Raspberry Linzer Heart Cookies

Raspberry Lizner Heart Cookies

These are perfect Valentine’s Day cookies. We made them last year and I just bought all of the ingredients to make them again!


16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 

2/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup raspberry jam



Preheat oven to 325°F; line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla, then flour and salt. Shape dough into 2 disks; wrap 1 in plastic and refrigerate.

On a floured surface, roll out remaining disk to about a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Use a smaller heart cutter to cut a window out of half of cookies. With a spatula, carefully transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Gather scraps and roll out again to make more cookies.

Bake cookies in batches until edges of cookies are just golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies onto wire racks to let cool completely.

Spread 3/4 tsp. jam over flat side of each cookie that doesn’t have a window. Top with remaining cookies, flat side down, so that jam shows through windows. Carefully sift 3 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar over cookies.




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  1. Oh yum! They really are perfect for Valentine’s Day! My mom used to make them with apricot jam at Christmas time in star shapes!

  2. I had no idea these were so easy to make. They look lovely and I’m sure they taste fantastic!

  3. This looks good, I should make these for Valentines Day!

  4. Those make the perfect treats for Valentine’s Day!

  5. These are cute! I bet Cohen would love helping me make some for my students!

  6. These are super cute. I love raspberry too so I’m sure I would like them.

  7. What an adorable cookie, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  8. Those are so great and festive for Valentine’s Day. I will definitely try to make them as they are so easy to make.

  9. So easy and very yummy looking.

  10. Those turned out so cute! I am planning to bake a few fun cookies for Valentine’s Day this year. I have never made a Linzer cookie before… probably because I don’t have a fancy cutter set. I bet I could improvise. 🙂

  11. These combine both craftiness and taste, love it! Perfect for the holiday!

  12. These will be perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’d like to try some with strawberries, too!

  13. I love linzer cookies and using the raspberry jam is my favorite way to make them. They’re so pretty!

  14. Wow, these are soo special, and I can imagine anyone who receives these cookies knows they are loved! I’d like to try this!

  15. i always make linzers in special occasions like holidays and large birthday parties, they are evergreens. Usually, I use apricot jam, but could try raspberry too.

  16. I love classic butter type cookies like these and really enjoyed how you spruced them up. YUM!