Lingonberry Linzer Plätzchen (German Lingonberry Linzer Cookies)

These tasty Linzer cookies are inspired by Linzer torte, an Austrian dessert featuring a nutty, jam-filled pastry with a lattice-designed top. Depending on the region and country you're in, you'll find these cookies under a variety of names—in Austria, they're called Linzer Augen, which translates to Linzer "eyes" to reflect their circular design with a round cutout. This version uses lingonberry jam for the filling, a drizzle of white chocolate and a dusting of crushed dried raspberries.

a recipe photo of Lingonberry Linzer Cookies
Photo: William Dickey
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour

  • ½ cup finely ground almond flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), at room temperature

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup lingonberry jam

  • ½ cup white chocolate, melted (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup finely crushed freeze-dried raspberries


  1. Sift all-purpose flour, pastry flour, almond flour and salt into a medium bowl.

  2. Mix butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed until just combined, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla; mix, scraping the sides, until combined, about 30 seconds. Reduce mixer speed to low; add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing just until the dough starts to come together. Spoon the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper and flatten into a circle about 1 inch thick. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch rounds with a plain or fluted cutter. With half the rounds, use a 1-inch cookie cutter to cut a circle (or other shape) from the middle of each round. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Reroll the dough up to 2 times. Discard any remaining dough.

  5. Bake the cookies, in batches as needed, until the edges just begin to brown or the cookies are crisp, 10 to12 minutes. Let cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 10 minutes more.

  6. Place 1 teaspoon lingonberry jam on the flat side of each whole cookie, spreading it out to the edges with the back of the spoon. Place the cookies with the cutouts on top of the filled bottoms. Drizzle with white chocolate and sprinkle with freeze-dried raspberries.

To make ahead

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week.


Parchment paper; 2-inch-round plain or fluted cookie or biscuit cutter; 1-inch cookie cutter


To melt chocolate: Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on Medium for 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. (Alternatively, place chocolate in a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Serving Size 1 cookie
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 107IU 2%
Folate 14mcg 4%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 9mg 2%
Potassium 46mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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