Linzer Christmas Cookies

An Austrian shortbread dessert filled with berry preserves, dusted with powdered sugar makes for a perfect Christmas dessert.

Created in Austria back in 1653, this decadent cookie was originally a tart, baked like a pie. Since then, this traditional European dessert has evolved into what is now known as the Linzer Cookie. Its fruity center bordered by a buttery, flakey crust has become a winter favorite all across the Western hemisphere.

Linzer Christmas Cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Yield: 15 cookies


1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Strawberry or raspberry preserves
Powdered sugar for dusting


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