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Chocolate Filled Linzer Cookies


Christmas Cookies Week continues and today I've got some beautiful Chocolate Linzer Cookies for you.  Traditionally these cookies are made with nuts, but Heather P's version from Taste of Home are not.  Since there are nut allergies in my family, I was excited to be able to make a version they could enjoy. 

I did make a few small changes.  I swapped out the almond extract for vanilla, and the raspberry jam for strawberry. I chose the star pattern for the cut outs.  If you don't have a Linzer cutter you can use nested biscuit or cookie cutters.

Since the holiday are always crazy for me, I take time savers anywhere I can.  I melted the chocolate in a measuring cup and then poured it into a pastry bag.  I snipped the end off and piped the chocolate onto the solid cookie halves.   

I also did the jam the same way, it made it easier to precisely get it into the middle.  Then I used a wooden skewer to gently coax it into the points.   

Wait til you see what all the other bakers have for you today! You can find their recipes down below.  I know I've been pinning and printing recipes like crazy this week!

Chocolate Filled Linzer Cookies

Chocolate Filled Linzer Cookies
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons seedless strawberry jam


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion to 1/8-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter.
  4. Roll out remaining dough; cut with a 2-1/2-in. floured doughnut cutter so the center is cut out of each cookie.
  5. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool
  6. Spread melted chocolate over the bottoms of solid cookies. Place cookies with cutout centers over chocolate.
  7. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jam in center of each cookie.
chocolate, Linzer, jam
Cookies, dessert

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  1. Just beautiful. Perfect for a cookie exchange, everyone will be so impressed and you don't have to worry about nut allergies.

  2. One of the most classy looking holiday cookies! They taste amazing too. Adding them to my list.

  3. When I was growing up, my neighbor Ura used to make these at Christmas time. So good.

  4. I have the cookie cutters but have never made them. I've definitely trying your recipe!

  5. These are gorgeous! You did a great job on them!

  6. Classic cookie and they are PERFECT

  7. These are perfect right down to the plate! Love Linzer cookies--and I always use vanilla if the recipes calls for almond extract too!

  8. I love linzer cookies. These turned out so beautiful!

  9. Oh my! I like that these have chocolate sandwiched between them instead of jam! I mean, who doesn't love chocolate???

  10. Beautiful cookies! Love the idea of using piping bag to pipe and save time. Love these cookies!

  11. They look so pretty! I haven't made linzer cookies but I need to try these.

  12. These are my favorite cookies to make during the holidays! SO tasty and pretty!


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