Linzer Heart Cookies

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 30mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 5 ratings

Classic Linzer cookies; make them heart-shaped for your Valentine or cut out simple rounds.

recipe updated Mar 26, 2020


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    1.25 cups (288g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    1 cup (204g)
  • Egg icon
    2 (100g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    3 cups (389g)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    1 tbsp (5g)
  • Salt icon
    1¼ dashes
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Ground cloves icon
    Ground cloves
    ½ tsp
  • Ground almonds icon
    Ground almonds
    2 cups (298g)
  • Jam icon
    as needed
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Add unsalted butter and granulated sugar to a clean stand mixer bowl
  2. Cream together until light and fluffy
  3. Add egg to the dough
  4. Mix well until smooth
  5. Add all purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Whisk together
  7. Mix dry ingredients into dough gradually
  8. Add ground almonds to the dough
  9. Mix until dough forms
  10. Wrap with plastic wrap
  11. Chill in fridge - 1 hr
  12. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  13. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  14. Roll dough until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  15. Cut out
  16. Bake until golden brown - 10 min, 175°C
  17. Transfer onto cooling rack until cool
  18. Spread with jam
  19. Assemble
  20. Dust with powdered sugar
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