Linzer Augen (Linzer Cookies)

Ready in: 45 min Serves: 12 Complexity: medium Origin: Sweets and Desserts

The Linzer Augen recipe, that is so popular around the Christmas season, is a miniature cousin of the much larger Linzer Torte.


3/4 cup of Softened Butter
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 cups of Flour
3/4 cup of Powdered Sugar
1 cup of Ground Almonds
1/4 tsp of Cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1 jar of Raspberry Preserves
Powdered Sugar to dust cookies


1. Mix all Dough Ingredients into a smooth dough
Let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes

2. Preheat oven to 350 F
Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness
Using cookie cutters or an empty glass, cut into matching pairs
Cut a ¾ inch diameter hole from one of each pair

3. Place pairs on baking paper covered baking sheet
Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 F

4. Let Cookies cool
Spread Raspberry Preserves over hole-less side of each pair

5. Place matching half on top of the jam-covered half
Dust them all with Powdered Sugar

Image: ©Tirol Werbung / Hofmann Janine