t congeal…Even after adding a little extra time in the fridge. Once I did that, they were a hit! Thanks.

    Reply

  7. Erin

    I have never made linzer cookies before but I bet these would be so cute for Valentine’s Day with hearts cut out of the middle!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I think that these would definitely help to win someone’s heart on Valentine’s Day – Love the idea to turn them into hearts Erin!

      Reply

  8. Carla

    I’m having the same issue as Olivia, but I didn’t add flour yet, I just put it in fridge.
    Is the dough supposed to be very soft before it hardens in the fridge?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Carla – The dough will definitely firm up after being in the refrigerator. If you are still finding the dough to be too soft, add in some additional flour a spoonful at a time. I think that the time in the fridge should definitely help though!

      Reply

      1. Carla

        5 stars
        Erin, I just wanted to let you know that I keep coming back again and again to your site for those cookies, my kids LOVE them, I make them for teachers during the holidays, it takes me quite some time to make them but everyone asks for more. Thank you so much for your recipe!

        Reply

        1. Erin

          I’m so happy to hear that everyone likes them so much! Thanks for the kind words Carla!

          Reply

  9. Pamela

    These cookies sound great, but they definitely aren’t Linzer Cookies. Linzer cookies are meant to be like a mini Linzer Torte, which always have ground toasted almonds and that very special flavor that you get from them!

    Reply

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